Heat Pumps for Hot Water and Space Heating
What is a Heat Pump? Heat pumps are a system which extract heat from the air (air source) or the ground (ground source), and transfer it through air or water to heat your home and hot water. While they do need electricity to run, they are incredibly efficient providing up to and more than 4 to 1 returns on electrical input. They are a great replacement for old oil and LPG systems provided they are designed correctly.
Limitless Energy are accredited heat pump installers, please contact us to arrange a free no obligation estimate and quote.
Some of the benefits of heat pumps are:
- They don’t require fuel deliveries.
- Heat Pumps are known as a ‘fit and forget’ technology as they need little maintenance and are incredibly reliable.
- They can be incredibly efficient.
- They work effectively in temperatures down to -15°C so can be used throughout the year.
- Heating costs can be greatly reduced.
- They can provide an income to recoup installation costs through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.
- Heat pumps can also be eligible for Green Deal financing mechanism if you meet certain criteria.
- Can dramatically increase comfort levels in the home or work place.
The Different Heat Pumps
Air Source heat pumps absorb stored solar energy from the outside air which can then be used to heat radiators and/or underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors, and can also provide your hot water.
Ground Source heat pumps work the same way as an air source heat pump, the only difference being that the heat from outside is extracted from pipes buried in the ground.
Estimated Savings And Payments
It is advisable to be wary of websites which disclose possible paybacks of the installation and deemed savings unless they have fully assessed your home on an individual basis. Here at Limitless Energy we conduct a full suitability assessment before we provide possible installation costs and projection of savings and payments. For this reason, please contact us for a FREE renewable feasibility quotation.
However to provide some indication we have included information from a government backed organisation that don’t install heat pumps but provide advice.
The energy savings trust has stated that a typical payment from the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme for an average four-bedroom detached property installing a ground source heat pump is between £2,325 – £3,690 per year; and typical payment from an air source heat pump is between £805 – £1,280 per year. These figures are only to provide a loose indication of the different levels of RHI between air source and ground source systems and, as mentioned, the payments for any property will vary greatly.
On top of these payments you should also notice better confort levels, and a considerable reduction in your fuel costs; this benefit is often missed and should be one of the main reasons for considering a heat pump.