Ground source heat pumps explained

Even though ground source heat pumps are relatively expensive to install, they’re well worth considering for your new build.

As the ROI government plans to ban oil and gas boilers from new builds, in 2022 and 2025 respectively, heat pumps are fast establishing themselves as the go-to heat source for new homes.

In fact, in 2018 over a third of new homes installed heat pumps as their main heating source; oil was only installed in two per cent of homes with gas remaining the dominant player*

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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