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General

Why should I consider sustainable heating and energy solutions for my home or business?

Sustainable heating and energy solutions can help lower energy bills, reduce environmental impact, increased energy independence and enhanced property or business value. By embracing sustainable solutions such as solar PV, Solar thermal and heat pumps, you can contribute to a cleaner, greener future while enjoying cost savings and reliability.

Are sustainable heating and energy solutions reliable?

Yes, sustainable heating and energy solutions are increasingly reliable and efficient. Advances in technology have made renewable energy sources more dependable and cost-effective than ever before. Additionally, combining multiple sustainable energy sources and incorporating energy storage solutions can help ensure a consistent and uninterrupted power supply, even during periods of low sunlight.

How do sustainable heating and energy solutions contribute to energy independence?

By generating your own electricity or heat through renewable energy sources, you can reduce dependence on utility companies and fluctuating energy prices. This increased energy independence provides greater control over your energy supply and costs, making you less vulnerable to disruptions in the grid and geopolitical instability associated with fossil fuel imports.

I’m considering replacing my boiler with a heat pump. Are there any incentives to supplement the installation cost?

We’re on hand to help you discover what solution is best suited to your home and help you claim your £7500 support from the Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme. To learn more or request a complimentary site-specific quote contact us here.

How will I know what sustainable solution is best suited to my home?

Geowarmth can conduct a free site-specific survey of your property and advise you on the solution best suited to your home.

Heat pumps

How do heat pumps work?

Heat pumps operate by transferring heat from one location to another using a refrigeration cycle. They extract heat from the outside air, ground or water source and then transfer and amplify it to warm your property and heat your water.

Are heat pumps energy-efficient?

Yes, heat pumps are known for their energy efficiency. Because they move heat rather than generate it through combustion, they can provide up to four times the amount of energy they consume, making them an environmentally friendly and cost-effective heating solution.

What are the benefits of installing a heat pump?

Installing a heat pump offers several benefits, including reduced energy bills, year-round comfort with both heating and cooling capabilities and lower carbon emissions. According to recent research, adding a heat pump to your home  can improve your property value by around 3%.

How do I know if I need an air source or a ground source heat pump?

This will likely depend on the outdoor space you have available and the geology under your home. Our team can advise which option is best for your home after completing a site survey.

What is a ground-source (geothermal) heat pump?

A ground-source heat pump, also known as a geothermal heat pump, makes use of  the stable temperature of the earth’s subsurface to heat and cool buildings. It works by circulating a fluid through underground pipes to exchange heat with the earth, providing efficient heating in winter and cooling in summer.

How does a ground-source heat pump save energy?

Ground-source heat pumps save energy by leveraging the relatively constant temperature of the earth’s subsurface, which remains warmer than the air in winter and cooler than the air in summer. This allows them to efficiently extract heat for heating purposes.

Are ground-source heat pumps suitable for all locations?

Ground source heat pump suitability can depend on factors such as soil type, local geology and land availability. Generally, they are more commonly installed in areas with sufficient land space and where the subsurface conditions are favourable for heat exchange.

Solar Panels

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells. When sunlight hits these cells, they generate direct current (DC) electricity, which is then converted into alternating current (AC) electricity by an inverter for use in the home, to be stored in a battery or exported to the grid.

What are the benefits of installing solar panels?

The main benefits from the installation of solar panels include more energy independence,  reduced electricity bills and a lower carbon footprint. Lastly, installing solar panels can increase the value of your property, making it more attractive to potential buyers and providing a solid return on investment.

Are solar panels suitable for all homes?

Solar panels can be installed on most homes with suitable roof space and sun exposure. Factors such as roof orientation, shading from trees or nearby buildings, and local regulations may affect the feasibility and efficiency of solar panel installations.