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Ground Source Heat Pumps

Technology Description

Systems which can move heat from one source i.e. the ground at a lower temperature to another location (the 'sink' or 'heat sink') at a higher temperature or vice versa.

Energy saving benefit and/or carbon reductions

  • Potentially helps reduce energy bills
  • Lower carbon emissions as far more energy efficient than conventional energy use

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Guidance Note - Ground Source Heat Pumps

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Ground source heat pumps are powered by electricity, but for every unit of electricity used, three to four units of heat are produced. This kind of system could provide all of your home’s heating, significantly cutting your bills – and reducing the amount of harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) you release into the atmosphere.


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