Use heat from the air, water, bedrock or ground!
Good For Your Pocket and Good For the Environment -
Heat Pumps are Future Technology Available Today!
Readily available energy is stored all around, and just outside your house.
This unused energy is stored in the air, the ground, the rock and in water.
It is an easily useable resource, constantly replenished by the heat of the sun.
All Renewable Energy Ltd offer different heat pump solutions enabling you to capture the stored energy and use it to heat your house.
With the continuing rises in the prices of fossil fuels and increasing threat to the environment, concerned people are looking for a reliable and reasonably priced source of energy. Everyone realises that we can't keep polluting the air while burning up the Earth's energy reserves. By choosing a heat pump you are choosing to be a part of the solution to the adverse effects of climate change.
Just imagine - by harvesting the solar energy in the air or stored in the ground beneath or around your house you can secure a significant proportion of your energy consumption for free, heating your home and maintaining the level of comfort. It is a sustainable energy solution that can provide your home with heating, cooling and the hot water you need. At the same time you're helping to protect the environment for future generations.
How does it work?
It works just like a fridge, but in reverse - moving energy from one place to another.
For example, a bottle of wine bought from your supermarket is at room temperature. If you put the wine in your fridge and wait a few hours it will be cool enough to drink. If you touch the back of the 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 the same process, heat pumps remove solar energy stored in the earth, air or water around your building, compress it to a higher temperature and transfer it into your central heating system and hot water tank. Various types are geothermal, ground source, earth energy, air source or water source heat pumps.
These will vary depending on many factors. It is important that the system is controlled according to your needs. If you have the option, under-floor heating often provides greater efficiencies than radiators because the water doesn't need to be heated to such a high temperature. Heat pumps can significantly reduce the cost of providing domestic heating and also reduce maintenance costs compared to heating boilers. They can not only potentially save hugely on heating costs but also eliminate the cost and hassle of fuel deliveries. In either case, installing a heat pump will also add value to a property.
You can save up to 80% of your heating costs compared to electric heating systems and up to 60% on heating costs compared to oil-fired or LPG boilers. In fact, savings can be so high that the cost of investment is paid back in just a few years.
Some heat pumps can both heat and cool your home, providing a good and comfortable indoor climate all year round. A heat pump needs little maintenance or servicing. Once installed, you can almost forget about it. In addition to all of this, it is an energy-efficient solution that saves you money.
It is also possible to give you complete control of your heat pump system via the internet. You can keep a regular check on the temperature inside and outside your home and see the current operating status. In the unlikely event that a fault occurs, the pump itself activates an alarm. The alarm message can be sent via text message and/or email to you or your installer. This means that any fault can be quickly rectified.
The Benefits of a Heat Pump
Reliable, tried and tested technology.
Huge savings on fuel bills.
Significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
Uses less energy and utilises sustainable resource.
Easy care, no scheduled maintenance costs.
Provides both heating and hot water.
Can also provide comfort cooling.
Able to heat swimming pools.
Compact footprint of around 0.5 m2.
Can work both with radiators and underfloor heating.
No boiler or fuel tank.
No dangerous gases within the house.
No local pollution.
Government has indicated that a financial incentive scheme, Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) should become available to home owners from mid-2013 to promote the use of technologies that generate heating from renewable sources, such as solar thermal and heat pumps. It is proposed that, as with the existing Feed-In-Tariff scheme (FITs) for solar PV, the home owner will receive payments for using approved technologies. Indicative tariff rates for heat pump technologies - air source (6.9-11.5p/kWh) and ground source (12.5-17.3p/kWh) that are MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certified and meet relevant required standards, would be paid to the home owner over seven years for each kWh of heat produced for the expected lifetime of the renewable technology, based on deemed heat usage and subject to energy efficiency minimum requirements for the property. (Green Deal assessment)
The consultation for domestic RHI closed in December 2012 and the Government intends to finalise its proposals by April 2013 with a view to starting support later in the summer.
RHI is being introduced in two phases, Phase One (Oct 2011) is for non-domestic sectors and Phase Two (mid-2013) will see it expanded to include more technologies as well as support for households.
Government has also confirmed that systems installed under RHPP 1 or RHPP 2 (see below) will be eligible for RHI provided that full RHI scheme eligibility criteria are met. Payments from both schemes are normally tax-exempt for domestic owner-occupiers.
For domestic installations in the meantime, Government has already introduced the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme. RHPP entitles a home owner installing a renewable heat technology to apply for a cash voucher - £850 in the case of air source heat pump and £1,250 for ground source heat pump.RHPP 2 is available now and until 31st March 2013, subject to available funding and can be applied for through the Energy Saving Trust website, where there are further details including important eligibilty criteria -
Which method is best for you?
With an air source heat pump you neither need to dig or drill. Instead, you retrieve the energy directly from the surrounding air using an air handling unit. The heat pump is located indoors or outdoors, depending on which model you choose.
Ground source heat pumps retrieve the solar energy found in the ground via a pipe that is buried under your plot. At a depth of approximately one metre the pipe is coiled around your plot and the energy is then received from the ground in a similar way to the bedrock heat.
-No drilling needed
-Lower installation costs
-The pipe in the ground maintains an even temperatre throughout the year
A bedrock heat pump uses the solar energy found in the bedrock. Pipes are lowered through one or more boreholes (50-200metres deep) into the bedrock.
-No great size of plot required
-Little impact on your plot
-The hole in the rock maintains an even temperature throughout the year