The clear benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps
Installation of Air Source Heat Pumps
||• Save up to 60% on bills (compared to gas)
even more savings against other forms of heating.
• Cut C02 by up to 50%
• No Gas Supply required.
• Uses existing radiators / heating emitters
• Replaces your gas boiler (combi or regular) thus no gas needed and no risk of carbon monoxide
• Cooling Capabilties
• Low Maintenance
• No ground holes or digging needed. Easily installed within 1 day
• Long lifespan of 20 years compared to gas boiler of 12 years.
• Reports suggest installing a heat pump will add up to 10% to the value of your house.
It is straightforward installing an Air Source Heat Pump, We simply need an external area to site the heat pump and a suitable place inside your home to place our Twin cylinder (buffer and domestic water). Your old boiler will not be needed when our installation is complete. The installation will take no longer than 2 days. We send a team of 2 engineers qualified in Heat Pump installation, G3 Unvented and Part P 17th Edition for installation and commissioning.
As you can see in the illustration above, the heat pump provides heating to radiators, underfloor and convector coils. It also provides all the hot water requirements for baths and showers etc. Our heat pumps can even cool in the summer and provide you with hot water at the same time (provided you have fanned convector coils installed).
1) Firstly we provide a free survey to ascertain the heat load requirements of your property. We measure the footprint of your property, taking into consideration your insulation values etc, we calculate your heat load. We then discuss the potential sites for your heat pump and tank and the work involved for installation.
2) We will provide a detailed report on your property. This will include the heat load, energy expenditure and costs for installation amongst other documents required by the Microgeneration Scheme.
3) You decide whether you want to proceed and in doing so, we will provide an installation contract and an agreed installation date.
4) We complete the installation and commissioning of the heat pump.
5) You begin to benefit from the savings achieved from installing a heat pump and receive your RHI payments from Ofgem* (we will show you how).
It's as simple as that. There is very little upheaval and disruption when installing a heat pump. You will be surprised at how easy the procedure is.
* when introduced in October 2012.
Current best discounted rate for electric is 7.08p/kw with EON
Current best discounted rate for gas is 2.71p/KW with Npower
Since the efficiency of our Heat pumps are 415% at 6/7 °C, you can expect to get up to 4.15 KW for each KW you use. Thus this will make the following calculation- 7.08p (cost of elec kw) divided by 4.15 (efficiency of heat pump) = 1.70p. Thus you will pay the equivalent of 1.70p per KW of energy you provide in your home. Of course, when temperatures are colder than 6/7C then efficiency of heat pumps begin to fall. However it must be noted that the average temperature in the coldest winter month (statistically January) is 5°C.
Below we have a comparison table using the criteria above. We compare the common types of gas boilers, oil burners and electric panel heaters against our heat pumps. We have also used 2 efficiency levels for our heat pumps in order to show you that savings can be made made even at lower efficiency rates.
English Eco Energy working in partnership with EEI UK Ltd has established itself over the years with commercial and domestic installations. Registered with the relevant UK governing bodies, ensures a quality service and peace of mind with every installation.
What is an Air Source Heat Pump?
It is a renewable energy system that provides heating and hot water for your home using free energy from the air.
How do Air Source Heat Pumps work?
The unit is situated outside and contains a large fan that draws air into the unit, transferring the energy in the air through large heat exchangers. From there, the process is the same as a Ground Source Heat Pump. They work like a fridge by moving energy from one place to another. For example, a bottle of wine bought from your local supermarket is at room temperature. If you put it in your fridge and wait a few hours it will be cold enough to drink. If you touch the back of your fridge during that time you will feel heat. The fridge has taken the low temperature energy out of the wine, compressed it up to a higher temperature and in effect has warmed the kitchen up slightly. By using the same process Air Source Heat Pumps remove energy stored in the air outside, compress it to a higher temperature and transfer it into your central heating system and hot water tank.
Does the Air Source Heat Pump work all year round?
Our system performs in temperatures as low as minus 20C. So the answer is yes!
Will I need to install larger radiators in my home?
Possibly. If your current heating system is a condensing boiler, if installed correctly, they only condense when producing hot water below 60C. A heat pump will provide virtually the same heat as this. However it is important to note that the lower temperatures the heat pump produces, the more efficient the system. Therefore having oversized radiators is of benefit. We will measure the heat output of your radiators for each room and advise you accordingly.
How long do the Air Source Heat Pump units last?
Air Source heat pumps are designed to operate for around 20 years.
How much annual maintenance is required on an Air Source Heat Pump?
Generally, no annual maintenance is required. However it is advisable to check it once a year for dirt, leaves etc. We will show you how.
Are there any warranties available?
Yes, we provide a 3 year warranty
How much noise do Air Source Heat Pumps generate?
Our heat pumps are one of the quietest on the market producing only 54db (at 1M) for our 13.1KW model.