Heat Pump & Radiators
A heat pump system harnesses energy from free renewable sources outside the building, for heating your house and producing your hot water. Electrical heat pumps use a compressor to draw heat from a low temperature source, such as external air, much like a fridge, but in reverse.
Replacing a conventional heating system with a heat pump system, particularly in a well-insulated dwelling, can transform the comfort levels in the home while reducing running costs, energy usage and harmful greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the heat pump system can eliminate oil and gas bills from the home.
To install a heat pump system, you must ensure your home is well insulated and that you have good double or triple glazed windows. In this way your heat pump system will perform well.
Air to water heat pump systems are the most popular choice of system. Heat is distributed through radiators and/or underfloor heating and they can also produce hot water.
What you should expect during the works?
- First our team of plumbers will pressure test your existing pipework to ensure that there are no leaks and that the system will run efficiently.
- Any radiators that require changing will be replaced with radiators that have a larger surface area to ensure that the required heat is emitted to that space and any areas that have been identified as requiring new radiators will have new radiators and pipework fitted.
- The outdoor unit will be located in a suitable location outside your property.
- The indoor unit is usually located in the hot press (providing there is enough space).
- There will be some disruption and dust during installation as there may be a need to move some of the existing pipes.
- New pipework will be enclosed in boxing or trucking. This will be left ready for painting by the homeowner.