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What are the Key benefits of a Ground Source Heat Pump vs Gas Boiler

Here is a quick overview of the key benefits of choosing a Ground Source Heat Pump over a gas Boiler.



Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) and gas boilers are two different types of heating systems with their own advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the benefits of ground source heat pumps compared to gas boilers:

  1. Energy efficiency: Ground source heat pumps are very efficient at converting energy into heat. They typically have a coefficient of performance (COP) of around 3-5, which means that for every unit of electricity used to run the heat pump, you get 3-5 units of heat output. In contrast, gas boilers typically have an efficiency rating of around 90%, which means that for every unit of gas used, you get 0.9 units of heat output. This means that ground source heat pumps can be much cheaper to run in the long term.

  2. Environmental impact: Ground source heat pumps are much more environmentally friendly than gas boilers. They don't produce any emissions on site, and the electricity they use can be sourced from renewable sources. In contrast, gas boilers produce greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which contribute to climate change.

  3. Longevity: Ground source heat pumps have a longer lifespan than gas boilers, with an expected lifespan of 25 years or more. In contrast, gas boilers typically last for around 10-15 years. This means that ground source heat pumps require less frequent replacement, which can save you money in the long run.

  4. Maintenance: Ground source heat pumps require less maintenance than gas boilers. They have fewer moving parts and don't produce any combustion by-products, which means that they are less prone to breakdowns and require less frequent servicing.

  5. Noise: Ground source heat pumps are generally quieter than gas boilers, which can be beneficial if you live in a noise-sensitive area or have close neighbors.

Overall, ground source heat pumps have a number of benefits over gas boilers, particularly in terms of energy efficiency and environmental impact. However, they can be more expensive to install initially, and may not be suitable for all properties. It's important to weigh up the costs and benefits of each system before making a decision.


RES (Devon) Ltd are an experienced and trustworthy installer and our Project Managers are experts in the renewable field and are well placed to advise whether a low carbon heating system is suitable for your property.



More and more customers are inspired by the energy crisis to make the most of the governemnts Boiler Upgrade Scheme.


As well as being envirvonemntally cleaner, replacing your old boiler with a renewable source of heating, such as an Air Source or Ground Source Heatpump, will improve your homes energy consumption and save you money in the long term.


The BUS (Boiler Upgrade Scheme) is the perfect opportunity to save money whilst transforming your property into a more energy efficeint home. Contratry to the name, you do not need to be replacing a boiler, and you can even be a self build new home, as long as you are leaving behind fossil fuels for a renewable solution, you will be eligible for the grant.


To find out more about making the most of the BUS contact us today for a no obligation chat, where we will be able to give you cost predicitons on what your property could save being heated by an Air Source Heat Pump or Ground Source Heat Pump.




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