Ground Source Heat Pumps

A ground source heat pump is like a traditional central heating boiler. But, instead of oil or gas, it uses heat from the earth.

Rather than buying fossil fuels from a supplier, you’ll be using renewable energy for your heating and hot water.

So you’ll save money on your heating bills.

And, if you have solar panels, your heat pump will use the electricity they generate to operate.

Princes LHS Ltd is a heat pump installer for customers throughout North Shropshire and the surrounding counties.

What are the pros and cons?

The advantages of installing a ground source heat pump are:

 Lower carbon emissions
A ground source heat pump uses renewable energy. So if you install a heat pump instead of a fossil fuel central heating boiler your carbon emissions will be lower.

 Cheaper heating
You won’t have to buy oil or gas, only the electricity your pump uses. If you have solar panels, the pump can run off the electricity they generate.

 Cash payments
Installing a heat pump could make you eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

 Very low maintenance
Your system won’t need safety checks like central heating boilers and very little looking after.

You’ll need some garden or land for a ground source heat pump system. But if you don’t have space outside, you could install an air source heat pump instead.

How do ground source heat pumps work?

A ground source heat pump system is made up of three parts:

  1. The pump itself, which sits outside at ground level
  2. A heat exchanger
  3. A loop of pipes buried in the ground

To absorb the heat from the earth, a mixture of water and antifreeze circulates through the underground pipes.

This warmed fluid passes through the heat exchanger and into the pump.

The pump then heats the fluid to a higher temperature and transfers it to your heating system.

You can use the heat your pump generates for your radiators, hot water or underfloor heating system.

The pump uses electricity, which can come from either mains electricity or a solar panel system.

How much space do you need for a heat pump?

The amount of ground needed for a heat pump depends on the size of your home and how much heat you’re likely to use. We can advise you on whether your property is suitable.

Get a free survey and quote

Find out if a ground source heat pump is the right choice for you and get a price for installation.


As not everyone is fully aware of what ‘green’ options are available or even suitable for their homes, we have all the information you need to help you to make an informed decision on what is right for you.

Visit our showroom for the latest in renewable energy-saving products.

  • Princes LHS were brilliant from start to finish. When I contacted them I had received a quote from a rival company that did not appear quite right and really wasn't thought through properly. Princes LHS were the opposite of that. From initial discussions to the fitting process itself (solar PV and a Powerwall 2) everything was done very well and ahead of the agreed schedule. We're now happily producing meaningful power even in the depths of winter & the Powerwall means that we get to use all of it.
    - Jon D
  • I was provided with the information I needed to make my decision and the installation of both solar panels and air source heating was speedily and efficiently sorted. I recommend both air source heating and solar panels and definitely suggest you use Princes LHS

    - Ruth C
  • Provided sound advice on the choice of system design to suit our requirements. The installation was prompt and to programme. They provided a service and quality installation with a minimum of disruption. well done.
    - Robin G
  • Very efficient. Josh kept us fully informed every step of the way.
    Explained the process and completed the work promptly
    - Robert W
  • Really happy with Princes LHS Ltd for fitting our new heating system. Efficient, hard working and very professional at all times. Particular thanks to Jack for heading up the team on site.

    - Guy Booth
  • When Matt came round to discuss solar panels, he really listened to what I was saying, as I wanted a system whereby I could store the solar energy gathered during the day, and then use it when I came home. Whereas other companies told me this was impossible and wanted to sell me geothermal or other technologies, Princes LHS Ltd suggested a battery system, such as those used off-grid. A novel solution.

    I totally recommend them for solar technology

    - Geoff Stanley - Home Owner, Northwood
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    - Grove School Business Education
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    We have used Princes LHS Ltd in the past for our alarm system and electrics and have always been satisfied. Ryan and Jack are a credit to your company. their professionalism and politeness was very refreshing.

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