Your Greener Future involves Heat Pumps

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    Electricity and Gas suppliers are offering their users a better financial deal in order for them to use their services at certain times of the day, when most energy is used so that it is in plentiful supply.

    Smart grids are now being used by suppliers so they can keep us, as a country, supplied with power, whenever we should need it. Theoretically, smart grids are able to solve Britain’s energy problems, matching our supply and demand effectively, efficiently, greenly and by wasting as little energy as possible. Smart grids are more secure, reliable and enable better integration with green technologies. Green technologies include such methods as solar panels and heat pumps, which also aid Britain to gain the most from our natural energy sources, like wind and sun.

    What is a Smart Grid?

    A smart grid is an energy database, monitoring and responding to the demand in power, real time. Supply and demand are well matched, there is efficient consumption and they create a much greener energy use. As a nation using smart meters, it is expected that we save about £6bn over the next 20 years. However, it is roughly estimated that set up costs are £11bn but total benefits are expected to exceed £17bn.

    Smart Meters and Me

    By linking your home to a smart meter and then to the smart grid, you would benefit because you would become more energy efficient with usage and would therefore save money. Examples of this incredible technology would be that you could set the washing machine to only wash your clothes when the electricity was at its cheapest, or you could be notified by text message if you had left a large energy wasting source on in your home, such as the heating.

    Think Green, Think Heat Pumps

    There are two types of heat pumps. These are air source heat pumps (ASHPs) and ground source heat pumps (GSHPs), which can both be used for domestic and commercial use.

    Air source heat pumps use external heat, boost it at a high temperature and use it to heat your domestic or commercial space and water immediately, either via an air-to-water or air-to-air air source heat pump, heating radiators, underfloor heating and hot water cylinders, as just a couple of examples.

    Ground source heat pumps use a network of buried underground pipes which extract heat. They draw heat in to a heat exchanger which can then be used by various heating methods or provide hot water in your home or business. They are extremely economical in providing these heat sources, utilising their heat to provide for radiators, underfloor heating systems and hot water tanks.

    Contact Phaseline Renewables

    If you are interested in heat pumps, or indeed finding out about other ways to make your house or commercial property green, such as biomass boilers, solar panels or underfloor heating, then contact Phaseline Renewables. Phaseline Renewables offer a wide range of different solutions to suit all of your green needs. Give their friendly and professional staff a ring today on 0114 294 55 00, email them at or alternatively click here to go directly to their website.

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