What is a Heat Pump?
Recently, there has been an increase in the use of heat pumps as a domestic heating solution in Worthing, although they have been available for many years. This is due to the continuous improvements in technology and government support via grants such as Green Deal and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). People can upgrade their heating at no cost using these grants, but we’ll delve into that layer.
The two popular types of air source heat pumps are:
– Air source
– Ground Source
They use the same technique, the only difference being where they extract their energy from, as their names suggest. Water source and other types of heat pump are also available, though they are far less popular.
What are the Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps?
Reduced Fuel Bills
Setting up an air source heat pump can help lower your heating energy bills, depending on your current system. Generally, the biggest savings are seen when changing from oil, LPG (common in more rural areas of Worthing), electric, or old/inefficient natural gas boilers.
Reduced Carbon Emissions
Air Source Heat Pumps are powered only by electricity and do not burn fossil fuels. Thus, selecting an air source heat pump can greatly decrease your property’s carbon emissions, particularly when linked with the ‘green’ energy tariff.
A yearly inspection is needed in order to make sure the heat pump is functioning well, is highly efficient, and to keep up the applicable guarantees. This is different from a gas or oil boiler which is more taxing.
Easier To Install
Air Source Heat Pumps provide less disruption to occupiers and are easier to install compared to ground source pumps. A normal installation takes about 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. If you are interested hit one of the ‘Book your Survey Now’ buttons or give us a call on 0800 321 3142.
2. A team member will give you a call to talk about your current installation, any of your needs, and respond to any questions, at a time you see fit.
3. If you wish to proceed with a formal proposal and site survey we will organise a time and date for one of our team to come over. The survey lasts an hour, and during that period we will measure every room in your property and collect any extra information that we need to perform the detailed heat loss calculations (examples include window type, type, and thickness of loft insulation, floor type, and window dimensions).
4. Once we have collected 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. The 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 contacted us yet, a team member will call around a week after sending your design information pack to respond to any questions you may have. If you decide to continue with the proposal then we will plan for a time and date for the installation (setting up of the air source heat pump takes between 3 to 5 days, depending on the adaptions needed to the property/amount of work.
6. When we’re done with the installation, a Cinergi team member will offer training on how to run the new system, and let you know about relevant maintenance requirements. You will be provided with a handover pack containing all the essential information on your system.
7. Aftercare – we know that setting up an air source heat pump may seem daunting, so we provide a full aftercare service on all our installations. Once the installation is finished, do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions. We are located in The New Forest, Southampton ‐ were here to give you all the help you need.
Why Choose Cinergi?
1. Cinergi has more than 40 years of experience in heating businesses and homes in the West Sussex area and can advise on the best choices for your unique needs.
2. What makes us unique is that we are professionally-accredited to set up Gas, LPG & Oil boilers, and air source heat pumps. So, we are better placed to provide advice on the best heating option for your home. Wondering what the cost of an air source heat pump and a replacement oil boiler is? No worries, we can give you the prices for all of your options.
3. Cinergi is local! We are located just inside the New Forest, about 45 minutes from Worthing.
4. Cinergi engineers have been setting up air source heat pumps for many years now. Some of the places we have made installations are:
Southampton – Eastleigh – Portsmouth – Winchester – Whiteley – Fareham – Basingstoke – Andover – Romsey – Aldershot – Farnborough- The New Forest – Ringwood
5. We do not work with sub-contractors. All our air source heat pump installations are done by in-house engineers, so you are always assured of high levels of quality when you choose us.
6. We Care – we are committed to offering the best service to our clients.
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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