Specialists in the bespoke design, installation & repair of Heat Pumps

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What's a Heat Pump?

Is my property suitable for a Heat Pump?

Simply put, a heat pump is a device that transfers thermal energy from one point to another. A common example of this can be found in our refrigerators where the evaporation and cooling of a liquid is used to lower the temperature of the storage compartment. Nowadays, this technology can also be used to extract the potential thermal energy in the air outside, or even from the ground, feeding it directly into your home where it is compressed and the heat transferred using a series of coils. It sounds like magic but the science behind it is relatively simple.

Although they use a small amount of electricity to run, heat pumps are considered highly efficient and clean because they don’t depend on the burning of fuel to create the heat. They perform well in moderate climates such as the UK and can provide heating during the winter, even at temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius. There are different two main kinds of heat pump depending on the type of medium they extract heat from, namely air or ground/water, and they are now beginning to be incorporated into modern builds on a regular basis.

Heat has a useful property when it comes to keeping our houses and offices warm – it moves from a high temperature to a low temperature naturally. What a heat pump does is reverse this process using some simple science that pushes air from outside, warms it up and then feeds into your house.

On the outside of an air source heat pump you will find a system of coils with refrigerant in it over which the outside air is drawn using an impeller or fan. The liquid in the refrigerant coils absorbs all the heat and, because it warms up, begins to evaporate. This gas then goes through a compressor that increases the temperature dramatically.

The coil then moves inside the building towards some inner coils where the heat is released. The refrigerant meanwhile flows back outside where it picks up more heat and the process starts again. The useful heat produced is pumped into air ducts and can be transported to various locations around the building or can be used to heat water that feeds into radiators.

There are many factors which must be considered before choosing to install a heat pump system in your home or business.

An important aspect to consider is your property’s specifications. In the case of a ground source heat pump, you will need an outside space – usually around twice the surface area of the dwelling – which you do not mind digging up in order to lay the ground loop containing the heat fluid. If you do not have such a space or if you do not want to dig up your garden, it may be best to consider an air source pump system, which is much more compact and more suited to urban areas.

Your property’s level of insulation will impact heavily upon the cost and energy efficiency offered by air and ground source heat pumps. New build and newly renovated properties, which are fitted to high energy efficiency standards, are therefore ideal for the installation of heat pumps.

Your current heating and hot water source also has an effect on the financial rewards of renewable heat systems. For example, if you are replacing an electric, liquid gas or solid fuel system with a heat pump, the financial benefits are likely to be reasonably high.

However, a recent Energy Savings Trust field report found that some air and ground source heat pumps which were installed in place of mains gas systems offered little or no financial return compared with conventional heat sources.

Our Air Source Heat Pump Services & Costs

Basic annual service

Only £168 inc vat

An Air Source Heat Pump Service provides you with peace of mind that your system is performing correctly as well as prolonging its lifetime which will save you money in the long run by avoiding costly repairs.

What a service includes

  • Outdoor Unit coil clean

  • Anti-Freeze Check

  • Cleaning of filters

  • Removal of trapped air

  • Pressure and flow rates checked

  • Check & optimise control settings

  • Check immersion heater function

  • Charge expansion vessel/s

  • Test heat up performance

  • Refrigerant F-Gas leak check

Annual Service +

Emergency Response

Only £17 a month inc vat

Reassurance that you are protected against being left without heating or hot water

All the benefits of an annual service plus

  • Free of charge emergency call out 7 days a week

  • 24hr Response time

  • 24hr Over the phone technical support

Ecoair Diamond cover

Only £39 a month inc vat

A fully comprehensive cover to offer you complete peace of mind that your heating system is protected

All the benefits of an annual service plus

  • Free of charge emergency call out 7 days a week

  • 24hr Response time

  • 24hr Over the phone technical support

  • Free of charge parts and labour

Emergency Call out

Only £149 inc vat

One off fixed price call out charge

We will stay as long as it takes to either get you back up and running or diagnose the fault

Our Ground Source Heat Pump Services & Costs

 annual system service

Only £199 inc vat

A Ground Source Heat Pump Service provides you with peace of mind that your system is performing correctly as well as prolonging its lifetime which will save you money in the long run by avoiding costly repairs.

What a service includes

  • Above ground pipe conections checked

  • Circulation Pumps checked

  • Anti-Freeze / glycol fluid  – check for correct chemical mixture

  • Cleaning of filters

  • Removal of trapped air

  • Pressure and flow rates checked

  • Check & optimise control settings

  • Check immersion heater function

  • Charge expansion vessel/s

  • Test heat up performance

  • Refrigerant F-Gas leak check

Annual Service +

Emergency Response

Only £21 a month inc vat

Reassurance that you are protected against being left without heating or hot water

All the benefits of an annual service plus

  • Free of charge emergency call out 7 days a week

  • 24hr Response time

  • 24hr Over the phone technical support

Ecoair Diamond cover

Only £55 a month inc vat

A fully comprehensive cover to offer you complete peace of mind that your heating system is protected

All the benefits of an annual service plus

  • Free of charge emergency call out 7 days a week

  • 24hr Response time

  • 24hr Over the phone technical support

  • Free of charge parts and labour

Emergency Call out

Only £149 inc vat

One off fixed price call out charge

We will stay as long as it takes to either get you back up and running or diagnose the fault

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