What is a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps have only recently started becoming popular in the world of domestic heating in Chichester, but they have been available as a solution for many years. This is partly due to the increased government support via grants like Green Deal and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), and the advancements in technology over the years. With these grants, customers can upgrade their heating for free, but we’ll talk about that later.
The two major types of heat pump are:
– Air source
– Ground Source
These two use the same principle, but as their names suggest, they get their energy from different sources. Other types of heat pumps (like water source) exist but they are not popular.
What are the Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps?
Reduced Fuel Bills
Setting an air source heat pump could lower your heating energy costs, but that depends on your current system. Generally, the biggest savings are observed when replacing oil, LPG (common in more rural areas of Chichester), electric, or old/inefficient natural gas boilers.
Reduced Carbon Emissions
Air Source Heat Pumps are powered solely by electricity and do not use fossil fuels. So, changing to an air source heat pump can significantly decrease your home’s carbon emissions, especially when linked with a ‘green’ energy tariff.
Every 12 months, an inspection is needed to ensure the heat pump is functioning well, is at maximum efficiency, and to keep up the applicable guarantees. It differs greatly from a gas or boiler service which is more inconvenient.
Easier To Install
Compared to ground source heat pumps, Air Source Heat Pumps are easier to install and offer less disruption to occupants. A normal installation usually lasts about 3 ‐ 5 days, depending on the adaptions required to the property and the 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. A team member will reach out to talk about your current installation, any needs you may have, and to respond to any questions at a time of your choosing.
3. If you wish to go on with the formal proposal and site survey we will organise a time and date for one of our team members to attend. The survey normally takes s about an hour and during that time we will take measurements of every room in your property and collect any extra information that we require to conduct the detailed heat loss calculations (things like window type, floor type, type, and thickness of loft insulation, and window dimensions).
4. After getting all the information we need 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 to you around 3 days after the survey.
5. If we have not yet talked with you, a team member will give you a call approximately a week after submitting your design information pack to respond to any queries you may have. if you decide to continue with the proposal then we will plan for the installation date and time (installation typically takes 3 to five 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 relevant maintenance needs. You will be given a handover pack containing all the information on your system.
7. Aftercare – we get that installing an air source heat pump can seem complex, hence, we offer a full aftercare service on all of our installations. if you have any questions regarding your new system, please do not hesitate to give us a call – we are located in the New Frest, Southampton – we are here to serve you.
Why Choose Cinergi?
1. Cinergi has more than 40 years of experience in heating businesses and homes in the West Sussex area, and are experts at advising on the right options for your unique needs.
2. We are professionally-accredited to install Gas, LPG & Oil boilers, as well as air source heat pumps and this makes us stand out. Therefore, we are better placed to recommend the best heating options for our customers’ unique circumstances. Looking for the cost of an air source heat pump and a replacement oil boiler? No worries, we will let you know about the prices of all your options.
3. Cinergi is local! We are based inside the New Forest, about 45 minutes from Chichester.
4. Engineers at Cinergi have been setting air source heat pumps for a couple of years now. Some of the places we have worked include:
Southampton – Eastleigh – Portsmouth – Winchester – Whiteley – Fareham – Basingstoke – Andover – Romsey – Aldershot – Farnborough- The New Forest – Ringwood
5. We never work with sub-contractors. All our air source heat pump installations are made by in-house engineers, so you can be assured of top-quality work always.
6. We Care – we are dedicated to offering the best services to our customers.
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).
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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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Let’s discuss your ASHP installation in Chichester
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