Just wondering wot everyone's thoughts and experiences are with ground source heat pumps?
I'm renovating an old house and need to decide which way i'm going for heating.
Until a few days ago was meaning to put a Boimass boiler in.
I'm putting UFH in and stripping old house back to the 4 walls and building a kit inside it with a new roof, so essentially a modern house in insulation terms
But a few folk have been singing the praises if GSHP. Phoned a couple of MCS registered companies that do GS as well as Boimass and they all have said they would put GS in every time over Boimass, and even with me having free firewood (if u dinae count my time and saw wear/fuel) they still think the GSHP is a better system.
Plus the way RHI payments are considering both systems will be about the same to put in
Just doesnae really make sense to me, and worried about the ammount of electrity it might use, and to late once ur committed and have installed it.
Plus the area where i'd like to put the GS pipes is prob 4m above the house so possibly dearer to pump uphill? or is there any siohponing with the water flowing downhill?
And just speaking to my mate a plumber tonite he would never recommend a GSHP, just struggle too much for the hot water for the house.
Not sure wot to do?
Even a GSHP for the UFH and a totally different hot water circuit of the log burner i was going to put in living room anyway, but on an old fashioned gravity fed circuit, so i can use it in a power cut (which are fairly frequant where i am) But that means 2 seperate accumulator tanks which are not cheap.
Or just ignore the whole RHI scam and put a boimass system in with cheaper non MCS tradesmen without even claiming the money
Just so many different opinoins on it and both seem to be quite extreme eiter rubbish or great