What is a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps have been around for a while now, but are only recently gaining real traction in the world of domestic heating. This is partly due to the continuous advancement of technology, and also due to government backing via grants such as Green Deal and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Air source heat pumps are most commonly found in 2 forms:
– Air source
– Ground Source
Both operate on the same basis, but as the name suggests, gather their energy from a different source. Other types such as water source are also available, but are far less common.
What are the Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps?
Reduced Fuel Bills
Depending on your current heating fuel, installing an air source heat pump could reduce your heating energy bills. Typically, the largest savings are seen when replacing oil, LPG, electric, or old/inefficient natural gas boilers.
Reduced Carbon Emissions
Air Source Heat Pumps do not burn fossil fuels and are powered by electricity alone. As a result, switching to an air source heat pump can drastically reduce your home’s carbon emissions.
A yearly inspection is required in order to ensure the heat pump is operating effectively and safely, and to maintaint the relevant guarantees . This is not like a gas or oil boiler service which is far more honerous.
Easier To Install
Air Source Heat Pumps are far easier to install that ground source, and provide far less disruption to the occupiers. A typical installation takes between 2 to 5 days, depending on the amount of work required.
What is the Process?
1. Register your interest by either calling, e-mailing, or by clicking one of the ‘Book your Survey Now’ buttons.
2. A member of the team will call you at a time that suits you, to discuss your current installation, your requirements, and to answer any questions you may have.
3. We will then arrange a survey date and time that suits you. The survey takes approximately an hour, during which we will measure your entire property and take any details that we will need in order to perform the detailed heat loss calculations (this will include window opening dimensions, window type, floor type, types and thickness of insulation throughout your property).
4. Once we have all the information we require from your property, we will undertake detailed heat loss calculations, and select the heat pump system that is best suited for your and your property’s needs. This information will be compiled, along with the quotation, and returned to you in approximately 72 hours from survey.
5. A member of our team will you call several days after sending your design information pack, if we haven’t already heard from you, to answer any questions you may have. If you wish to proceed with our proposal then we will arrange for a suitable time and date for the installation to take place (installation generally takes between 3-5 days, depending on the amount of work required).
6. Upon completion of the work, a member of the team will provide training on how to use and operate your system, and make you aware of any maintenance requirements that are needed. We will also provide you with a handover pack which will detail all information needed on your system.
7. Aftercare – we understand that changing to an air source heat pump may be a daunting prospect and as such, offer a full aftercare service on all of our installation. Please do not be afraid to give us a call if you have any questions once your system has been installed – we are here to help.
Why Choose Cinergi?
1. With over 40 years experience in heating homes and business, Cinergi are experts when it comes to advising you on your best options.
2. We are unique in that we are accredited to install Gas, LPG & Oil boilers, as well as air source heat pumps. As such, we are in a unique position to offer advice on the best heating solution for your circumstances. Want a price for an air source heat pump and a replacement oil boiler? No problem, we can provide you with costs for all of your options.
3. Our engineers at Cinergi have been installing air source heat pumps for several years now. Just some of the places we have worked are:
– Hampshire (Southampton, Eastleigh, Portsmouth, Winchester, Whiteley, Fareham, Basingstoke, Andover, Romsey, Aldershot, Farnborough, The New Forest, Ringwood)
– Dorset (Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, Christchurch, Wareham, Ferndown, Sandbanks)
– Wiltshire (Salisbury, Chippenham, Devizes, Calne, Marlborough, Amesbury, Warminster, Swindon)
– Surrey (Guildford, Reigate, Farnham, Woking, Weybridge, Chertsey, Bagshot)
– Oxfordshire (Oxford, Witney, Banbury, Wallingford, Didcot, Wantage)
– Berkshire (Reading, Newbury, Bracknell, Thatcham)
– West Sussex (Chichester, Worthing, Bognor Regis, Arundel)
4. We do not use sub-contractors. All of our air source heat pump installations are undertaken by in-house engineers.
5. We Care – we are a customer focussed business and are always on hand to help.
Our Recommended Manufacturers
Here at Cinergi, we do not use a single manufacturer, as a ‘one size fits all’ approach simply does not work in the world of heat pumps. When it comes to choosing the right heat pump for you, there are many factors that we must consider….
Samsung EHS (Generation 6)
Available in Monobloc 5 – 16 kW
The Samsung EHS GEN6 is the latest generation in Samsung’s successful range of MCS accredited air source heat pumps, following the Samsung GEN5.
Quickly becoming the go-to air source heat pump, the Samsung EHS GEN6 comes with excellent technical support combined with a competitive price. Useful for most large and small scale installations.
Available in Monobloc and split 3 – 12 kW
The Vaillant ASHP is relatively new to the market and is available in both monobloc and split variants (aroTHERM and aroTHERM Plus). Vaillant are a well known brand in the world on domestic heating and are set to revolutionise the sector with their sleak, modern aesthetic designs.
Available in Monobloc and split 5 – 14 kW
Mistubishi have been in the ASHP industry for years, and are arguably the most popular manufacturer when it comes to domestic installations.
The Mistubishi range comes in a range of sizes and variants, in outputs ranging from 5kW to 14kW, and are available in both monobloc and split variants.
Available in Monobloc and split 5 – 13 kW
Midea are a relatively new name in the world of air source heat pumps, but have already built a strong reputation. Other manufacturers such as Vaillant use Midea internals within their own units.
Midea units tend to be physically lower and wider, and therefore are a favourite for locations with restricted heigh (such as below windows).
After speaking to several heating engineers we decided to go with Cinergi to upgrade our old back boiler for a new Worcester Bosch combi.
We are so glad with our choice and would recommend Ian to anyone. We are delighted with the service we have received, we were never without hot water and he worked in a professional and friendly manner.
Ian’s quote was clear and itemised so we could see exactly what we were spending our money on and he was able to offer us helpful advice on the best solution for us.
We Chose Cinergi to replace our 17 year old boiler, we contacted Ian at Cinergi through the Bosch Worcester accredited installer website with a few other companies.
We had several other companies attend but they wanted to remove some of my decking to install a soakaway buried in the ground with limestone chippings, Ian was the only one who said there was no need for that to be done – he would install a Sentinel condensafe condensate neutraliser.
Ian was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable i would not hesitate to recommend him his workmanship was fantastic.
Cinergi were able to fit a new boiler at short notice with a more than reasonable quote. Ian arrived as scheduled, was very friendly and knowledgeable and got straight on with the job. His workmanship is excellent plus he takes away the old boiler/rubbish, making sure the job is left tidy. During the installation I presented Ian with a separate bit of work, moving a problematic pipe for an existing radiator. He solved the issue with some clever pipework which he was able to hide leaving a perfect finish.
Overall Ian was brilliant at his job and is obviously very experienced and skilled. I would highly recommend him to anybody and we will definitely be using Cinergi in the future.