It is ideal for people who are trying to lower their emissions and is perfect for homes and businesses in remote locations, that are not connected to mains gas pipelines and are dependent on fuel deliveries.
In addition to those benefits, these installations are relatively low maintenance.
It is estimated that heating accounts for around 35% of the UK’s annual C02 emissions. Switching to ground source heat pumps will help to reduce your emissions and lower costs; the average electrically-heated home could see savings of around £840 and 6 tonnes of C02 per year.
Homes heated using lpg, oil or Calor gas could see far greater savings as well as being more convenient.
Traditional methods of heating typically use non-renewable energy such as gas and oil, or take their power from non-renewable electricity supplies. In most cases, these are extremely inefficient as well as being heavy polluters.
In comparison, heat pumps are a much more efficient technology, having a COP (coefficient performance) rating of at least three; this means for every unit of electricity used to power the heat pump, the user benefits from three units of heat energy.
In actual fact, depending on the type of pump and installation you have, this figure is quite conservative as many organisations report a COP of between 5-6 and beyond for this technology.