Why use Air Source Heat Pumps?
An air source heat pump is an incredibly efficient electric heating system that absorbs heat from the air and then uses a small amount of electricity to compress this ambient heat and therefore increase its temperature.
The Green Homes Grant and Renewable Heat Incentive along with the savings you make on your energy bills, make these systems more affordable than ever.
The increase in temperature is achieved using very little electricity. This heat is then used for space and water heating in your home.
A typical air source heat pump can use just 1Kw of electricity to achieve 3Kw of heat.
The Uk is signed u to the Paris Climate Agreement and therefore we must stop using fossil fuels. Gas, Oil, LPG are fossil fuels. Electricity can come from a renewable source such as solar panels or wind. Just as more and more people are moving to electric cars so more people are installing air source heat pumps.
The Government launched The Renewable Heat Incentive to kick start this technology just as they did with the Feed in Tariff for Solar Panels. We know what a great success that was.
Unfortunately, just like the FIT, the RHI will come to an end. It, along with the Green Homes Grant is available right now but is going fast.
The benefit of renewable heat
Renewables are constantly evolving and we now find that solar PV, Air Source Heat Pumps and Battery Storage systems all work seamlessly together to get us one step closer to carbon zero and reduce our dependancy on fluctuating grid prices.
We help you find a solution that best suits your needs and can enable you to:
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Cut your energy bills
- Improve your home’s comfort
- Protect yourself against rising fuel prices
- Meet Modern Building Regulations
- Raise your property value
The UK adopted the Paris Change Climate Agreement back in 2015
This agreement (signed in 2016) is forcing 196 countries world- wide to reduce their carbon footprint down to what it was be- fore the industrial age.
Governments around the worldwide must adopt renewable ener- gy systems to help lower their footprint faster to meet the tar- gets set by the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The UK’s Obligation
• To reduce CO2 emissions by 26% by 2020.
• To reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050.
• To adopt the research and distribution of renewable energy
projects and products.
• To reduce the global temperature by 2 degrees by 2070 – 2080.
More and more households are switching to renewable energy and right now they get paid to do so.
Do you want to pay for your neighbours energy or get paid for your own? It’s not a trick question!!!
What Have The Government Put In Place To Achieve This Reduction in CO2?
Feed In Tariff (FIT)
The FIT scheme was setup to al- low people to be able to afford to have solar panels installed on their properties.
Over 1,000,000 systems have been installed since its launch. As targets were met the FIT scheme reduced till it finally closed in April 2018.
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
The RHI is setup to allow people to fund the installation of renewable heating products in their properties and is currently at its highest point.
The scheme will come to an end just like the FIT scheme.
ECO Grants (Green Homes Grant)
Up to £5,000 off the cost of installing an Air Source Heat Pump can be obtained up front. The Green Homes Grant is then deducted from the RHI.
Certain government benefits give £10,000 up front.
You can apply for the GHG at the following web page. Apply for the Green Homes Grant
What you need to claim your RHI
- To have a renewable heating product installed at your property.
- An MCS accredited installation company can get you the funding putting you at peace of mind that your system is fitted properly and professionally.
- HIES/RECC accreditation for the consumer conduct code to protect customers.
- Trustmark accreditation for Green Homes Grant scheme.
The Basics & What is C.O.P.
Heat from the air is absorbed into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor where its temperature is increased. This high temperature fluid then transfers its heat to the heating and water circuits of your house.
Coefficient of performance (COP) or to put it another way, how we get more out than we put in. The COP makes an air source heat pump ultra efficient method of generating heat.