A domestic heat pump will take in natural outside energy and move it into your home. Whereas heat naturally flows into cold areas, heat pumps reverse this by extracting heat from the cold space outside your home and bringing it into your home. The heat created can be emitted into your home through your radiators, underfloor heating, or a specially installed evaporator.
Heat pumps extract air from outside your home and pass it over a refrigerant gas which is compressed in order the generate heat. As this heats the air that was bought into the unit, it is passed into the heat emitting system; be that a radiator, evaporator or other heating units. The gas falls in temperature as the heat is transferred into your home, leaving the refrigerant to return to the outside heat exchange to repeat the process until the desired temperature inside your home is met.
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Installing a heat pump for your house can give your home a number of benefits over using conventional methods such as central heating. These benefits combine to make heat pumps the ideal energy-saving product for your eco-friendly home.
A domestic heat pump will lower your reliance on a central heating system, which normally burns fossil fuels in order to heat your home. Though heat pumps do use electricity, the comparative cost of heating your home means that you can generate an approximate saving of 50% when using a heat pump for your house.
As domestic heat pumps mean you can lower the volume of fossil fuels directly burnt by your household, this will reduce your carbon emissions. A lower energy heating system will mean a smaller carbon footprint is generated while heating your home – a carbon footprint that can be made even smaller with domestic solar panel installation.
Did you know that a domestic heat pump can also operate in reverse? To provide cool air for your home in the summer, the unit can extract colder air and emit this into your home – to provide the perfect indoor temperature all year round. Your central heating system can’t emit cold air into your home, but a heat pump with an evaporator unit can!
The government is pushing the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which can see vouchers provided to cover upfront costs of £5,000 to improve the energy efficiency of your home. The only requirement is that you must have no recommendations on your EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) for loft or cavity wall insulation in order to benefit from a brand-new heat pump for your house. Contact us today if you think you would be eligible under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.
Eco Systems are able to supply and fit your domestic heat pump with our greatest care and attention. We understand that energy efficiency is important to you, so you can trust our 20 years of experience and hundreds of great reviews that show we’re on hand with the best advice to benefit your home.
Domestic heat pumps are a genius energy-saving measure that can save your home thousands of pounds. With expert installation and proper maintenance, Eco Systems are up to the task of beginning your energy-saving journey today. Call us on 0203 411 4885 for a quick and easy quote on a heat pump for your home or fill out our contact form to find out more information about domestic heat pumps.
Since domestic heat pumps draw in outside air to heat your home; the outside unit is necessary to bring in this warm air. The unit is smaller than you might’ve thought (around 1sqm) and can be discreetly installed on the side or back of your home. The unit is extremely quiet and makes around the same amount of noise as your average home fridge.
Installing a heat pump for your home can take as little as a day, but can take up to 3 days if there are both indoor and outdoor units to be installed. At Eco Systems, we will inform you about how long we expect your installation to take – and will be completely transparent with you throughout the entire process.
Yes, of course! The indoor heat pump controls allow you to set a time and temperature for your heat pump to turn on at. There’s nothing worse than coming home from work to a cold house or a chilly morning where you have to keep your slippers on! With Eco-Systems domestic heat pump installation, these worries are a thing of the past as you can set the heat pump timer with ease.
In operation, a heat pump for your home is an eco-friendly alternative to your central heating system. As the heat pump doesn’t directly use fossil fuels as a gas boiler would, it lowers the carbon emissions of your home. When compared to electric boilers, it’s worth noting that domestic heat pumps draw almost 90% of their energy from the natural air around them – so use less electricity than an electric boiler would to heat your home. With sufficient loft and cavity wall insulation to stop the heat from escaping your home, heat pumps are a great addition to an eco-friendly home. As your energy-saving partner, Eco Systems will always recommend the most sustainable and beneficial services for your home.
A well maintained and serviced domestic heat pump can last up to 20 years, or even longer in some cases. A gas boiler, on the other hand, is normally expected to have a lifespan of around 15 years. Keeping your heat pump clean and free of debris and leaves is key to improving the longevity of your product. Filters will occasionally need to be changed to ensure a running cycle with maximum efficiency. Eco Systems will always be happy to assist in any way we can with the aftercare of any of your energy-saving measures. Just call us on 0203 411 4885.