Garath Archer, former England rugby player, who was capped 21 times and also played at the 1999 World Cup before a back injury forced early retirement, installed a 'green' Energy Heat Pump two years ago, whilst building his own family home. Researching into the various heating options available, revealed that there was no standard mains gas in the area and LPG and oil would be costly to run.

In addition, Garath was keen to build his home to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and to make financial sense as well. When running and installation costs are projected over a five to six year period, Ground Source Energy becomes cheaper than the more traditional technologies of fossil fuels.