What is Ground Source Heating?

Ground Source Heating is a way to use the natural heat that’s stored in the earth to heat a property. It uses these sustainable resources to provide a more efficient, eco-friendly source of heat.

The temperature below the ground remains at a constant warm temperature all year round. Ground Source Heating extracts this heat and transfers it to a heat pump, and on to your home. As the temperature is consistent all year, Ground Source heating can be a year-round solution.

Ground Source Heating works using a heating loop of pipe which is placed inside a borehole before being secured with thermal grout and heat transfer media. This loop then circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze, absorbing the heat from the ground into the fluid. This passes through a heat exchanger and into a heat pump, ready to heat your home or water. The pump performs a similar role to a boiler, but instead of burning fuel to generate heat, it uses the ambient heat from the ground.

The depth of the borehole is dependent on several property factors such as size, age, insulation etc and so every enquiry is different. When you call the Dragon Drilling team, we’ll be able to give you specific information on how a ground source heating solution can work for you and your area. .

Though Ground Source Heating can’t be considered a zero-carbon solution due to the power used to run the pump, a good pump will usually generate around 3 times more energy than it uses. This makes it a very good, efficient way to heat your home and water. The higher heat you want from your ground source heating, the more energy you’ll need to use. Due to this energy saving quality, the government maintain the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to support homes with grants for producing renewable energy. The more you produce, the more you get back.

For many homes, a ground source heating solution is the best option to save money and be a part of a greener, more sustainable world. Talk to our experts today to see how much you could save.

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