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Heat Pumps - do you opt for Air Source or Ground Source?

There are a number of indivudal factors to consider, on a property by property basis, when choosing between Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps. Here are a few guidlines to follow when deciding.


Air source and ground source heat pumps are both types of renewable energy systems that can be used for heating and cooling homes and buildings.


An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air and uses it to warm up a building. It works by absorbing heat from the outside air, compressing it to increase its temperature, and then using that heat to warm up the building.


Air source heat pumps are usually easier and less expensive to install than ground source heat pumps, but they are generally less efficient and may struggle to work efficiently in very cold temperatures.


A ground source heat pump, also known as a geothermal heat pump, uses the heat stored in the ground to warm up a building. It works by circulating water through pipes buried in the ground, which absorb the heat from the earth and bring it to the heat pump.


The heat pump then uses that heat to warm up the building. Ground source heat pumps are more expensive to install than air source heat pumps, but they are generally more efficient and can work in all weather conditions.


When deciding between an air source or ground source heat pump, it is important to consider the climate you live in, the size of your home or building, and your budget. If you live in a milder climate and have a smaller budget, an air source heat pump may be a good choice. If you live in a colder climate and have a larger budget, a ground source heat pump may be a better option.


It is also worth noting that both types of heat pumps can qualify for government incentives and rebates, which can help offset the cost of installation.

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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