Guild approved ground source heat pump installers
The Renewable Energy Guild is here to ensure that domestic and commercial clients can access qualified and accredited ground source heat pump installers across the UK, offering the highest standards of products, installation quality and customer care.
When you choose to commission any of our renewable energy installers, you’ll benefit from the peace of mind that all advice is delivered with complete transparency and that their work is constantly monitored in accordance with our Code of Conduct and strict Guild criteria.
Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) – how do they work?
Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) extract heat from the ground using heat collecting pipes which are buried in trenches or by drilling boreholes into the earth. A pipe loop containing water and antifreeze absorb heat from the ground into the fluid which is passed through a heat exchanger into the heat pump. Heat pumps can be used throughout the year as under the surface the ground stays at a fairly constant temperature. The heat extracted from the ground can be used for space heating and domestic hot water.
Ground source heat pump installations
- Domestic application – defined by heating duty requirements of 0 to 45 kW. The installation of a domestic ASHP system must be carried out by a certified MCS (the Microgeneration Certificate Scheme) installer. All Renewable Energy Guild members are MCS approved.
- Commercial/industrial application – defined by heating duty requirements of over 45 kW.
If you’re looking for assistance with an ground source heat pump installation, please contact us on 0113 4570587 for further information or to arrange a site visit.
Benefits of ground source heat pumps
- Systems run on electricity, so there’s no need for storage of external fuel
- Ground Source Heat Pumps save money
- Heat pumps are much cheaper to run than direct electric heating systems
- GSHPs are cheaper to run than oil boilers and can be cheaper than runing gas boilers
- Less maintenance than combustion based heating systems. The lifespan is also longer than combustion boilers. The ground heat exchanger element of a ground source heat pump has a design life of over 50 years
- GSHPs are safe, silent, unobtrusive and out-of-sight: they require no planning permission
- Heat pumps can also provide cooling in summer, as well as heating in winter
- Potentially offers an income via the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI)