Lower carbon emissions: an average ground source heat pump could save around 1.8 tonnes of carbon emissions every year, when replacing an oil boiler.
Lower fuel bills: ground source heat pumps run on electricity, so there’s no need to pay for gas, oil or solid fuels. Heat pumps depend on good insulation and can be useful in locations not connected to a gas supply.
Less electricity use: heating homes with a ground source heat pump is much more energy-efficient than using electric radiators.
Less Space required as there are no fuel storage requirements.
GSHPs require less maintenance than combustion based heating systems. They also have a longer life than combustion boilers. The ground heat exchanger element of a ground source heat pump installation has a design life of over 50 years.