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Ground Source and Air Source Heat Pump System Options Explained

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    All types of systems have their advantages, and as heat pump installers in Yorkshire, Phaseline Renewables are here to talk you through the different options so that you have a better idea of what would be most suitable for you and your home. There are a variety of system options available for both air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps in domestic properties.

    Bore Hole Ground Source Heat Pumps

    Bore hole ground source heat pumps draw heat from the ground via a bore hole that is drilled directly into the earth. This type of heat pump is perfect for domestic environments where there is little space, although due to the nature of the work required, the holes will need to be drilled between 50 and 100 metres down.

    Slinky Pipe Ground Source Heat Pumps

    Ground source heat pumps consisting of a slinky pipe use a method by which the pipe is looped in a trench, allowing a large amount of pipe to be inserted into quite a small area. This is a lower cost option, as coiling the pipe is a very effective and convenient way of collecting heat from the ground.

    Straight Pipe Ground Source Heat Pumps

    Ground source heat pumps consisting of a straight pipe are laid in narrow trenches, therefore require more land than other types. This means that the collection of heat is spread over a larger area, making them more efficient.

    Lake Source Ground Source Heat Pumps

    This type of ground source heat pump extracts heat from lake. It’s perfect if your home is located next to a large expanse of water, as the method doesn’t need a huge amount of drilling equipment. It also means that the pipe work can be laid quite close together due to the high conductivity of the water. Air to Water Air Source Heat Pumps for Domestic Properties

    Air to water air source heat pumps work by extracting heat from the outside air and then feeding it into your wet central heating system. These types of systems are better suited to home that have under floor heating systems or larger radiators, due to the fact that the heat they produce is cooler than that from a conventional boiler in a standard heating system.

    Air to Air Systems for Domestic Properties

    Air to air systems, as the name suggests, use the heat from the outside air to heat the air in your home by feeding it inside using fans which circulate the warm air around your home. But they are not just used to heat your home in winter; they can also be used to circulate cool air around your home in summer, like an air conditioning unit. The only down side is that this type of system cannot be used to produce hot water.

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      Yorkshire House Installs Air Source Heat Pump for Heating and Hot Water

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        A house in York has fully taken advantage of renewable heating technology in order to allow the family to live an extremely low carbon life, with the help of straw bales and an air source heat pump. As heat pump installers in Yorkshire, the story naturally caught our eye.

        Air Source Heat Pump for Heating and Hot Water

        They installed an air source heat pump to heat the house to the right temperature through the winter. Although it is a sizeable house with three storeys and four bedrooms, only a modest air source heat pump was needed to be able to cover the family’s heating requirements. The air source heat pump in this home provides all of the space heating for the property, and it also contributes to the hot water.

        Loft Insulation and Under Floor Heating

        Located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the property now has loft insulation, under-floor heating, high-grade windows, photovoltaic roof panels and solar thermal with an air source heat pump. As there was no gas available in the village, the family were faced with oil or electric. The property also has another sustainable feature; it is made from straw bales! Straw bales are a highly sustainable material and actually makes a great resource to use in building a home; it is thermally insulating, it is a waste product, and there is no carbon produced.

        There is also the advantage of generating a sustainable income from the Renewable Heat Incentive, a scheme set up by the UK government that enables you to receive payment for the energy you generate through renewable sources. The domestic RHI rate for air source heat pumps is 7.3p/kWh, paid over seven years.  This figure is based on the deemed output (from your energy performance certificate), rather than measured, but with extra payments for metered properties. So long as you meet basic energy efficiency measures outlined by the green deal, and your system is installed by a MCS approved company, you will qualify for the domestic RHI.

        Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

        There are many benefits to installing an air source heat pump in domestic properties. Not only can it lower your fuel bills, it can heat your home as well as your water, and reduce your carbon emissions. Air source heat pumps work best when they produce heat at a lower temperature than traditional boilers, therefore they work most efficiently in homes that are very well insulated. They can also perform better when used in conjunction with underfloor heating systems because of the lower temperature that is required.

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          Heat Pump Market Boosted by Construction Industry Development

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            The heat pump market is being boosted significantly at the moment by increasing development in the construction industry, and complying strict building requirements by governments. The results were carried out in the Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025, and reveal that the global heat pump market is driven by the growing demand for technology that uses renewable energy resources and emits less CO2. Therefore, the latest trend in the global heat pump industry shows a shift towards green technology.

            The Shift Towards Air Source Heat Pumps

            The shift towards green technology and the installation of air source heat pumps is understandable considering the many benefits of them. As air source heat pump installers, Phaseline Renewables are well aware of the many benefits, and keen to educate potential customers on the difference that they can make to your home. One of the main draws is the promise of lower heating bills, brought about by the fact that they are cheaper to run than electric heating and boilers. The fuel for an air source heat pump is the air; therefore, there are no expensive fuel costs.

            Air source heat pumps are also incredibly efficient; they are able to extract heat from the air even in temperatures of -25. As they produce fewer carbon emissions, air source heat pumps are also very friendly to the environment. They take approximately a quarter of the amount of energy to produce the same level of heat for a building; therefore their use reduces the pressure on fossil fuel stores.

            The major drivers for the growth in the heat pump market include increasing investments, government policies, and rising prices for oil and natural gas. However, there are restraints in the global heat pump market. The growth in the market is negatively impacted by lack of consumer awareness, disruptive and expensive installations in existing properties, along with social and technical difficulties.

            Heat pumps are devices that are used to transfer heat from one area to another. Owing to their high operating efficiency and lower maintenance cost, they act as an eco-friendly substitute for cooling and heating residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

            Air Source Heat Pumps and the Renewable Heat Incentive

            The domestic RHI rate for air source heat pumps is 7.3p/kWh, paid over seven years.  This figure is based on the deemed output (from your energy performance certificate), rather than measured, but with extra payments for metered properties. If you would like to find out how much you could save on your fuel costs and earn through the installation of an air source heat pump and the Renewable Heat Incentive, please call us on 0114 294 5500 or email us at info@phaseline.co.uk.

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              Air Source Heat Pumps Made up 45% Share of Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Installs

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                In February 2015, air source heat pumps made up a 45% share of the domestic renewable heat incentive install charts. According to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine, records show over 400 applications submitted for new domestic air source heat pump applications, and the second month in a row that they have been the most popular technology in the domestic renewable heat incentive.

                Air Source Heat Pump Installations

                The renewable heat incentive pays owners of renewable technology such as air source heat pumps for every unit of heat produced for up to seven years. The domestic renewable heat incentive can make the installation of such technology a great financial investment, and one that will continue to pay out for a number of years. To be eligible for the scheme, you’ll need to have a Green Deal Assessment carried out on your home, and employ an approved MCS installer to be eligible. The domestic RHI rate for air source heat pumps is 7.3p/kWh, paid over seven years.

                Second Most Popular Technology

                Air source heat pumps have been the second most popular technology since the launch of the renewable heat incentive scheme, with 29% of new installations and February’s 402 installations outstripping 384 in November.

                Air Source Heat Pumps and my Home

                In order to be able to have an air source heat pump installed in your home, firstly you need to own your own home. If you rent, however, you must make sure that you have the permission of the landlord. In order to be eligible for claiming the payments from the government, you must have a certain level of insulation in your home. You must also have enough outdoor space to be able to accommodate the air source heat pump, and currently heat your home using oil, solid fuel, LPG or electricity.

                Installers of Air Source Heat Pumps Sheffield and Yorkshire

                As renewable energy products, air source heat pumps installed by Phaseline Renewables will qualify for the renewable heat incentive. Their team have extensive experience installing air source heat pumps in domestic properties and offer free quotations. If you would like to find out how much you could save on your fuel costs and earn through the installation of an air source heat pump and the Renewable Heat Incentive, please call them on 0114 294 5500 or email them at info@phaseline.co.uk.

                 

                 

                 

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                  Reduce Carbon Emissions from your Home with an Air Source Heat Pump

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                    As installers of air source heat pumps in Yorkshire and throughout the UK, Phaseline Renewables know that there are many great reasons to think about having an air source heat pump installed in your home, both financial and environmental.

                    Carbon Emission Savings

                    Depending on which fuel you are replacing, you reduce your carbon emissions considerably by installing an air source heat pump. The carbon emission savings can be as high as 3 to 10 tonnes per year. As air source heat pumps take approximately a quarter of the amount of energy to produce the same level of heat for the building, their use reduces the pressure on fossil fuel stores. And if a renewable source of electricity is used to power them, they do not produce any carbon emissions at all!

                    Air as a Fuel

                    Unlike boilers that require gas to run, or heating powered by electricity, the primary fuel used for air source heat pumps is air. Burning fossil fuels to provide your home with heating and hot water creates carbon dioxide, which is bad for the environment because it adds to the green house effect, which has an impact on global climate temperature. Air, on the other hand, is freely available and can be used to create energy with no negative impact on the environment.

                    Climate Change Targets

                    The installation of an air source heat pump will contribute to the UK’s 2050 target to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. This legally binding climate change target has been put in place to help the UK become less reliant on imported fossil fuels and less exposed to higher energy prices in the future. Low-carbon technologies such as air source heat pumps will make an important contribution to the greenhouse gas reduction targets.

                    Air Source Heat Pumps RHI Payments

                    In addition to environmental benefits, there are also significant financial benefits to the installation of an air source heat pump in your home. You may be able to receive substantial regular payments for the heat you generate using an air source heat pump through the Renewable Heat Incentive. This scheme offers homeowners a financial reward for installing renewable heat technologies such as air source heat pumps.

                     

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                      Top 4 Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps in Domestic Applications

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                        Air Source Heat Pumps are Low Maintenance

                        Compared to some other renewable technologies, air source heat pumps require little or no maintenance. The mechanism of an air source heat pump is similar to a refrigerator, and there are very few moving parts and processes that can actually go wrong. They are also fully automated, which means once they are installed, the system can work independently to provide heating and hot water to your home.

                        Reduce your Carbon Footprint

                        Air source heat pumps are a very environmentally friendly way of heating your home as they produce few carbon emissions. As air source heat pumps take approximately a quarter of the amount of energy to produce the same level of heat for the building, their use reduces the pressure on fossil fuel stores. And if a renewable source of electricity is used to power them, they do not produce any carbon emissions at all!

                        Earn Money from the Renewable Heat Incentive

                        You may be able to receive substantial regular payments for the heat you generate using an air source heat pump through the Renewable Heat Incentive. This scheme offers homeowners a financial reward for installing renewable heat technologies such as air source heat pumps.

                        Air Source Heat Pumps are Energy Efficient

                        Considering that air source heat pumps are able to extract heat from surrounding temperatures as low as -25, they are incredibly energy efficient. The cost of running an air source heat pump to heat your home is much less than the cost of doing so using oil, LPG, or conventional electric heating.  It can also save you hundreds of pounds a year on energy costs.  As the fuel for air source heat pump systems is heat from the air, there are no expensive fuel costs. Therefore, once the system is set up, there are very few running costs.

                        As air source heat pump installers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Phaseline Renewables are well aware of this great low energy alternative to conventional boiler systems. Air source heat pumps are perfect for domestic installations, as they utilise heat from immediately outside your property in order to heat your house and your water.

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