Ground Source Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are riding an increasing wave of popularity brought on by their high efficiency and low running costs. Compared to a gas boiler that can be over 90% efficient, heat pumps can achieve 400% efficiency meaning a huge reduction in running costs. This means that for every £1 spent, you'll receive £4 worth of heating.
Unlike fossil fuel boilers, ground source heat pumps can generate hot water and heating 24/7 by compensating for changing weather conditions - helping to keep your home at a constant temperature all year.
Additionally, ground source heat pumps require very little maintenance which makes them perfect for many different environments. The quality, consistency and ingenuity of Nibe and Steibel Eltron heating products is the reason we’ve been installing their heat pumps around Yorkshire since 2003!
How Does Ground Source Heat Pumps Work?
Let's dig into the science behind a ground source heat pump.
As the Sun shines on the Earth, it raises the temperature of the outermost layer. By laying pipework in a series of trenches (called ground loops) a metre below the surface level, cold liquid with a very low boiling point can be circulated to absorb the low-level heat from the surrounding soil. For buildings where outdoor space is limited, ground loops aren't feasible, so a borehole can be used instead. These operate in the same way, however it absorbs the heat from a series of pipes ranging from 90 to 160 metres deep. The pipes then transport the warmed fluid back to the main pump inside your home.
Note: GSHP's are not feasible for all properties if there is insufficient garden space / access. Our qualified engineers will be able to guide you on the best options for your home.
This heated liquid isn't ready to be circulated through your house just yet, it's still less than 10 degrees, but this is sufficient to turn a super cold refrigerant into gas. Within the compressor of your heat pump, this gas is converted back into a liquid which raises the temperature further, this heat is then transferred to water through a heat exchanger - following this, the newly heated water will circulate throughout your home.
Ground Source Heat Pump Installation
Get the complete heat pump experience. We take great pride from only using products that are trusted, reliable and we have high confidence in. All of our heat pumps are supplied by the following manufacturers:
Nibe is a Swedish manufacturing company for heat pumps for over 50 years. Recognised as one of Europe’s largest heat pump manufacturers for energy-efficient renewable solutions, their skills, expertise and technology in this specialised market are second to none.
With over 40 years of experience, Steibel Eltron is a sustainable, award-winning, green technology manufacturing company developing highly efficient heat pumps. Their innovative technology combined with their experience has helped the business achieve huge recognition - and they are now a market-leading supplier for heat pumps.
How our service works
The design engineer from Warmaway will provide a radiator schedule, which will show the heat required, what heat you have got, and if any changes are needed. We can only give the correct advice following a site survey and a heat loss calculation. This service is provided with a visit entirely free of charge.
Ground Source Heat Pumps Benefits
Our ground source heat pumps excel in efficiency. Here are the figures on how they can benefit you:
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What other people think
I have used Warmaway for a number of jobs (installing boilers, underfloor heating, refitting a bathroom and various maintenance items) over a few years and they are always professional, reliable and very committed to completing to a high standard - highly recommended
New boiler installed and removal of old one and Mains 7 water heater. Work was completed in less than 2 days, the engineers were really friendly, courteous and clean. They explained what they were doing as they went along and installed a new Nest thermostat. They helped me install the app onto my phone and then paired it to the thermostat for me. I would definitely recommend them and use again. Excellent service.
Warmaway installed an Air Source Heat Pump and several new radiators for us in February 2021. Everything about the process was professional courteous and efficient. The quote was clear and competitive and everything was explained about the system and the installation. We were kept informed at every stage and knew when to expect the team to come and work. All the team on site were extremely polite, tidy and hardworking. We had a courtesy follow-up visit just to check we were happy with the system and tweak any settings. I recommend Warmaway to anyone who enquires about our new ASHP.
A fantastic service from start to finish. No nonsense advice, turned up when they said they would, cleaned up after themselves and were thoroughly nice people. We had a ground-source heat pump installed with some extra radiators inside. Any snags were fixed very quickly and cheerfully. Ongoing advice by phone or email is never too much trouble. I can't reccommend them highly enough and have encouraged several of my friends to use them - which they have with great results. Please can we have more companies like Warmaway in the world?
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