Keep using a Heat Pump
Would you spend tens of thousands of pounds on LPG, electric or oil for heating?
By drawing in the cold air from outside via a quiet fan, aSHP’s work. Energy is extracted in the air by the heat exchanger of the system. It’s going to then convert this energy. With existing heating system in your home, this type of heat pump may be used because of the short, straight forward installation too as for new build housing. What is more, they don’t rely on wind or light to work and will generate energy all year round.
Using a solar PV installation, this can become more efficient as you’re generating electricity that is free to use to convert air.
Renewable heat premium payment (RHPP)
For those who have your ASHP 2013, installed before the 31st March you’ll receive a grant from the government to Should you not have mains gas it is possible to make an application to get a grant of Â£850 towards one’s body the grant depends in your current fuel for heating.
Is an air source heat pump right for me personally?
It’s important to consider the following when deciding to install it to be ensured by an ASHP is the best solution on your home and certainly will bring you more benefits than expenses.
You are going to need an area outside your home for the heat pump to be fitted to your wall or placed on the floor. The unit will undoubtedly be placed in a sunny area.
It’s essential your home is well insulated and draught-proofed for the heat pump to be effective when producing heat as they work.
Should you be replacing an oil, coal, electricity or LPG heating system, you’ll achieve a faster return on investment in your air source heat pump. It’s going to need longer to pay for itself, and may not be the best option, although if you should be connected to mains gas.
For those who have warm air heating or an underfloor heating system, your air source heat pump will perform better due to the lower water temperatures.
This could reduce the cost of installing the system, should you combine the heat pump installation with other building work for example a new build property or an extension in your existing property.
If an ASHP isn’t the correct solution for the home there are plenty of alternatives for you to become more environmentally friendly or to provide heating, hot water, generate electricity, earn one more income.
Solar hot water or solar thermal provides up to 60% of your annual hot water usage. This system is less expensive than the usual heat pump but it can not heat your home and provides hot water.
Solar Panels (Solar PV)
The cost of Solar PV systems has dropped in the last year making it an affordable option and needs to be considered to be installed in conjunction pump to produce it more efficient.
Wind turbines are more expensive compared to other renewable energy systems. They are subject to planning permission and require large aspects of land. You’ll receive 21 pence per kWh of electricity which you generate.
Ground Source Heat Pump
This achieves even higher efficiencies compared to air source heat pump and may extract heat in the ground.