Greenheat Central – Renewable Heating Solutions Stirling, Scotland

Ground Source Heat Pumps

A Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) is a refrigerant based system, and is similar to how your refrigerator at home works. The system can absorb low grade heat from the ground or water, and raise its temperature efficiently to be suitable for space heating and/or hot water.

A ground source heat pump system and can provide water temperatures of up to 65ºC (without backup electric heater) utilizing ground or water temperatures as low as -5ºC. These systems have been used in Scandinavia for many years are now popular here in Scotland in particular where there is space to fit it.

The Benefits

There are many benefits of using a ground source driven heat pump technology to deliver effective, low carbon heating and hot water. It helps achieve renewable energy targets, is capable of reducing running costs and CO2 emissions, is easy to design, install and maintain and can work independently or in conjunction with other systems.

For every 1kW of electricity fed into a heat pump unit you could get 3kW of heating energy or more. There are interest free loans of up to £10,000 available from energy savings trust Scotland at present, as well as being eligible for government RHI payments.