Benefits Of Air & Ground Source Heat Pumps

With the cost of living on the rise and energy prices at an eye-watering level, it could be the best time for you to consider a switch over to renewable energy sources for your home or building. At Maisum, we provide solutions to implement renewable energy at home or in any commercial setting, but what are the advantages of using renewable energy sources?

One clever way that you can get started with renewable energy sources in your home or enterprise is to introduce a ground or air source heat pump. Both have their own uses and can positively benefit your home in many ways, so let’s move on to how they work and the characteristics of each.

What are ground/air source heat pumps?

The difference between these heat pumps is purely where it comes from and is referenced in their relevant names. An air source heat pump changes the outside air into water which can then be used to heat your home, whereas a ground source heat pump takes heat from the ground outside. Both renewable heat pumps then use this method to heat your home via radiators and underfloor heating or it can be used to create hot water in your home or enterprise.

The efficiency of heat pumps

You may think that you will have to sacrifice on the efficiency of heat pumps, but that is not the case at all. In fact, the efficiency of heat pumps in comparison to modern boilers is significantly higher as they can deliver more energy than they consume.

Advantages of using air & ground source heat pumps

• Overall cost is cheaper than electricity

• The fuel supply will never run out

• No need to worry about power cuts

• Zero carbon emissions

• Better for the environment


You can expect to see lower costs than your annual energy bill with the help of an air/ground source heat pump. Although there is an initial cost of air source installation, it can be incredibly better financially in the long run and may be worth considering.


The installation of both renewable energy solutions are very different from each other and it is important to look at both options and see which best suits you. The unit of an air source heat pump is placed on an exterior wall and looks similar to an air condition unit, this is then connected to an interior unit which contains everything else needed.

Alternatively, the ground heat air pump installation requires pipes to be laid underground and so digging up your garden or outside space is necessary. There are many positives of both renewable energy sources and it is crucial that you weigh up both to discover the right fit for your home or business.

Ground & Air heat pump installation

At Maisum Renewable Energy, our home solutions are cleverly designed and installed to suit our customers’ needs. Our team of professionals can talk through your options and ensure we find the optimum system to benefit from the RHI incentive. Get in touch with us to find out more about ground and air heat pump installation.