What is a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps have been used for heating homes for a couple of years, but it is only recently that they have become a common option in Banbury. This is mainly due to two things; the first being increased government support through grants like Green Deal and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the second is the continuous improvements in technology. With the grants, people can upgrade their heating at no cost, but we’ll get into that later.
The two main types of air source heat pumps are:
– Air source
– Ground Source
Both heat pumps work the same way, but they get their energy from different sources, just as their names suggest. Other types of heat pump such as water source exits, but they are not as popular.
What are the Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps?
Reduced Fuel Bills
Setting up an air source heat pump could lower your heating energy bills, depending on the current system. Usually, the most savings are observed when replacing oil, LPG (common in more rural areas of Banbury), electric, or old/inefficient natural gas boilers.
Reduced Carbon Emissions
Air Source Heat Pumps do not use fossil fuels and are powered only by electricity. So, changing to an air source heat pump can significantly decrease your home’s carbon emissions, particularly when coupled with a ‘green’ energy tariff.
A yearly inspection is needed to make sure that the heat pump is operating properly, at maximum efficiency, and to keep up the required guarantees. On the other hand, a gas or boiler service is more onerous.
Easier To Install
Air Source Heat Pumps are easier to set up than ground source heat pumps, and offer less disruption to the occupants. A normal installation generally takes between 2 to 5 days, and this depends on the amount of work and adaptions required to the property.
What is RHI?
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme that provides payments for the generation of heat from renewable energy sources – Air Source Heat Pumps being one of these. Payments are calculated by the heat generation output of the installation which is either taken from your EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) or metered via an MID approved heat meter.
RHI is not capped financially, but has an energy cap of 20,000kWh for Air Source Heat Pumps, and 30,000kWh for Ground Source Heat Pumps.
Air Source Heat Pump Example (maximum):
- Energy rating on EPC: 20,000kWh
- SCOP of heat pump: 3.85
- RHI payments per year: £1,606.00
- Total RHI over 7 years (CPI linked at 2.3%): £12,050.85
GroundSource Heat Pump Example (maximum):
- Energy rating on EPC: 30,000kWh
- SCOP of heat pump: 3.85
- RHI payments per year: £2,410.00
- Total RHI over 7 years (CPI linked at 2.3%): £18,076.28
What is the Process?
1. If you are interested, call us on 0800 321 3142 or click one of the ‘Book your Survey Now’ buttons.
2. One of our team members will get in touch with you to talk about your current installation, any needs you may have, and to respond to any queries at a time of your choosing.
3. If you want to go on with a formal proposal and site survey then we will organise a time and date for a team member to come over. The survey lasts approximately one hour, during which we will measure every room in your home and record any extra information that we need to make the detailed heat loss calculations (information to be collected include type and thickness of loft insulation, window dimensions, window type, floor type, etc.)
4. After getting all the information we require from your home, we will make detailed heat loss calculations and choose the heat pump that’s right for your needs. This information, along with the quotation, will be put together and given back to you around three days from the time of the survey.
5. if you haven’t spoken to us yet, our team member will get in touch around a week after sending your design information to clarify any issue you may have. If you decide to continue with the proposal we will organise for the ideal installation time and date (the installation normally takes about 3 to 5 days, and the timeline is influenced by the adaptions required to the property/amount of work.
6. After we have completed the installation, one of our team will offer training on how to run the system and tell you about any important maintenance requirements. You will find all the necessary information on your system in the handover pack you will be given.
7. Aftercare – we know that setting up an air source heat pump may look difficult so, we provide a full aftercare service on all the installations we make. Please get in touch if you have any queries once your system has been set up. We are located in the New Forest, Southampton – we’re here to give you the best service.
Why Choose Cinergi?
1. Cinergi has more than 40 years of experience in heating businesses and homes in the Oxfordshire area, and therefore are in a great position to help you pick the ideal options for your needs.
2. Cinergi is professionally-accredited to set up Gas, LPG & Oil boilers, and air source heat pumps. Therefore, we are best–suited to provide advice on the best heating option for your property. Looking for a price for an air source heat pump and a replacement oil boiler? Worry not, we can offer you quotations for all the options you are interested in.
3. Cinergi is local! We are located just inside the New Forest, approximately 45 minutes from Bournemouth.
4. Our engineers have been setting up air source heat pumps fora couple of years now. Some places areas we have worked in include:
Southampton – Eastleigh – Portsmouth – Winchester – Whiteley – Fareham – Basingstoke – Andover – Romsey – Aldershot – Farnborough- The New Forest – Ringwood
5. We don’t employ the services of sub-contractors. All of our air source heat pump installations are carried out by our own engineers. This way, we can provide high-quality services time and time again.
6. We Care about you – we’re dedicated to offering the best customer service.
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 air source 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.
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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.
Let’s discuss your ASHP installation in Banbury.
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