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RBHM Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP's)
Within The last few years RBHM Ltd have received an increasing number of enquiries concerning heat-pumps instead of traditional gas boilers, as more and more people have become conscious about higher energy costs and running their home heating and hot water production, so we thought to add our insights into this technology.
A heat pump is a relatively new technology in the UK although they are widely used in Scandinavia and many parts of Europe where there is an abundance of renewably sourced electricity it has remained largely anonymous to the UK market.
This new UK promotion is primarily driven towards the growing trend amongst most western governments to embrace and promote the new zero-carbon endeavour.
How do heat-pumps work?
The air source heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air into a liquid refrigerant at a low temperature. Using electricity, the pump compresses the liquid to increase its temperature. It then condenses back into a liquid to release its stored heat. Heat is sent to your radiators.
Heat pumps work more efficiently on lower temperature heating systems, such as with underfloor heating, or by upgrading your existing radiators to higher output radiators.
Running costs of a heat-pump
What are the annual running costs of a heat pump system?
The running costs of a heat pump will vary from house type to house type. A well-insulated house built to new building regulation standards will generally be less expensive to run than a gas or oil fired boiler system providing the heating system flow temperatures are kept relatively low, ideally around 40ºC.
A heat pump will be less efficient and more costly to run when generating higher temperatures, either because the house isn’t well insulated, the radiators are insufficiently sized for the lower temperatures or when generating higher temperatures to produce hot water, so it is encouraged to upgrade on all of your home current insulation.
How Much Do Heat Pumps Cost To Install?
Heat pumps prices are usually high, taking into account the installation of the heat pump, however the costs will vary for different heat pumps. The typical price range for a complete installation is between £8,000 and £35,000, to which the running costs must be factored and considered.
To find out how much it might cost you simply complete our ‘request a free survey form ‘ and a member of the team will get right back to you. Can’t wait? Call 01344 830030
Are Grants Available To Me?
The Green Homes Grant Scheme’ introduced in 2020 to improve efficiency of properties with poor insulation
The Government Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) and Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme linked to the Energy Companies Obligation. If the property is rented, then we can offer a grant of 66% from the full cost of the work.
£5,000 Government Grant available with new heat pump installations.
RBHM will provide you with a comprehensive list of all grants available to you, as well as detailed information about each one. We will also help you to quickly and easily apply for the grants that are most suitable for your needs. We will also provide you with support throughout the entire process, from researching and applying for grants to managing the funds once you have been awarded them.
Other Important Considerations
Installing a new high efficiency gas boiler could cost at little £2200 inc vat, which could provide fuel efficiency savings of up to 35% of your existing boiler. Along side this most gas boiler manufactures have made innovative changes to their product in anticipating a UK blended supply of natural gas NG CH4 and Hydrogen H2, which again would provide increased overall savings to the homeowner and further benefits in reducing emissions.
However, it appears likely that mixed Hydrogen & Natural-Gas boilers will be included in the accepted forms of low carbon emissions for the revised year date of 2035 as previously mentioned.
Are Heat Pumps Worth the Investment?
Heat pumps indicate that they represent a smart investment in the long run.
Alongside this, it would also be our advice, that if you have within your budget extra money to update your existing loft and wall insulation this would be a much lower capital cost solution for most households.
If your budget would extend towards the replacement of your existing double glazing with the new high-grade K-glass option or even triple glazing, much larger energy cost savings could be made.
Why Choose RBHM The Heating Experts?
With a wealth of experience gained through the gas industry in delivery exceptional product knowledge within the boiler and smart control installation market , we have expanded our range of services to include Air Source Heat Pump’s (ASHP’s).
Our dedicated team of field technical engineers and office based engineering management, will allow us deliver even more insight with cost-saving solutions to our customers and propel our company to the forefront of renewable implementation for the homeowner.
As a locally based company here at Longacres Garden Centre you can always feel confident that should the need arise, we are never more than a few steps away to meet all of you needs. This includes all the planning, installation, the post-maintenance and future upkeep of your entire heating and hot water system.
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