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Ground Source Heat Pumps work by taking heat from under the ground. This is then converted into to usable heat via a heat pump. Up to 4kW of heat energy for every kW of energy input into the system can be produced from the Ground Source Heat Pump cycle. The system works like cooling a refrigerator but in reverse. The heat produced can be used to heat domestic hot water and in addition, can be used for space heating.
An Air Source Heat Pump works in a similar way to Ground Source Heat Pumps, however, instead of harvesting heat energy in the ground, it utilises heat energy in the air. Air Source Heat Pumps can typically produce approximately 3kW of heat energy for every kW of energy input into the system, making them less efficient that Ground Source Heat Pumps. However, the advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps are that they have lower installation costs and need less space. Installation costs and "whole life costs" will need to be considered and our designers can help you find the most suitable type of heat pump to fit your requirements.
Ground Source Heat Pumps are an excellent method of providing alternative heating for a new home and work particularly well with under floor heating systems. Due to the wide variety of services we offer together with our extensive experience of renewable energy systems, we are also able to integrate solar panel systems (including solar hot water heating) with our air source and ground source heat pumps.
When you install a ground or air source heat pump system, you may be eligible for payments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This is a government scheme that was set up to encourage households and businesses to use renewable heating energy systems. The RHI scheme allows for a ‘premium payment’ of £1,250 for the installation of a Ground Source Heat Pump (please note this is subject to eligibility requirements). The scheme also provides for ongoing payments for renewable heat energy produced. If you would like some further information about the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, please refer to our funding page.
Historically a market town and able to trace its roots as such to the Middle Ages Bedford shifted its focus to engineering in the 19th century. And as a resident of Bedford gaol John Bunyan wrote one of the most important pieces of Christian literature, The Pilgrims Progress.
We cover the whole of the UK and take pride in knowing our industry as well as you know your town. If you live in Bedford, Northampton or the surrounding areas and would like to find out more about how renewable energy and how it can help you reduce your outgoings, please call us today on 0845 838 2477 or contact us using our contact form.
We can guide you through the process of installing your Heat Pump, from the outset of the project. In addition, we are able to offer all of our customers an integrated solution that can span a variety of environmentally conscious technologies. We are able to offer these services due to our extensive knowledge of the renewable energy industry coupled with our years of experience. This approach allows our customers to have a single point of contact and avoids duplication of costs. In many cases our Heat Pumps are able to offer significant system performance and cost benefits compared to the traditional route of buying these systems from individual suppliers.
Here at Solar Tech, we have access to leading Heat Pump manufacturers. These include brands such as ICE energy, Daikin and Mitsubishi. This means that we are able to select the optimum Heat Pumps for each different type of project to give our clients the most efficient performance characteristics. If you live in Northampton or Bedford and you would like to know more about ground source heat pumps, please fill in our contact form or call us on 0845 838 2477 and we will be pleased to help you.
The domestic RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) is the world’s first ever long-term financial support programme for renewable heat in domestic homes and it is now available to homeowners to help offset the initial payments of alternative, low carbon...» Read more