Ground and air source heat pumps use latent, inactive energy in the air or ground to produce low cost, environmentally friendly heating and hot water which can be used to heat nearly any kind of property. We primarily work with domestic heat pumps for both private home owners and social housing providers but also have the ability to work with commercial units. We provide a fully comprehensive breakdown service for our social housing clients as well as servicing programme design and implementation. We can quickly and efficiently install new heat pumps for nearly any kind of user.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
A ground source heat pump draws the natural energy stored in the earth using buried pipes which is then used to heat your radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water. A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe, called a ground loop, which is buried in your garden. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump. The ground stays at a fairly constant temperature under the surface, so the heat pump can be used throughout the year. More information can be found at http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air Source heat pumps use energy that is constantly available in the air which is then used to heat your radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water. An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from it’s inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally. More information can be found at http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
There are a number of government grants and schemes available for both the domestic and commercial user which help fund the initial installation cost of a heat pump. For more information on this please visit the Renewable Heating Incentive page on our website.