Ground Source Heat Pumps

As well as being local ground source heat pumps installer, Eco Power and Lighting also carry out electrical work, fit solar power systems and supply LED and energy saving light fittings in Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and London.

At Eco Power & Lighting Ltd, our goal is to provide you with a domestic or commercial ground source heat pumps that meets your needs from design through installation and on to finished product, with as little disruption to you as possible.

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Ground source heat pumps

Ground heating systems absorb heat from the ground at low temperatures into a fluid inside a loop of pipe (a ground loop) buried underground. The fluid then passes through a compressor that raises it to a higher temperature, which can then heat water for the heating and hot water circuits in the house. The cooled ground-loop fluid passes back into the ground where it absorbs further energy from the ground in a continuous process as long as heating is required.

Normally the loop is laid flat or coiled in trenches about 2m deep, but if there is not enough space in your garden you can install a vertical loop down into the ground to a depth of up to 100m for a typical domestic home. Heat pumps have some impact of the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, the air or water in constantly being renewed naturally.

The advantages of ground source heat pumps

  • Ground source heat pumps save money; they are much cheaper to run than direct electric heating systems and cheaper than oil and gas boilers.
  • Fully automated, they demand less work than biomass boilers.
  • Heat pumps save space and there are no storage requirements. No need to manage fuel deliveries.
  • Heat pumps are safe. There is no combustion involved and no emission of potentially dangerous gases.
  • Heat pumps require less maintenance than combustion-based heating systems and have a longer life span.
  • The ground heat exchanger element has a design life of 100 years.
  • Heat pumps save carbon emissions unlike burning oil, gas, LPG or biomass.
  • Heat pumps are out of sight and require no planning permission.
  • Heat pumps provide cooling in summer and heating in winter.
  • A well-designed heat pump is likely to increase the sale value of your property.
  • Suitable ground heating for houses and commercial premises.