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Renewable Heating Installation, Repair, Servicing & Maintenance.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps draw the heat from the Earth to heat your home.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are versatile systems that heat and cool your home efficiently.

Water Source Heat Pumps

Water source heat pumps extract heat from water and convert it into energy to heat your home.

Heating & Cooling Systems

A full range of air conditioning, boiler, radiator, underfloor heating and fan coil services available.

Heat Pumps Services across Downpatrick

Heat pumps are a relatively new technology in Britain. However, they have been used in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe for a long time. You will also find the heat pumps growing popular these days in countries with renewable electricity.

Heat Pumps Services across the UK

Future of Heating

The best part of heat pumps in Downpatrick and their functioning is that you don’t need a lot of electricity. These devices can have a 200 to 600% efficiency rate because the heat produced is way more than the energy absorbed.

This energy consumed is used to run the parts of the heat pump– fan, compressor, and of course, the circulating pumps to take the heat and transfer it to the hot water system. Moreover, advances in recent years have transformed the market value of heat pumps into a great alternative to fossil fuels.

Not just that, you can even earn some extra pounds while you’re at it as per the Renewable Heat Incentive in the UK. Why?

Well, the government aims to promote heat pumps as much as possible since these work in consignment with the UK government’s 2050 Net-zero targets. As such, the UK government has planned to offer £5,000 to aid 90,000 households in installing heat pumps and similar low-carbon heating systems in the coming three years. Through these steps, their main aim is to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuel heating.

So, invest in these true energy-saving heat pumps in Downpatrick! Fill out the contact form today and receive the best quotes.

What Are the Three Major Types of Heat Pumps?

There are three significant subtypes of heat pump systems – ground source heat pumps, air-source heat pumps, and water source heat pumps. Let us discuss each type to further your understanding of each.

Air Source Heat Pump

Air source heat pump work great in moderate climates like the UK. You will usually find an air source heat pump on the side of the building, where it takes the air from the outside and transfers it through compression and two conductive copper tubing-made coils.

Whenever there is a requirement for any heating, the liquid refrigerant in the other coil takes the heat from the air and vaporisers, passing it into the inner coil. In air-to-air heat pumps, this gas turns into liquid form and produces all the warmth you need for the household heating system.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Ground source or geothermal heat pumps are instrumental in extracting heat from sources other than the outside air. These heat pumps take up the natural heat in the ground and use them to run their system. Moreover, these heat pumps work with multiple heat pipes laid in the ground.

However, geothermal heat pumps would be more efficient than air-source heat pumps. A simple reason behind this is that the ground temperatures are much more fixed than the air.  The only negative with ground source heat pumps is that they would be much more expensive than the other options.

Water Source Heat Pump

A water source heat pump works just like its name– it extracts heat from the lakes, rivers, ponds, springs, boreholes, or wells to heat your home or office. This sourced heat is increased in temperature through electricity and is then sent to taps, geysers, and the underfloor heating in your home.

So, it is an excellent option to replace your original home gas boiler with these pumps, given their effectiveness and low power consumption. As such, more and more people are edging towards the use of a water source heat pump.

What Is the Cost of These Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps are the perfect way to enable heating systems in your house at the best running cost and the lowest energy consumption. Moreover, they are highly eco-friendly, so you also save the environment while you are at it!

The average pricing for an air source heat pump in Downpatrick would vary between £5,000 and £8,000 (excluding the installation costs). While this is not a cheap investment, it will surely give you many long-term benefits.

Additionally, our suppliers-provided heat pump systems are brought to you at a much lower price than market values. So, contact us today to get a free quote!

Government Schemes for Heat Pump Installation in the UK

You can also go through some solid government schemes in the country which help or appreciate installing heat pumps in the households. The most popular one was the Renewable Heat Incentive which was divided into the following:

  • Domestic renewable heat incentive– open to social landlords, private landlords, self-builders, and of course, homeowners
  • Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive– open to organisations, enterprises, social businesses, and the public sector

These incentives ensured that the tariff prices for the heat generated by these pumps for 7 years post application are fixed. In the case of a non-domestic RHI scheme, the advantages would have varied a lot, so it is best to do your independent research and figure out the positives.

Since the closure of RHI in March 2022, a new grant by the name of Clean Heat Grant has begun in April 2022. It has been renamed Boiler Upgrade Scheme, a direct installation grant.

Additionally, if you live in Scotland, you can be a part of other area-specific grants like the Warmer Homes Fund and the Home Energy Scotland Loan.

The Positives and Negatives of Using Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are no doubt the future of heating. With the increasing government attention to this form of heat generation, sooner or later, heat pumps will be a non-negotiable part of our lives in Downpatrick.

Now that it is clear that heat pumps are here to stay let’s look more analytically into the pros and cons of using those pumps in your home and offices.

Pros

The most significant benefit of a heat pump is that it is highly energy-efficient when you compare it with a furnace operated through gas. Since electricity rates are much cheaper than natural gas, your overall costs will be less.

Additionally, the heating and cooling supplied through this electricity are much more than it uses. These pumps are also safer means for you and your loved ones since they reduce the harmful effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. You will also be safe from fatal situations like that of a gas leak.

Another great advantage of heat pumps is that they evenly distribute the heat in the space, reducing the cold spots in your home. Moreover, heat pumps can provide you with both heating and cooling at the same time.

Cons

Although heat pump benefits are many, like any good thing, it also comes with a few negatives. For instance, buying heat pumps in an area where the temperatures fall below zero might not be the best decision.

Since there will be no heat outside, extra electricity will be used to bring heat inside the home- leading to higher running costs.

During this cold weather, the ineffectiveness of heat pumps may prompt you to buy an additional heat source to ensure your home is warm. To add to that, the overall installation cost and purchase of a heat pump are much more than that of a gas or oil-burning furnace.

Along with higher installation costs, the life cycle of that these heat pumps is shorter than that of other systems too.

Factors to Keep in Mind Before Purchasing a Heat Pump

If you are still reading, we are pretty sure you are genuinely interested in buying heat pumps, and they would readily suit your home. So, let us quickly consider the factors as you make this purchase.

Warranty Periods of Heat Pumps

Generally, you will find heat pump systems with a 2 to 3-year-long warranty, and you can even purchase an extended warranty! Quality Assured National Warranties provide users with varied kinds of protections. You can also find many installers and producers who provide different auxiliary warranties.

Planning permissions for heat pumps

Heat pumps usually fall under the favourable renewable energy category, so planning permissions are not necessarily required. Although, in some cases, you would have to ask for permissions such as:

Permissions for GSHPs

You would have to touch base with the local council to ensure that you have met all the requirements before installing a GHSP, specifically if you reside in a listed building or conservation area.

Permissions for ASHPs

The rules for ASHPs will vary in England, Scotland and Wales. Kindly check their local council pages to gain more information.

Permissions for WSHPs

You wouldn’t require permission for closed-loop WSHPs unless you live in some conservation area.

On the other hand, open-loop systems change the natural temperature of the water and the thermal plumes, which then affect the hydrochemistry and bacterial levels of the water body. So, per different systems, specific licenses from the Environment Authority would be needed to divert the groundwater.

Maintenance of Heat Pumps

Most heat pumps usually last for 15 years and more, depending on the maintenance of the device. These pumps can work for 50 years if you ensure proper check-ups and maintenance.

In terms of maintenance, here’s what you can do. Make it an annual thing to personally go through the pump and check the details and specifications yourself. Thereafter, you can contact professionals to check in after more extended periods like 3 to 5 years.

You will so have to give special attention to the heat pump in winters by defrosting it manually.

Post-check-up, you should request the professional to send in a written note of the state of the heat pump and its conditions for future use. Overall, the maintenance requirements are pretty low, with the primary checking happening just before you start using the device.

Get the Best Heat Pump Supplier In the UK at Your Doorstep

Are you convinced that heat pumps are one of the best decisions you could make for your home in Downpatrick?

If yes, here comes the good part! We, as a leading heat pump supplier, are determined to help you on the path to getting the best quality and the best-priced heat pump installed in Downpatrick.

Have any questions to ask?

Connect with us at the earliest to clear all your doubts and begin your journey toward the best heat pumps! You will not regret it.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about ground and air source heat pumps in Downpatrick.


Can I Repair My Heat Pump?

Well, the straight answer to this question is no! Heat pumps usually run on 240-volt circuits. This means there is a possibility of electrocution if you don’t understand the ins and outs of electrical energy. So, getting in touch with a proper expert for any repair or maintenance issues is best.

How Much Do Heat Pumps in Downpatrick Cost?

The average pricing for an air source heat pump in Downpatrick would vary between £5,000 and £8,000 (excluding the installation costs). While this is not a cheap investment, it will surely give you many long-term benefits.

How Much Will You Save on Running Costs with Heat Pumps?

The savings will largely be dependent on the heating system that you use at the moment. Opting for a heat pump will be economically advantageous even with a gas boiler whereas the savings could be much more if you use LPG, oil or direct electric heating.

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We are a group of experienced heat pump installers in Downpatrick and heating engineers with a passion for renewable energy. Our group of heat pump installers hold a range of different accreditation and certifications.

Our residential and commercial heat pump services, products and solutions in Downpatrick are cost effective and we draw on the wealth of experience and knowledge of our installers to meet the specific requirements of our customers.

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