Why Choose Heat Pumps?
With heat pumps, you get quadruple the amount of heating you normally get with your regular heating system. You can also use heat pumps as an air conditioner when the weather gets hot. You will be able to have comfort all year round with a heat pump in your Hitchin home. Heat pumps are a better alternative to burning fossils fuel. There will be no greenhouse emissions. When you use heat pumps, you will effectively reduce your carbon footprint. Like what you are reading so far? Get in touch with us for more information.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Heat pumps are electricity powered systems that move heated air from one point to another. Refrigerant is circulated inside the heat pump during heat transfer. Heat pumps transfer heat from warmer places to cold places and vice versa. Heat pumps can be powered via various sources of heat.
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Request a free, no-obligation quote for heat pumps in Hitchin today. We are always ready to help. Reach out to us here on the website or via phone and we will discuss your requirements with you. We will customise the heat pump and quote to meet your needs. We also promise to meet all the relevant location regulations during installation. Our quotes are non-binding so request a quote now to know how much a heat pump will cost you. Call 01273 257407 or
Advantages Of Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground source heat pumps are a lot cheaper than heating via normal electricity. Compared to gas or oil boilers, ground source heat pumps are more cost effective. Your savings on heating expenses will be significant, however, this depends on the type of ground source heat pump installed.
Heat pumps don’t generate carbon emissions. These systems can be powered with 100% renewable energy. This is a significant change from traditional heat sources. These systems create carbon emissions at the generating plant or in your home.
There is nothing like shortage of fuel when you use heat pumps. You save the space required for a furnace when you install a heat pump. You will likely not require planning permission to install heat pump. In the future, heat pumps will be the main source of heating in homes. Regular heating systems may be a thing of the past. Learn more about how you too can install a heat pump in Hitchin by calling our experts on Hitchin.
The amount of energy savings will depend on your use and your existing system. When you switch from a gas boiler, you are likely looking at 26% savings. This equates to around £500 to £1400 per year in energy savings.
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A Little More On Air Source Heat Pumps
Here’s how Air Source Heat Pumps work
Air Source Heat Pumps circulate air inside the house after extracting it from the outside. The system makes the air hotter before passing it into the house. The fluids inside the heat pump unit is compressed to achieve this increase in temperature. You can use this system to both keep the inside of your home warm and heat up water.
How Much Could an Air Source Heat Pump Save Me?
Air source heat pumps will also result in significant savings, just like with ground source heat pumps. Plus, you are looking at about £400 in savings especially when compared to electric resistance heaters.
Comparing Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps
Choosing a heat pump type can be difficult for most people. It is more expensive to install Ground Source Heat Pumps. However, you will enjoy better energy efficiency.
Ground source heat pumps get their energy from underground and water sources. So, GSHP are the more efficient and cost-effective alternative. Air Source Heat Pumps consume more energy than Ground Source Heat Pumps. This is due to the fact the underground temperatures are greater. This means that you may likely spend more to run an air source heat pump compared to ground source heat pumps. Air source heat pumps entail a smaller upfront cost and will still provide a good return on your investment. Unfortunately, these systems lose performance during the cold months. However, air source heat pumps are quite easy to install, almost like putting up an air conditioner. But Ground Source Heat Pumps require digging the land. Therefore, confirm that the subsoil if your land is suitable for the project. Air source heat pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps are both energy-efficient, but the installation process is different. Get in touch with us on 01273 257407 to know how you can get a heat pump for your Hitchin property.
What Can You Use Heat Pumps with to Heat Your Property?
Heat pumps can work with heating and cooling systems via HVAC
HVAC is the acronym for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning systems. To keep your building comfortable all day of the year, you need HVAC and a heat pump. This will give you the perfect temperature in Hitchin throughout the year. Apart from the savings you will enjoy, you will not require additional heating from another source.
Underfloor heating and central heating
You can combine your heat pump with underfloor heating for better results. These come with control systems and thermostats for controlling the indoor temperature. Click here to find out more.
Heat Pump Brands Compared
|Brand||Output capacity||Physical Unit Size||Efficiency Ratings||Average running decibels||Unit Price|
|Amana||52,000 BTU||35.5 x 35.5 x 41.25 inches||Up to 21 SEER; ENERGY STAR efficient||74 bB||£2,000 to £3,700|
|Bryant||24,000 to 60,000||43.81″H x 35″W x 35″D||Up to 20.5 SEER; ENERGY STAR qualified||58 dB||£3,600|
|Carrier||Heating: 25,200 to 37,200.Cooling: 32,800 to 35,200 BTU||50.19 x 36.13 x 39.25 inches||Up to 20.5 SEER; ENERGY STAR partner||55 dB||£4,000|
|Coleman||60,000 BTU||46 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches||Up to 20 SEER; ENERGY STAR qualified||54 dB||£1,200|
|Goodman||Heating: 59,500 BTU/Cooling: 56,500 BTU||35.5 x 35.5 x 40 inches||ENERGY STAR certified; up to 19 SEER||75 dB||£3,200|
|Lennox||60,500 BTU||47 x 39.5 x 35.5 inches||Up to 23.5 SEER;ENERGY STAR qualified||64 to 74 dB||£4,400|
|Rheem||60,500 BTUs||35.75 x 51 x 35.75 inches||Up to 20 SEER; ENERGY STAR qualified||59 dB||Around £1,800|
|Ruud||60,500 BTUs||51.17 x 36.13 x 36.13 inches||Up to 20 SEER and 11 HSPF; ENERGY STAR qualified||59 dB||£2,500 to £5,600|
|Trane||60,000 BTUs||54 x 37 x 34 inches||Rated Most Efficient 2019 by ENERGY STAR; Up to 20 SEER||43 dB||£2,600|
|York||2 to 5 tons||46 1/2 X 35 1/2 X 34 1/2 inches||Up to 20 SEER; ENERGY STAR qualified||35 dB||£2,000|
How Do I Make Use of Renewal Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)?
Homeowners in Hitchin who switch to renewable heat systems can benefit from the RHI programme. This is a government funded programme which also applies to heat pumps and solar panels. RHI initiative is managed by OFGEM, the energy regulator in the UK. Register on the OFGEM website or get in touch with us to handle it for you. The kind of information you need for an RHI application are:
- Microgeneration certification scheme number
- Your energy performance certificate open key term number
- Your bank details for Ofgem your get money to you.
You need to ensure that your bank account number name is the same as the name of your application. Another programme may be launched soon as the RHI scheme will soon end. Regardless of the programme, you can always expect significant savings. For details on how to apply for the RHI programme in Hitchin, please call 01273 257407 .
Heat Pumps and District Heating and Communal Heating in Hitchin
District heating is also referred to as tele-heating or heat networks. District heating serves heat to buildings in Hitchin from one central location.
District heating not only heats multiple buildings from one source, it also saves space. Communal heating involves heating a smaller number of buildings from one source. Communal heating is suitable for a small number of buildings that share the same heat source.
When it comes to cost effective district or communal heating, heat pumps are ideal. In fact, many buildings can come together to fund the installation cost.
Fast and easy installation
We make sure to carry out installations are fast as possible. When it comes to ground source heat pump, the land has to be dug. In this case, more time may be needed. But we promise to be as unobtrusive as possible. Our installers are polite and friendly professionals. They will have your heat pumps set up with little or no fuss. Contact us today to talk about your choice of heat pump. Call 01273 257407
How Big Do I Need the Heat Pump for my Hitchin Property to Be?
There are two main factors that determine the size of the heat pump you need. The first one is the size of the land your house is built on. The next is if there are wide hallways and doors in your house that lead to the rooms. For the typical home, heat pumps tend to be between 4 kW and 16 kW. Having said that, the bigger your house, the more heat output you will need to make your home comfortable.
Get in touch today to find out more about heat pumps
If you're new to heat pump technology, then it can be a little confusing at first. To learn more about the advantages of using a heat pump, please contact our heat pump experts today. Our heat pump experts will also tell you how much it will cost to install the system in your Hitchin property. We can offer you quotes on Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps. We can also carry out all the regular maintenance on your equipment. Get in touch today by phone or by filling out our form on the websites. We are available to provide any help you need.
Heat Pump Servicing and Maintenance
Heat pumps need some maintenance like any other heating system would. Heat pumps that are not properly maintained will be perform poorly, about 10 to 25 percent less than well-maintained heat pumps. But the maintenance needed on heat pumps tends to be much less than with traditional gas boilers. Our team at The ACE Heat Pumps UK in Hitchin are able to carry out inspections and heat pump repairs. We provide qualified engineers to solve problems and ensure efficient maintenance. Our engineers can also confirm that your heat pump systems are configured to suit your specific requirements. They can also carry out safety checks on your heat pump systems.