Heat Pumps for Renewable Heat Energy
Heat pumps are energy efficient heating systems
that utilize heat from the ground, rock, air or water where solar
energy is stored. This is renewable and totally free! A heat pump
replaces a fossil fuel heating boiler and heats your property
intelligently. Heat pumps have an annual efficiency of up to
400% when delivering heating and hot water and are installed in
thousands of homes across the UK and used within many community,
commercial, industrial and public buildings.
Heat pump benefits
Gone are the days of blasting the heating on for a couple of
hours in the morning and again early evening! Now you can enjoy a
comfortable indoor temperature and save on heating bills. Because a
heat pump is energy efficient and works on the principle of low
temperature heating (35 - 55° C as opposed to 70° C for
conventional heating) it is maintaining the desired room
temperature 24 hours a day. Controlled by the outdoor temperature
the heat pump knows when heat is required. The effect is a much
more comfortable indoor climate, healthier for us and much better
for the fabric of the building.
- Comfortable, Consistant Indoor
- Lower Heating Bills
- Low Maintenance Costs
- Escape Escalating Fuel Prices
- Reduced Carbon Footprint
- No fuel deliveries to organise
To find out whether a heat pump is appropriate for heating your
property why not contact us to arrange a free,
no-obligation site survey or call us on 0845 302 3121.
The most common types of heat pumps used in the UK include:
Air Source Harnesses heat energy from the
outdoor air and delivers heat via a wet heating system like
underfloor heating, radiators or fan convectors.
- Ground Source Heat energy
is collected from the ground or rock and delivers heat via a wet
- Water Source
Heat Heat energy is pumped from an underground
water source and delivers heat via a wet heating system.
- Exhaust Air Damp, stale air from the
property's wet rooms is ducted to the heat pump and is the energy
source. Ventilates, heats and provides hot water for smaller, low
- Air to
Air Heat Harnesses heat energy from the outdoor
air and delivers heating and cooling via a fan convector.
Advising on whether a heat pump is appropriate for your
property, and if so which type, is something that we at Ecoliving
have been specialising in since 2004 and you can tap into those
years of experience covering thousands of installations - just look
at some of our case studies.
As with any heating system the first step is to do what you can
to reduce the heat loss of your property by improving insulation
levels and draught-proofing etc. where possible.
Savings, Incentives and Earnings
When you heat your property using a heat pump, your running
costs are reduced to the electricity required to run the heat pump
which means a saving of up to 60% compared to oil, LPG or
Incentives are available as part of the government's efforts to
ensure the UK meets its EU target of 15% of energy coming from
renewables by 2020. Check the latest information on the Renewable
Heat Incentive and Renewable Heat Premium Payment of up to £1250
for heat pumps.
The Renewable Heat Incentive is expected to be introduced in
summer 2013 and will provide a regular payment to householders with
renewable heating systems installed like heat pumps.
Free Heat Pump Survey
Investment and Funding
As an indication of the level of investment required for an air
source heat pump, for example, a complete installation in a
domestic property can be done for between £6,000 and £10,000. VAT
is at the special reduced rate of 5% and the installation could be
eligible for the Renewable Heat Premium Payment of £850. The amount
saved on heating bills depends on the particular characteristics of
the property and how warm you like to heat your home but many
customers save between £600 and £1,000 a year when converting from
an oil boiler to an air source heat pump. The Renewable Heat
Incentive could provide an income to add to the comfort and running
cost saving benefits.
Ecoliving offers different options for customers looking to
spread their investment in a heat pump including 'Invest Now Pay
Later' where a deposit triggers the installation with balance not
required until a year later. You may also be interested in our
'Interest Free Loan' option.
The Ecoliving Approach
Ecoliving's approach is to assess the needs of your property, the
characteristics of your site and understand your ambitions in terms
of micro-renewable energy. Our broad range of renewable energy
technologies means that we are able to suggest a solution that is
appropriate for your specific circumstances. If a heat pump is not
appropriate we will tell you why and suggest an alternative
renewable heating solution.
Ecoliving designs, installs and maintains heat pump systems across
the UK. We are independent of any one supplier and offer a very
broad range of heat pumps from a number of
This is an example of a ground source heat pump:
To find out whether a heat pump is appropriate
for heating your property contact us today and
arrange a free, no-obligation site survey or call us on 0845 302