Domestic Renewable Energy

Domestic Renewable Heating Solutions can offer considerably lower running costs than the more traditional methods of heating your home.

Most renewable heating technologies utilise the power of the Sun to heat your radiators, underfloor heating systems and / or Domestic Hot Water Stores.

The government currently incentivise private homeowners to transfer from fossil fuel heating systems also known as traditional oil, gas and LPG Boilers and central heating systems. Your new installation could qualify for the Renewable Heating Incentive that can earn you up to £8,400 back over a 7 Year period.

Air Source Heat Pumps

 

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) take heat from the outside air and transfer it so it can heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, convectors and hot water in your home.

Many people consider this to be a "fridge in reverse" as a fridge extracts heat from inside its space whereas ASHP's extracts heat from outside space. They can achieve this even when the outside temperature gets as low as -15° C.

Air Source Heat Pumps do have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, however the heat they extract from the air is constantly being renewed naturally. For this reason they can operate at around 300% efficiency. In other words, for every £100 you spend on electricity you could achieve around £300 worth of heat energy.

The Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Lower fuel bills

  • Potential income through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

  • Lower domestic carbon emissions*

  • No fuel deliveries needed

  • Space heating and Water heating

  • Minimal annual maintenance

Unlike natural gas, LPG and oil boilers, heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods.

During the heating seasons they may need to be on constantly to heat your home efficiently. You will also notice that radiators won't feel as hot to the touch as they might do when you are using a traditional type of boiler.

*depending on the type of heating fuel being replaced

 

Air Source Heat Pump: Essential Criteria

We recommend you Contact Us in order to receive a free consultation however as a starting point please find below some of the Key Considerations:

  • Is your home well insulated? This is the most important criteria! ASHPs reach optimum performance when producing heat at a lower temperatures than traditional boilers. It is vital that your home is well insulated for the heating system to be its most efficient.

  • Do you have somewhere to put it? The outdoor units are approximately 1800mm x 1300mm x 600mm. You'll need a place outside your home where a unit can be fitted to a wall above the average snowfall height. It will need a good flow of air and be in a place where any noise will to disrupt your neighbours.

  • What fuel will you be replacing? The system will pay for itself much more quickly if it's replacing an old system. If you're considering replacing a combination boiler this may not be the best solution for you. Our more traditional Heating services may suit better.

  • Is the system intended for a new development? Combining the installation with other building work could reduce the cost of installion

 

Solar Thermal

Solar water heating systems, or 'solar thermal' systems, use free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water. A supplementary appliance (Heat Pump, Boiler or Immersion Heater) can be used to provide additional heating, or to provide hot water when the Sun's energy is not available.

Solar Thermal systems use solar panels, also known as Collectors, to "collect" heat from the sun and use it to heat water in a Domestic Hot Water Store (cylinder). Another appliance can be used as a back-up to heat the water further to reach the temperature you want. 

The Benefits of Solar Thermal

  • Free supply of Hot Water throughout the year

  • Potential income through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

  • Lower domestic carbon emissions*

  • Reduced  Energy Bills

During the heating seasons you will need a supplementary appliance to increase the amount of hot water you have stored. You might be able to add Solar Thermal to your existing system. This might be the most cost effective method.

That said Solar Thermal does work throughout the year even on cold / cloudy days.

*depending on the type of heating fuel being replaced

 

Solar Thermal: Essential Criteria

We recommend you Contact Us in order to receive a free consultation however as a starting point please find below some of the Key Considerations:

  • Do you have a sunny place to put solar panels? You'll need around five square metres of roof space, ideally south facing and not blocked by overhanging trees. The panels don't have to be mounted on a roof, they can be fixed to a frame on a flat roof or hang from a wall.

  • Do you have space for a larger, or an extra, hot water cylinder? If you don't already have a hot water store that is compatible with Solar then you may need to replace the existing cylinder, or allow for an additional cylinder with a solar heating coil.

  • Is your current boiler compatible with solar water heating? Most conventional boiler and hot water cylinder systems are compatible with solar water heating. If your boiler is a combination boiler (combi) and you don't currently have a hot water store, a solar hot water system may not be compatible.

 

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