Holiday Accommodation

Take a permanent holiday from heating bills. Get paid to give your guests warm holidays all year round with ground source heat pumps.

By using a high proportion of “free” renewable energy from your sites natural resources, ground source heat pumps can achieve savings of more than 65% compared with direct electric heating and over 50% compared with LPG.

Ground Source In Holiday Accommodation

Ground source heat pumps offer a safe, efficient, rewarding and reliable means to deliver heat and hot water to all forms of holiday accommodation, be this holiday lodges and chalets, holiday parks, holiday cottages or even B&B’s, and all associated heat demanding buildings and facilities.

Whether you have one holiday let or a holiday park, ground source heat pumps will make use of the free energy stored in the ground or in water sources such as lakes and rivers to significantly reduce the cost of heating your properties – especially if your options are limited to electric heating or LPG.

Ideal for individual or groups of existing or new-build holiday accommodation, Kensa’s ground (or water) source heat pump solution provides each property with a complete renewable heating and hot water system, able to provide 100% of the property’s heating and hot water needs all year round at a fraction of the cost of electric or LPG heating – great for off-gas grid sites.

And thanks to a guaranteed Government scheme – the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – holiday property owners receive a generous and profitable income stream for the renewable heat their ground source heat pumps generate, so you get paid for keeping your guests warm and happy, and we keep your energy bills down!

Why Choose Ground Source?

See how Kensa’s ground source heat pumps can reduce your energy bills, generate you an income, and improve your holiday accommodation’s profits:


Costed Example

Multiple Buildings

Linking multiple lodges or cottages with a micro-district ground source heat pump system to provide them with heating and hot water is very efficient as there are no external heat losses.

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Which RHI is right for me?

In this example, multiple domestic properties are linked to a shared ground array.

This scenario is eligible for the Non Domestic RHI.

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In this example, a domestic property with an integral swimming pool and a commercial property linked to a single ground array.

This scenario* is eligible for the Non Domestic RHI.

Peace Of Mind

Guaranteed income

In addition to reduced energy bills and a guaranteed non domestic RHI income for 20 years, holiday accommodation owners will also appreciate low service, minimal maintenance and low whole life ownership costs of ground source heat pump systems.


Protected from the outdoor elements by being housed inside the property itself, Kensa’s unique Shoebox heat pump or the new Evo heat pump can be expected to provide a service life of at least 20 years, while once installed, the ground array will provide a renewable energy source for four to five times that, servicing replacement heat pumps long into the future.

No servicing

Ground source heat pumps make use of standard refrigeration technology, and just like a domestic refrigerator, are fully factory sealed meaning they have no regular servicing or ongoing preventative maintenance requirements.


Unlike an LPG boiler, there is no fuel combustion, meaning heat pumps do not require an annual safety inspection and there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

No bulk fuel

There is no longer any need for bulk fuel purchases or fuel storage areas – the electricity needed to run the heat pumps is simply provided by each property’s electricity supply, while the rest comes free from your sites natural resources. As such, lifetime ownership costs are far lower than any other technology.

Added Benefits

Ground source heat pumps are ideal for holiday accommodation and parks, but if you are still yet to be convinced, let us point out some key added benefits:

No permanent damage to the ground

Ground source heat pumps are buried in the ground or submerged in water, your guests won’t know they are there – but they will last there for 100 years!

No disruption

Ground source heat pumps take just 2-3 days to be installed, and can be staggered to suit you.

No income uncertainties

The amount you make through the RHI is based on actual metered heat produced by your ground source heat pump, so if your site requires heat and hot water all year round, you can be sure of a guaranteed RHI income all year round.

The average ground source heat pump cost per holiday property is £10,000 – £13,000. You will get this back typically in just 8 – 10 years through a guaranteed 20 year non domestic RHI income for the lifetime of the heat pump.

No saving uncertainties

Ground source heat pumps operate all year round and are meticulously sized to deliver all of your heat and hot water needs, so you can be sure of the system’s performance 365 days a year.

Having a ground source heat pump is a unique selling point for the properties; lots of customers appreciate the fact that we have a sustainable heating system installed. We won our local Sustainable Tourism Awards in 2014, and obviously the ground source heat pump system played a big part in this victory.

Mrs Robinson, owner of Broadgate Farm

Living where we do, surrounded by rolling Welsh hills, we are very conscious that our luxury holiday accommodation should strive towards being eco-friendly. To do this we decided we wanted a heating system that paired technological innovation with natural resources. It is also very important for our guests to be comfortable during their stay with access to a constant supply of heating and hot water.

Mr Phillips, owner of Secret Yurts

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