Heat Pumps for Your Home

Heat pumps are simply central air-conditioners to provide summer cooling and winter heating. They work in reverse for heating your home during the winter months after cooling during the hot months. For a variety of factors, a heat pump can be one of the most effective methods for heating and cooling your house, and a good option.

If you are interested in enjoying cool air in the summer and a warm house or office space in the cold months but don’t want to clutter your space with equipment or pay high electricity bills, then a heat pump is exactly what you need.

Why not contact an expert to find out if you can benefit from a heat pump in your home? Call The ACE Heat Pumps UK at 01273 257407 to speak with a friendly expert.

Are Air-to-air Heat Pumps Good for Domestic Properties?

Inventors and scientists are continually seeking to discover ways to power our homes in an eco-friendly manner. Boilers are becoming increasingly energy-efficient, however, they’re no longer exactly the cheapest way to power a central heating system.

Air-to-air heat pumps are a very efficient way of heating a house. They also have the additional benefit of being dual-purpose – able to cool in the summer and heat in the winter, something that no central heating system can do.

Although it is true that air-to-air heat pumps would need extra ducting for a domestic property, this may be a feasible choice for a large-scale renovation or new build. It is really very easy to use heat pumps to heat a home and it is more efficient when it comes to making a space warmer – far better than radiators.

Domestic Water Heating with Heat Pumps

Domestic water heating is the process of heating water for personal use, however, a large amount of energy can be consumed in the process. In fact, water heating can consume up to 25% of the energy used in a home depending on the type of house, the number of inhabitants and the lifestyle of the people living there.

Thus air-to-water heat pump water heaters are theoretically a major energy saver, particularly where the main source of heat in a home is an air source heat pump, because the water heater will borrow the power of the heat pump, which on average is around 3 times more effective than most other heat sources.

Just as with any heat pump, a heat pump water heater uses electrical energy to transfer heat from the surrounding air into the water in an internal storage tank and is twice as effective as a conventional electrical water heater. The efficiency can be much higher when situated in warm environments or warm spaces.

Now that you are aware of how well a heat pump would work for your domestic and commercial needs, why not contact a qualified contractor to decide whether your property is right for one? To talk to someone today, dial The ACE Heat Pumps UK on 01273 257407.

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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is a financing initiative by the government to encourage the use of renewable energy. It simply means that when you turn to a green energy system like heat pumps, you qualify to get money for sustainable heating costs in your house.

Converting to heating systems using eligible energy sources may help the UK lower its carbon footprint and meet its targets for renewable energy. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive seven-year quarterly payments for how much clean, green renewable heat their system is estimated to produce. You must live in England, Scotland or Wales and be a homeowner, or be a private or social landlord to be eligible for this incentive.

More information about the domestic renewable heat scheme can be obtained on the OFGEM.GOV.UK website or by talking to someone in the know at The ACE Heat Pumps UK here.

Underfloor Heating for Your Home

Underfloor heating is an ideal substitute for heating your home rather than using the more traditional methods. It eliminates the need for radiators and other conventional methods of heating, freeing up space within your home.

Underfloor heating also works well with green technologies such as heat pumps that can help avoid cold spots and draughts in your house. Since it reduces the need for radiators, it allows more versatility in architecture when it comes to configuration and positioning of furniture. If you are planning to use open plan living concept, it’s also a perfect option.

While it is best installed during construction, underfloor heating can be modified into an existing property. However, it is important that you involve professionals who know exactly what they are doing, so that you can get an installation that properly serves its purpose.

The ACE Heat Pumps UK are experts in underfloor heating, whether it is for new buildings or as a retrofit for existing buildings. Call 01273 257407 to discuss your underfloor heating plans with a person specialised in this area.

Heat Pumps for New Homes

If you want a house that is consistently warm or cold but without the associated heavy energy prices, then a heat pump is definitely for you. Costing less than a condensing boiler, heat pumps power up the house even without the gas line or oil boiler. Moreover, while modern boilers are around 90% efficient, heat pumps are up to 400% efficient, making them the perfect investment for electricity in your new home.

  •     The house heats up for 50% less than a condensing boiler.
  •     This will help you fulfil Part L of the Building Regulations.
  •     This raises the BER value on the property significantly because your home is greener.
  •     It does not consume coal or oil.
  •     No oil tank or gas line is needed at the building.
  •     It works really well for today’s underfloor heating and low aluminium radiator heating systems.

Here at The ACE Heat Pumps UK, we have access to some of the best heat pumps in the world from some of the world’s largest manufacturers and all of them come with relevant guarantees, so you can rest assured that when we set up a heat pump in your premises, you get value for money.

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Heat Pumps for New Homes

If you want a house that is consistently warm or cold but without the associated heavy energy prices, then a heat pump is definitely for you. Costing less than a condensing boiler, heat pumps power up the house even without the gas line or oil boiler. Moreover, while modern boilers are around 90% efficient, heat pumps are up to 400% efficient, making them the perfect investment for electricity in your new home.

  •     The house heats up for 50% less than a condensing boiler.
  •     This will help you fulfil Part L of the Building Regulations.
  •     This raises the BER value on the property significantly because your home is greener.
  •     It does not consume coal or oil.
  •     No oil tank or gas line is needed at the building.
  •     It works really well for today’s underfloor heating and low aluminium radiator heating systems.

Here at The ACE Heat Pumps UK, we have access to some of the best heat pumps in the world from some of the world’s largest manufacturers and all of them come with relevant guarantees, so you can rest assured that when we set up a heat pump in your premises, you get value for money.

What are the Best Heat Pumps for Homes in the UK?

With the increasing popularity of renewable energy sources, heat pumps have become effective alternatives to fossil fuels, and can reduce your utility bills significantly.

However, it is crucial that you go for the right one when you decide to invest in a heat pump for your property. This can be a difficult choice since there are dozens of manufacturers and models of heat pumps available on the market. If that sounds interesting to you but you’re overwhelmed by the options, we’re happy to help. Read on to learn more about which will work for you or fill out our feedback form and we’ll point you to the most suitable heat pump for your house.

For Retrofitting into Older Homes

Many older houses had been built long before air conditioning in the home was standard. Therefore, they lack the requisite facilities (ductwork) to handle forced air-cooling systems. As a result, the traditional central air conditioning system isn’t always the best way to cool old houses. The good news is that any home with adequate space can have a ductless mini-split or centrally ducted heat pump installed.

Ductless heat pump technology bridges the divide between older homes and modern comfortable living and, here at The ACE Heat Pumps UK, we have been consistently successful in installing these systems in older homes across the country.

For Air Conditioning

Ducted central heat pump and air conditioning systems are designed to provide house-wide central heating or cooling in the entire house at a steady temperature. It is the perfect cost-effective and energy-efficient option for year-round convenience, suitable for installation in new builds or retrofitted into existing homes.

For individual spaces, a zoning system can be used to regulate heating/cooling, so that unused rooms can be removed or disabled from the schedule as needed.

For New Builds

Recently, air source heat pumps have become the rave, especially after the government announced it was banning the installation of gas boilers in new buildings from 2025. Most air-source heat pumps provide a lower flow temperature than conventional equipment such as gas boilers. This makes them the ideal fit for well-insulated new buildings which maintain a constant temperature within.

A ducted air-source heat pump is recommended for greater performance. Ducted systems make use of ductwork. If the home already has a ventilation system of if you are planning a new build, this system may be recommended.

That said, by analysing your plans or making a home visit before installation, an experienced installer can help you decipher which unit will benefit you and your home the most in the long run. Get in touch today by calling The ACE Heat Pumps UK on 01273 257407.

Is a Ground Source Heat Pump Suitable for Your Home?

As the earth consumes energy emitted from the sun, below-surface temperatures remain stable throughout the year.In the UK, the Earth’s temperature a few meters below our feet is constant at around 11 degrees Celsius making it an ideal source of renewable energy for heat pumps from the ground source.

Ground source heat pumps are intended to absorb and transport heat from one place and release it to another location, in this case, your home. By opting for installation of a ground source heat pump, you can create up to four times as much heat as the electrical energy used in the system to power the compressor and circulation pumps.

If you are a homeowner currently considering installation of a ground source heat pump, there are a number of factors to consider. These initial considerations can go a long way to ensuring that the installation process for your ground source heat pump goes as easily and efficiently as possible:

Insulation and Heat Loss

If your home has a higher demand for heat, you’ll probably need a bigger system, which is more expensive to buy, install and run. It is therefore a good idea that you first insulate your home to the highest possible degree, if you are considering having a ground source heat pump installed.

Space Required for Heat Pumps

Do you have enough room for a horizontal installation in your compound or would you have to dig a borehole? Where space is not adequate for horizontal deployment, the alternative may be a vertical array. If there is not enough space to position the pipes horizontally, vertical boreholes are a more costly option. For suburban homes where space is limited, this is the most frequently used option.

Therefore, be sure you have adequate space in your yard for the type of ground heat pump you are considering. Better still, involve an expert right from the start so that you avoid mistakes that can cost you a lot in future. Call The ACE Heat Pumps UK at 01273 257407 to talk to a person who is qualified today.

Creating your Sustainable Home

Turning your house into a safe and energy-efficient space is simpler than you would think and doing so provides major advantages to both the sustainability of our world and your bank account. You’ll see remarkable cuts in your monthly energy costs by making a few quick improvements to how you use power, gas, and water in your house.

We all need to start thinking more about how we’re using energy at home and elsewhere. By thinking cleverly and switching to sustainable energy technologies you can reduce your home’s energy consumption, save money and save the planet.

Advice on Energy Efficiency for the Whole Home

Looking at the whole house, its own setting, structure, nature and historical meaning is the best approach to creating a sustainable home. To devise your own energy efficiency strategy for your home, you need to know all the factors that affect energy use, and the best way to get started with this is by conducting an energy audit.

An energy audit is a great way to figure out if the major heating or cooling systems need to be updated or replaced. It may seem like a huge investment to buy a new heating or cooling system, but overall, it will save you money years into the future and even raise the home’s value.

While many utility companies carry out energy audits for a nominal fee or even for free, a professional contractor can also come in to analyse how the energy systems in your home work together as a system and will compare the analysis against your energy expenses. They will ultimately give you a list of recommendations for cost-effective improvements and improved comfort and safety.

Renovating your Home and Replacing Aging Components

Renovation requires dismantling and rebuilding parts of or perhaps even whole portions of a structure to make it more practical and efficient. Replacing doors and windows, for example, can help increase the property’s energy envelope because these areas are common heat loss culprits in the home. The insulation of the walls and attics will also play a major role in your property’s energy efficiency.

You can also save money and energy at home by choosing appliances and electronics that are energy efficient and by reducing the amount of time you use them.

Get Your Home Eligible to Receive FiT or RHI Payments

The Renewable Heat Incentive makes payments to people who heat their homes using renewable energy. Similarly, the FiT or Feed in Tariff makes payments to households or businesses generating their own electricity by using sustainable methods. In order to qualify for the RHI scheme or FiT payments, you must possess a renewable technology and own or occupy the property in which it is located.

Just choose your generating equipment and install it. Options include wind turbines, solar panels, and ground and air-source heat pumps. Make sure that the installation is done by a qualified professional company and that you have the right certificates to qualify for RHI or FiT scheme. Find out more on Ofgem and Gov.co.uk or speak to a friendly expert at The ACE Heat Pumps UK today.

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Find the Right Heat Pump Solution for Your Home

It doesn’t have to be difficult to find the right heat pump solution for your house. Through expert guidance, you can be confident that you are getting the correct heat pump unit in the right place. To give you a good initial idea of what you need and an estimate of what you should budget, simply get in touch with us or request a free, no-obligation quote. Get a quote here.

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The ACE Heat Pumps UK are a multi-award-winning renewable energy company. We provide renewable energy solutions to help you meet your energy needs and lower your energy expenditure. If you are interested in a heat pump for your domestic or commercial property, you are on the right page.

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