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How does a ground source heat pump work, and is it right for you?

Ground source heat pumps are becoming more and more popular in the UK and beyond, and there are a number of reasons why. They’re significantly greener, for example, they’re quiet, efficient and they can often lead to a reduction in energy bills. Take a look online at various home improvement websites nowadays and there’s a good chance you’ll see articles about them. If you find yourself intrigued by the prospect, you may have wondered how they work. Here’s the information you need.

In effect, a ground source heat pump (GSHP) utilises the heat found in the ground outside the property and converts it into usable heat in the home or business premises. This sounds simple enough, of course, but in fact the science behind the process is more complicated. Pleasingly, the end result is an energy source that’s reliable, affordable and free of carbon emissions.

As part of the installation process, a loop of pipelines is installed beneath your garden or patio, and this loop contains thermal transfer fluid, which is a mixture of water and antifreeze. It’s perhaps a little surprising to learn that below-surface soil contains significant amounts of heat, even during cold weather, and this heat is then absorbed into the fluid.

This fluid isn’t suitable for heating the home at this stage, of course, but once it passes through a heat exchanger it can be used to heat radiators or underfloor heating systems. It can also be used to provide hot water for the home. The consistency of the heat in the outdoor soil means the GSHP will be able to work effectively and efficiently throughout the year.

For home and business owners who are keen to do their bit in the race to net zero, a GSHP provides an extremely attractive proposition. Your property will be suitable if you have enough space outside for the installation, and if you don’t have restrictions related to protected buildings, etc. As always, if you have any doubts, you only need to ask a specialist in this fast-moving sector.

The guidance you need; right here, right now

Here at Kind Energy, we know how beneficial a GSHP can be for any domestic or commercial property, but we also understand if you have questions that need to be answered before even considering an installation. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide invaluable advice and guidance to everyone who reaches out to us. Heat pumps are becoming more prevalent now, but there are still plenty of people who don’t understand enough about them. Clearing those clouds of confusion is something we specialise in.

If you’re thinking about having a GSHP installed on your property, you’ll want open, honest and reliable advice from experienced specialists. At Kind Energy, we know that a heat pump installation represents not only an important step towards a greener tomorrow, but also a significant financial investment. You need to know that the choice of appliance and the method of installation are both right for you, and that’s why we encourage all our customers to ask as many questions as they want.

We say right from the start that there are no silly questions, and that if you have any uncertainties, we can talk them through with you. It’s important that our customers feel confident in the investment they are making; building that confidence is key to us, from the very beginning of every customer journey.

To find out more about all types of heat pump and whether they any or all of them are right from you, please contact the team as soon as possible. You can call the Kind Energy team today on 0330 818 8813 or via email at We look forward to asking your questions soon, and to providing you with the information that you seek.

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