With the continuing rise of the price of fossil fuel, people from all around the UK are feeling the effects as they turn up their thermostats during the cold months. As well as having an effect on cost it also has an effect on the environment as many people are looking for an alternative source of heating and hot water. Biomass boilers offer a great solution to many people in this situation.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground Source Heat Pumps extract heat from the ground using looped pipes buried in the ground. A mixture of water and antifreeze is circulated around these pipes. The fluid absorbs the heat from the ground and is then pumped through a heat exchanger in the heat pump. A refrigeration system extracts the heat which is then passed through the pump compressor; this raises the temperature to a level that is capable of heating water for the heating and hot water circuits in a property.
Ground Source Heat Pumps are the most efficient way to heat water if you have an underfloor heating system installed. With low temperature heat distribution they are offer the lowest running costs compared to Gas, Oil, Electric and LPG in well insulated properties. GSHP’s are the perfect partner for Solar PV panels producing Renewable electricity.
Air Source Heat Pumps
You can reduce your fuel bills as well as your CO2 emissions by transferring heat from the outside air to the inside of your property using an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP).
ASHP’s need electricity to run but they use renewable heat extracted from the air all year round. Emissions are further reduced if the Heat Pump is partly powered by another renewable energy source such as Solar PV Panels.
Solar Thermal (Water Heating)
Solar Water Heating (SWH) Panels are also known as Solar Thermal Panels and they are generally installed onto the roof of a house to allow connection to your hot water tank. They help to reduce your hot water heating bills especially through the summer months.
Many UK homes are capable of having Solar Thermal Panels installed, they are usually positioned on an unshaded roof which faces anywhere between South West to South East.
We work closely with Vaillant UK as our local MCS approved experts in Renewable Energy systems whose expertise covers all the technologies available including:
Ground and Air sourced heat pumps
Solar Hot water systems
Solar PV panels
Battery storage for Renewable Electricity
Whole House Ventilation with Heat Recovery
Intelligent electric car charging
They also provide free advice on how to build or renovate existing buildings and create a Sustainable, affordable low energy home or business that will attract Government subsidies for heat and power. Rest assured that if you choose one of their suggested heating systems it will be installed by our experienced MCK engineers.