Heat pumps have been in our homes for many years since around the early 1800’s in the form of the fridge, and more recently in air conditioning units.
In this county they are rapidly gaining popularity for heating and hot water in our homes. They can be used on their own, or in a bi-vailent system operating alongside another heating source, such as gas, oil or lpg fired boiler.
We are MCS accredited installers of Air source heat pumps, and can supply heat pumps from all brands such as Mitsubishi, Diakin, Samsung, Panasonic, Dimplex etc.
Heat pump installations typically cost between £6,000 – £ 12,000, depending on the property size and upgrades required. The payments received from the RHI will be around £700 – £2200 per year for a period of 7 years, so make a very attractive proposition for you domestic heating and hot water. Running costs are also typically around 50% less than an oil fired system.
We are also Dimplex accredited installers of the new A class of air source heat pumps, only recently launched at the end of 2013, which have been specifically designed to operate in our climate.
Most heat pumps when operating at a lower ambient temperature will not give the full output. Eg at -2o C ambient air temperature, a standard 16 KW heat pump will only output 10 KW of heat energy, whereas the Dimplex A class 16 KW heat pump will output 15.6 KW of heat output at the same ambient temperatures and even lower.
Our approach to supplying and installing an air source heat pump in your home is to think of the building fabric first. Any home installed with a heat pump system needs to have good levels of insulation, draught proofing and needs to have modern double glazed windows.
Heat pumps are among the most efficient ways of providing our homes with heating and hot water. Approximately 75% of the energy needed for heating comes from the environment. This means for every 1 KWH of electricity used to power the heat pump compressor, between 3-4 KWH of heating energy is produced, giving the heat pump an efficiency of 300 – 400%!
When a heat pump is coupled with other renewable technologies, such as Solar PV and Solar Thermal, the running cost of the heat pump is reduced even further, giving us a very efficient and low cost to run heating and hot water system. When these systems are all integrated on one property, you will also benefit from the multiple incentives from the feed in tariff and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI Launched spring 2014)
When we are happy your properties insulation levels are of a good enough level we will carry out a detailed heat loss calculation on you property so we can correctly size the heat pump required for you home. We will then provide you with a quotation.
As part of the installation / quotation it may be necesarry to upgrade your existing radiator system either by increacing the size of the existing radiators or by installing fan convector type radiators, if your heat pump installation is a new build propery or a full refurb of an existing property then in may be worth installing a wet underfoor heating system. This is all because of the lower flow temperatures that a heat pump operates at typically 35- 45 degrees (ideal for underfloor heating) , Allthough many of the newer heat pumps can reach 65 degrees they still are more efficient at lower flow temperatures.
It is important to remember not all properties are not sutable for the installation of air source heat pumps if this is the case we will let you know.
For a FREE quote, or if you have any questions please contact us to talk with one of our highly qualified staff members or call 0800 567 7813 or 01706 872 275