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Ground Source Heat Pumps work by utilising heat from under the ground that is converted to usable heat via a heat pump. Up to 4kW of heat energy for every kW of energy put into the system can be produced from the Ground Source Heat Pump cycle, which is highly efficient. The heat energy produced can be used for space heating and domestic hot water heating.

Air Source Heat Pumps utilise heat energy from the air as opposed to the ground as with ground source heat pumps. They do however work in a similar way. Air Source Heat Pumps will produce approximately 3kW of heat energy for every kW of energy input into the system. They are generally less efficient than Ground Source Heat Pumps but Air Source Heat Pumps require less space and have lower installation costs. If you are considering having a ground or air source heat pump installed, our designers can work with you to find the most suitable product to meet your individual requirements. Factors that will need to be considered include “whole life costs” and installation costs.


The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a scheme set up by the government to increase the numbers of domestic houses and businesses implementing renewable energy heating systems. The scheme provides an incentive to households and businesses that install ground or air source heat pump systems. You may be eligible for a £1250 ‘premium payment’ for installation of a Ground Source Heat Pump (subject to satisfying the relevant conditions). The scheme also provides for ongoing payments for renewable heat energy produced. If you would like to find out more about the Renewable Heat Incentive, please refer to our funding page.

It is also possible to integrate Ground and Air Source Heat Pump systems with solar panel systems (including solar hot water heating systems) and under floor heating. Further, Ground Source Heat Pumps are an excellent way to provide alternative heating for a new home. If you would like to discuss integrating renewable energy systems, please feel free to contact us.

Underfloor Heating throughout Bristol & Bath

If you are based in the Bristol or Bath area and are looking for a better heating system, call SolarTech today and you could not only heat your home or business quicker, but you could save money on your heating bills! Underfloor heating works quicker than traditional radiators at heating the room, and they can be installed to coincide with air source or ground source heat pumps that you may have installed.

Our experienced team of engineers will come out to your property to do a survey, then give you a tailored no obligation quote. For more information or to arrange a survey please give our team a call on 0845 838 2477 or fill out the quick form below and we will be in touch.


We can offer a wealth of expertise in a variety of different renewable energy technologies which means you will have a single point of contact to deal with all of your renewable energy needs. This avoids duplication of costs from dealing with individual suppliers. Often our heat pumps can offer significant system performance and costs benefits compared to purchasing these systems from individual suppliers.


We have built a good relationship with leading heat pump manufacturers. We have access to brands such as Daikin, Mitsubishi and Neibe. This enables us to select heat pumps with efficient performance characteristics for each individual project. If you are located in Bristol or Bath and are interested in obtaining more information about how renewable energy technologies can benefit you, please complete our contact form or call us on 0845 838 2477.

Make the most of the RHI locally

Famous for it’s elegant and imposing Georgian architecture, including the Royal Crescent and the Roman baths that give the city its name Bath is a World Heritage Site. With an excellent stock of buildings built with the local Bath stone that makes them so distinctive the city is visited by 3.8 million tourists every year.

We cover the whole of the UK and take pride in knowing our industry inside out. If you live in Bath, Bristol or the surrounding areas and want to know more about how renewable energy can save you money and help you live a greener lifestyle, we will be pleased to help. You can get in touch with us using our contact form or call on 0845 838 2477.

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