Cost Effective Green Heating Solutions
December 26, 2015
Air Conditioning Lease Finance, Energy Efficient Air Source Heat Pumps, Heating Systems
As people everywhere are waking up to the concept of free energy with air source heat pump technology, we explore the advantages. These low carbon, energy efficient systems are steadily replacing traditional fuel sources such as solid fuel, gas and oil boilers. Installing one of these units means that your fuel bills will diminish, as will your home’s carbon emissions. You wont have to worry about fuel deliveries if you currently use oil, LPG or solid fuel, and you wont need a flue, ventilation or a gas supply. Air Source Heat Pumps take just a few days to install, are up to 3 times more efficient than an oil boiler, and are supported by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Energy Efficient Heating and Hot Water
ASHPs work in a similar way to Air Conditioning Units only in reverse, extracting heat from outdoors, and converting it into heat for your heating system, hot water tank, radiators and underfloor heating. They are ideal for homes which have some space outside, and are well insulated. A certain level of insulation within the home must be reached, in order to receive government payments too.
Renewable Heat Incentive
The systems use a little electricity to run, but benefits are seen regarding fuel cost reduction where solid fuel, oil, LPG, electricity and sometimes gas are used. They produce significantly more energy than they use, making them a cost efficient, environmentally friendly heating solution.
Due to their status as a renewable energy source, ASHP’s are eligible for a number of tax benefits and government grant schemes. Homes with this type of green technology, can apply for support from the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (domestic RHI). If you are in a rental property, you are best to check with your landlord before installing an air source heat pump.
Air source heat pumps demonstrate exceptional performance, and will function even when the temperature outside falls to -10°C. They are increasingly being incorporated in new build properties, as there are now strict rules of compliance in place when it comes to renewable energy. SJB Mechanical & Building Services Ltd, are specialists in the installation, servicing and maintenance of air source heat pumps for customers in and around Essex. They can advise on all of your ASHP, plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs.