What is a heat pump?
In simple terms, a heat pump is a device that transfer heat from a natural source – the soil in your garden or the air – to another location such as the heating and/or hot water system of a house.
Heat pumps do use a minimal amount of electricity, but they usually achieve between an outstanding 200-600% efficiency rate as the quantity of heat produced is so much higher than the energy consumed.
Heat pumps use natural resources and will save you a significant amount on your energy bills, while you are also doing your bit for the environment and reducing your carbon footprint.
When you are considering the purchase and installation of a heat pump, there are several factors you need to think about and of course, our heat pump system experts here at Severn Valley Renewables are on hand to guide you through the selection process. On site visits are available free of charge.
The location of your home should be taken into account and whether you are seeking to provide hot water or heating (or both). We are on hand to guide you on the best heat pump product (supplier) and whether a ground source or air source heat pump is best suited to your requirements.
With the rising popularity of renewable energy sources, heat pumps have become effective alternatives to fossil fuels and they can significantly reduce your utility bills, or better yet, make you earn money through RHI for heat pumps.
A heat pump, in simple terms, is a device that transfers heat from a source (such as the heat of the soil in the garden) to another location (like the hot water system of a house). To do this, heat pumps, as opposed to boilers, use a small amount of electricity but they often achieve a 200 - 600% efficiency rate, as the amount of heat produced is markedly higher than the energy consumed.
When considering the purchase of a heat pump, there are numerous factors to take into account, like the location of your home and whether you want them to heat domestic hot water or provide heating. Other aspects like the heat pump supplier and your budget also influence the system type: air source, ground source, or water source.