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Ground Source Heat Pumps can be used for heating domestic hot water and for space heating. They work by harvesting heat from under the ground, which is then converted to useable heat by a heat pump. he Ground Source Heat Pump cycle is very efficient and is capable of providing up to 4kW of heat energy for every kW of energy input into the system.
An Air Source Heat Pump can deliver approximately 3kW of heat energy for each kW of energy for every kW of energy input into the system and can therefore be less efficient than Ground Source Heat Pumps. However, the installation cost of an Air Source Heat Pump is lower than that of a Ground Source Heat Pump unit and less space is needed. Air Source Heat Pumps work in a similar way to Ground Source Heat Pumps but capture heat energy in the air as opposed to heat energy in the ground. Our design team will work with you to assist in finding the most effective solution when taking into consideration “whole life costs” and installation costs.
Ground Source Heat Pumps are an excellent way of providing alternative heating in a new home. Both Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pumps can also be integrated with solar panel systems and work very well with under floor heating. Installation of an air or ground heat pump system may mean you will be eligible for payments under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme to encourage renewable heat technologies to be implemented within households and communities. 'Premium payments of £1250 may be available to a domestic homeowner after the installation of a Ground Source Heat Pump. There is also provision for ongoing RHI payments for heat energy produced. For more information about the RHI scheme and requirements, please refer to our funding page.
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We offer nationwide cover and take pride in our extensive knowledge of the industry in which we work together with our years of experience. If you live in Telford or Worcester or the surrounding areas and would like more information about the renewable energy technologies available and the resulting financial and environmental benefits which can be achieved, please get in touch using our contact form our telephone us on 0845 838 2477.
At Solar Tech we offer an integrated renewable energy solution through our in depth knowledge of environmentally conscious technologies. This means our customers can avoid duplicating costs by having a single point of contact for all their renewable energy needs. We can advise you on combining different technologies to ensure that you achieve the best solutions for your individual needs and budget. We can also guide you through the heat pump installation process from the start so you can understand what is involved. We can also source the most efficient technologies available using our contacts and experience.
Solar Tech has access to leading Heat Pump manufacturers, which includes brands such as Daikin, Mitsubishi and ICE Energy. This allows us to use our knowledge in combination with our experience and professional contacts to choose the best possible Heat Pumps for individual projects, which have the optimal performance characteristics.
If you live in Telford, Wolverhampton or Worcester and you'd like to find our more about how ground source heat pumps can benefit you, please complete 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