Heating Solutions

There's numerous ways to heat the home whilst minimising the usage of fossil fuels, gas and electric from the grid. From ground and air source heat pumps to solar thermal and solar powered electric heating, there's a multitude of opportunities to reduce energy expenditure, minimise your carbon footprint and live a more sustainable, energy independent lifestyle. With products to suit many different budgets, we can deliver a professional system design, wholesale sourcing of products and accredited installs for peace of mind.

Hot Water Heat Pumps

The used air within properties may well be stale and moist but it also holds warmth that can be recycled. Hot Water Heat Pump systems extract the warmth out of used air around and the building, repurposing it through an integrated pump that heats the hot water in the cylinder to 60c. The system can be integrated into other renewable technologies or as a standalone system and saves up to 75% on hot water heating costs. The system uses as little as 640 w/hr during operation and produces an abundance of hot water using less electricity than a kettle! Utilising smart technology, the system switches on and off as required, only running when reheating water once it has been drained from the system.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

With the shift towards low carbon technologies to replace gas and oil, ground source is seen as one of the most sustainable and reliable forms of heating a building. As the heat from the sun penetrates the ground, the temperature is an ambient 10c even in winter and this heat can be used to power the heating requirements within a building. In terms of efficiency, for every one unit of electricity used to run the pump, three to four units of heat are produced, giving it a 300-400% efficiency rate. GSHP’s rely on well insulated buildings to maintain effectiveness and this is a main pre-requisite when considering such technologies. With the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme launching in 2022, you can get up to £5000 towards the cost of upgrading to a renewable source of heating.

Air Source Heat Pumps

As opposed to Ground Source Heat Pumps, Air Source takes the heat from the outside air and they are suitable for a wider range of properties. It’s a misconception that heat pumps are an entirely renewable source of heating because they do still require an electricity supply to power the pump. Air to water systems are the most common and they have the ability to heat the water that circulates around the house via radiators and underfloor heating. They use fans to heat the water for heating but can’t be used to heat the usable hot water itself. The Coefficient of Performance (CoP) for heat pumps is a 1-4 ratio – for every 1 KWh of electric used to power the pump, a return of 4 KWh of heating is produced but this ratio will alter during the course of a year.

Electric Heating Systems

Electricity is generally a more sustainable and reliable source of heating, enabling the opportunity to power the entire heating requirements from a Solar PV array. Whilst gas is cheaper per unit of power, it is subject to more volatile pricing and supply chains can be compromised from time to time depending on where it’s sourced. Independent electric radiators can also reduce the reliance on an integrated central heating systems which in turn, minimise the risk for centralised boilers to breakdown and effect the entire building. I With the price of Solar PV and Storage Batteries becoming more favourable in the backdrop of rising energy costs, an entirely electric heating system could offer a more sustainable and carbon saving solution.

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