What is a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps have been used for many years, but it is only recently that they have become common as domestic heating solutions in Woking. There are two reasons why they’re now prevalent. The first is increased support by the government using grants like the Green Deal and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), while the second is the continuous improvements in technology. With these grants, people can upgrade their heating at no cost, but we’ll delve into that later.
The two most popular types of air source heat pump are:
– Air source
– Ground Source
The two pumps utilise the same principle, but they get their energy from different sources, as their names reveal. Other types of heat pump such as water source are available but they are far less popular.
What are the Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps?
Reduced Fuel Bills
Setting up an air heat source pump could decrease your heating energy costs, depending on your current system. Generally, the biggest savings are seen when switching from oil, LPG (common in more rural areas of Woking), electric or old/inefficient natural gas boilers.
Reduced Carbon Emissions
Air Source heat pumps are powered only by electricity and do not use fossil fuels. Therefore, changing to an air source heat pump can considerably decrease your property’s carbon emissions, particularly when linked with ‘green’ energy tariff.
A yearly inspection is needed to make sure the heat pump is functioning well, is highly efficient, and to keep up the applicable guarantees. This is quite different from a gas or boiler service which is more troublesome.
Easier To Install
Compared to ground source pumps, Aire Source Heat Pumps are easier to install and offer less disruption to occupants. A regular installation takes between 2–5 days, depending on the adaptions required to the property and amount of work.
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. Show your interest by hitting one of the ‘Book your Survey Now’ buttons or giving us a call on 0800 321 3142.
2. Our team member will get in touch with you to talk about your current installation, any needs you may have, and to respond to any questions, whenever you are ready.
3. If you wish to go on with a formal proposal and site survey then we will arrange the time and date for a team member to attend. Normally, the survey takes just an hour, and during that time we will take measurements for every room in your home and collect any extra information needed to make the detailed heat loss calculations (things like type and thickness of loft insulation, window type, window dimensions, and floor type).
4. After we get all the information we require from your property, we will conduct the detailed heat loss calculations, and pick the heat pump that best serves your needs. This information will be put together, along with the price, and given back to you around three days after the survey.
5. If you have not called us, a team member will get in touch a week or so after submitting your design information pack to respond to any of your questions. If you decide to go on with the proposal then we will arrange for the right date and time for the installation (installation usually takes around 3 to 5 days, depending on the adaptions needed to the property/amount of work.
6. After we have finished the installation, a team member will offer training on how to run the new system, and tell you about any necessary maintenance needs. You will then be given a handover pack with all the essential information on your system.
7. Aftercare – Setting up an air source heat pump may look like a complicated procedure, so we provide a full aftercare service on all the installations we make. If you have any questions regarding the new system, do not hesitate to give us a call – we are located in The New Forest, Southampton-we are here to serve you.
Why Choose Cinergi?
1. Our company has more than 40 years of experience heating businesses and homes in the Surrey area, so we are the best when it comes to recommending the best choices for your unique needs.
2. We are professionally-accredited to set up Gas, LPG & Oil boilers, as well as air source heat pumps. Thus, we are better placed to provide advice on the right heating options for your requirements. Looking for the cost of an air source heat pump and a replacement oil boiler? Worry not, we can offer you the prices for all your options.
3. Cinergi is local! We are located just inside the New Forest, about 45 minutes from Woking.
4. Cinergi engineers have been setting up heat pumps for a couple of years now. Some places we have worked in include:
Southampton – Eastleigh – Portsmouth – Winchester – Whiteley – Fareham – Basingstoke – Andover – Romsey – Aldershot – Farnborough- The New Forest – Ringwood
5. We never use sub-contractors. All our air source heat pump installations are done by our own engineers, so our customers are assured of high levels of quality time and time again.
6. We Care – we make sure our customers are satisfied with our services.
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.
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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.
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Let’s discuss your ASHP installation in Woking
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