Ground source heat pumps use pipes buried underground to extract heat from the ground, which is used to heat radiators or under floor heating systems and hot water.
Air source heat pumps extract heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can extract heat from the air even when the outside temperature is as low as minus 15°C.
South West Renewables supply and install heat pumps within new build domestic and commercial developments throughout Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset . This technology is rarely suitable to retro-fit due to the disruption involved in laying the pipes.
Heat pumps require very little maintenance, however since air and ground source heat pumps produce a lower temperature heat than traditional boilers, it’s essential that your property is insulated and draught proofed well for the heating system to be effective. If possible, under floor heating can provide greater efficiencies than radiators because the water doesn’t need to be heated to such a high temperature. If under floor heating isn’t possible, oversized radiators should be used.
Our experienced team of renewable energy engineers will carry out an obligation free assessment to determine the most suitable system for your property and circumstance.