Ground Source Heat Pumps
Save money on your energy bills
No emissions or noise pollution
Long lifetime with low maintenance costs
Ground source heat pumps are modern, discreet and sustainable – and a great way to reduce your energy bills.
By using heat produced by the earth's core, ground source pumps (also called geothermal pumps) transfer heat from the surrounding soil into your home, and extract heat in the summer, so your home is a pleasant temperature all year round.
Because ground source heat pumps operate without the need for flames or combustible gas, they are a safe heating choice, requiring minimal inspection and maintenance.
In addition, they are extremely economical compared to conventional heating systems.
Ground source heat pumps require no exposed external units, which makes them unobtrusive and space-saving.
Why choose Cooks for ground source heat pump installation?
As MCS-accredited installers, we’re recognised for the quality of our renewable energy installations.
We are not affiliated to any particular product or manufacturer, so we can install the geothermal system most suitable for your property and your needs.
As experienced ground source heat pump installers we will:
- Visit your home and conduct a thorough survey
- Give you expert advice on the suitability of ground source heat pumps for your home
- Present a range of options, and advise you to help you reach a good decision.
- Install your ground source heat pump system using our own employed team of installers – not sub-contractors
- Guide you through all the paperwork to ensure your installation is registered for the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
- Ensure you are completely happy at every stage!
Speak to our renewables team to find out more!
Here are some questions we’re often asked about ground source heat pumps. Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to answer any other questions you have!
How do ground source heat pumps work?
Ground source heat pumps work by absorbing the heat from soil into a fluid contained within a loop of pipe-work. The pump then transfers the heat from the fluid into to your home in the winter, returning it to the soil in summer.
How much money could I save?
This depends on the type of existing heating system you have in your home. Typically, when replacing an electric storage heater system, you could expect to save up to £1200 per annum.
In addition, through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (dRHI) scheme, you could also receive in excess of £3500 each year, for a period of seven years. (Please read our dRHI page for more information.)
*(Figures based on an average four-bedroom detached house with a standard ground source heat pump installation)
Is my property suitable?
Most homes can easily accommodate this system. Ground source heat pumps work most efficiently in well-insulated homes. You will need a small garden in which to install the pipe loop. If you’re planning a new build, reduced ground source heat pump installation can be even more cost-effective.
Do I need Planning Permission?
Ground source heat pumps in domestic properties are generally permitted developments in England, Scotland and Wales, but it is advisable to check first with your local authority. In Northern Ireland your local authority must be consulted.
Do I need to switch it off if I go on holiday?
Ground source heat pumps are usually fitted with a “Holiday mode”, which allows you to control the heating and hot water temperature while you are away.