Heat Pumps

What are Heat Pumps?

A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat from one place and transports it to another using the same principles employed in your refrigerator. The pump absorbs latent heat from the outside air temperature, and runs it through the system which amplifies this heat to the extent of it being suitable for domestic heating purposes. The most important aspect of the technology is that they are able to produce significantly more energy in the form of heat than they consume in electricity to amplify the airs latent heat. Another feature of this technology is that they are fully reversible, such that cooling can be provided to the house during the warmer summer months, therefore negating the need for air conditioning. As heat pumps work much more efficiently at lower temperatures than a traditional boiler supplied heating system, they work especially well when twinned with under floor heating systems or with “SmartRad” fan-assisted radiators from companies such as Dimplex. However Heat Pump technology is still perfectly suited to be run with conventional radiators throughout the house also. Although we do suggest installing larger more efficient radiators to maximize the systems heat delivery throughout the house.

Are Heat Pumps A Good Investment?

With domestic heating accounting for the largest percentage of the UK’s household energy consumption, any form of renewable heating in your home will go a long way to reducing bills and your household’s carbon footprint. For heat pumps specifically, the running costs and savings will vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of your home, your current heating fuel and how well insulated your home is. However typical savings could be as much as:

You could save up to £800 per year, depending on the size of your house and your current heating fuel

You could generate an income of up to £1000 per year for 7 years through the Renewable Heat Incentive

Normally conveniently located outside the home, an air source heat pump is then connected to the internal central heating system. Heat pumps also provide hot water, which is stored in a storage cylinder.

What do you need?

You’ll need an outside space to place the unit
Your home should be insulated and as energy efficient as possible ( loft, cavity wall etc)
You may need to change some or all of your radiators to high efficiency types
You will need space in the house for a hot water cylinder

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Why use Glevum Heating for your Heat Pump installation?

  • Glevum Heating are a national award winning renewable Energy installer
  • One of the very first businesses to be MCS accredited, enabling all of our customers to claim the incentive schemes run by the government
  • A well-established business with vast experience in the installation of Heat Pumps on both private and commercial properties
  • Large buying power, offering the best price for both value for money and quality products
  • An innovative approach to our renewable energy product portfolio, meaning we are always looking to stock high efficient and well known brands,
  • we are always looking for possible ways we could improve the benefits for our customers even further through emerging technologies

Glevum Heating’s Renewable Energy Division is continuing to grow with large scale contracts both locally and countrywide installing both domestic and large commercial systems.

We use our specialist in house teams to provide top quality surveys and installations giving the customer the best service possible. We pride ourselves on customer care and aftercare, always ensuring the customer is happy and fully aware of all processes.

Contact us and we can complete an initial survey on your property. Our experienced surveyor will be able to answer all of your questions and advise the best system for you along with working out your cost savings.

Typical savings over other fuels

Oil boiler Heat Emitter Guide assumed ASHP performance Dimplex A-Class ASHP
Heating system flow temp

80oC

50oC

50oC

SPF: Heating

0.8

2.7

3.6

Equivalent Star Rating  – 3 5
SPF: DHW

0.45

2.2

3.0

Required Total kWh/yr

20,000

20,000

20,000

Paid for kWh/yr

34,653

9,554

7,139

Annual fuel cost

£1,942

£1,213

£907

Heat pump size required

12-14kW

12kW

Investment costs*

£10,450

£10,650

Fuel saving (7 years)

£5,929

£8,426

Potential RHI income** (7 years)

£8,383

£8,383

Net benefit over 7 years

+£3,869

+£6,156

Payback on investment costs (years)

5.5

4.5

  Figures calculated using BRE approved EN15831 calculation tool *includes estimated cost for the supply and installation of a heat pump, cylinder, appropriate radiator upgrades, VAT and RHPP subsidy.  † assumes average fuel price inflation for oil and electricity of 5% per year**for illustrative purposes only, based on 7.3p/kWh per kWh of renewable heat produced.  Assumes 2% RPI.  

Glevum Heating’s Renewable Energy Division

Glevum Heating’s Renewable Energy Division is continuing to grow with large scale contracts both locally and nationwide, installing both domestic and large commercial systems.

We use our specialist in house teams to provide top quality surveys and installations giving the customer the best service possible. We pride ourselves on customer care and aftercare, always ensuring the customer is happy and fully aware of all processes.

Contact us and we can complete an initial survey on your property. Our experienced surveyor will be able to answer all of your questions and advise the best system for you along with working out your cost savings.

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