Energy from the ground – Ground source heat pumps
For every single kilowatt of electricity used to power the ground source heat pumps, this system could generate four kilowatts or more in energy for your home.
Ground source heat pumps use the latent heat absorbed by the ground that is radiated by the sun daily no matter what the weather is doing above ground. Underground temperature remains constant, at around 12 degrees, and provides a reliable continual source of warm water which, harnessed with a glycol based Ground source heat pump system, gives a constant feed of hot water and heating into a property. The energy required to increase the water temperature to heat your home is less than conventional heating systems and Ground source heat pumps are ideal for underfloor heating as well as the more traditional radiator systems.
Ground source heat pumps are very efficient ways of heating your home and are in excess of 300% efficient. There are also more grants, feed-in tariffs and cash back scheme’s available for Ground source heat pumps from various sources as it is a well established form of heating your home and a great long term investment.
Energy from the air – Air to air heat pumps
Air to air heat pumps are an incredibly efficient way of using the outside temperature to give heating and cooling within a building. They are often likened to air conditioning units due to their similar looks, but are in fact far superior due to their increased efficiency and ability to perform both heating and cooling functions.
Cost effective, low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing, Air to Air heat pumps can heat up or cool up to 120 square meters allowing for many applications; open plan areas for business, classrooms, places of worship, loft and basement conversions or house extensions – in fact any open areas which require heating or cooling. The units also act as air purifiers and particulate filters using “Cluster Ion Technology”, they don’t dry out the air as air conditioning units do so are excellent for allergy sufferers.
They are up to 500% efficient which is why they have become excellent option for those wanting to reduce the pressure on their existing boiler and household bills.
Air to water heat pumps work in much the same way as air to air, they use the latent heat in the air to generate heat, but have one big difference.
An Air to Water unit provides a plentiful supply of hot water thanks to a built-in hot water cylinder which makes it an ideal replacement for an old and inefficient boiler. They use a small amount of electricity are in excess of 300% efficient which means for every kilowatt of electricity that is used the unit will generate at least three units of heating, These units are designed to replace traditional gas and oil boilers based on the principle that electricity will remain more stable and therefore cheaper in the long-term.
Due to air to water units only needing electricity for operation, it makes it an ideal choice when refurbishing an existing property, replacing oil fired boiler replacements, new builds or areas with restricted mains gas. This is an ideal opportunity to upgrade to a proven, dependable and cost effective option.