Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)
Use pipes buried in the garden to extract heat from the ground. This heat can be used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home.
The GSHP circulate water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe called the ground loop which is buried in the garden. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid that passes through the heat exchange into the heat pump.
Air Source Heat Pump
An air source heat pump takes heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a compressor and then transfer the heat into the heating system. The pump uses electricity to run but should be less electrical energy than the heat it produces.