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The Ground Source Heat Pump cycle can deliver up to 4kW of heat energy for every kW of energy input into the system, making it very efficient. Ground Source Heat Pumps use heat from under the ground, which is converted into useable heat via a heat pump. The heat produced can be used for domestic hot water and space heating.
Air Source Heat Pumps work in a similar way to Ground Source Heat Pumps, but harvest heat energy in the air as opposed to heat energy from the ground. Typically an air source heat pump will deliver around 3kW of heat energy for every kW of energy input into the system. Air Source Heat Pumps are therefore generally less efficient compared to Ground Source Heat Pumps.
The advantages of using Air Source Heat Pumps are that it requires less space than a ground source unit and the installation cost is lower than that of a Ground Source Heat Pump. If you are considering having a Ground Source Heat Pump or Air Source Heat Pump installed, our designers can help you decide which method is the most suitable when considering “whole life costs” and installation costs.
Air Source Heat Pump systems and Ground Source Heat Pump systems can be integrated with solar panel systems, including solar hot water heating systems. Ground and Air Source Heap Pump systems also interface particularly well with under floor heating. Further, Ground Source Heat Pumps are an excellent solution to provide a new home with alternative heating. In addition, you may be eligible for payments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) when you install an air or ground source heat pump system.
The RHI scheme is a government scheme to encourage the implementation of renewable energy systems. Under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, a 'premium payment'’ of £1250 can be received by a household installing a ground source heat pump (subject to conditions and deadlines for redemption of vouchers). From October 2012, the RHI scheme incentive allows for ongoing RHI payments. For more information see our funding page.
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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 Reading, Swindon or the surrounding areas and would like to find out more about how renewable energy can save you money and help you live a greener lifestyle call us today on 0845 838 2477.
At SolarTech we can provide advice on the process of installing a heat pump from the start of the project until conclusion. We take into account the individual needs of our customers to assist in finding the best solution when considering budget and environmental technologies. Our experience and expertise allows us to provide suitable solutions offering a combination of environmentally conscious and up to date technologies. This means that our customers can have a single point of contact for a combination of technologies, which assists in avoiding duplication of costs. Our heat pumps can provide a more cost effective solution than purchasing these systems from individual suppliers due to their significant system performance.
At SolarTech, we have access to leading Heat Pump manufacturers. These include brands such as Mitsubishi, ICE energy and Daikin. This means that we are able to select the optimum Heat Pumps for each unique project, which ensures that our customers achieve the most optimal performance characteristics.
If you live in Swindon or Reading and you'd like to know more about ground source heat pumps, take a moment to fill in our contact form or call us on 0845 838 2477.
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