Solar thermal panels, which are usually fitted on the roof of your premises, use free heat from the sunlight to heat domestic hot water. If fitted correctly it can provide your household with up to 60% of your hot water requirements. Some domestic installations will be eligible for RHI(The Renewable Heat Incentive) a UK Government initiative to encourage greater use of renewable energy. Contact us to find out if you are eligible.
Air Source (ASHP) – The ASHP systems are the most commonly used system because they are fairly simple to install and they require little maintenance. If your property is not connected to main natural gas and you are currently using either oil, lpg (liquid petroleum gas), coal or electricity to heat your home, ASHP are a great alternative to heating your home for both central heating and domestic hot water. ASHP extract the heat from the outside air which is an unlimited renewable resource, even if the outside temperature drops as low as -15’C.
Ground Source (GSHP)
The GSHP are the most energy efficient of the heat pumps and works in a similar way to the ASHP but unlike the ASHP, the pipes are buried in the ground to extract the heat instead of the air. Due to the cost and complexity of the installation, this type of heat pump would be better to suited to a new build property.
Both ASHP and GSHP are eligible for the RHI(The Renewable Heat Incentive) a UK Government initiative to encourage greater use of renewable energy. Contact us to find out if you are eligible.