As a renewable energy source, heat pumps work by moving heat
from one area to another. In recent years the devices have become popular and
are a good alternative to using fossil fuels. They are environmentally
friendly, produce clean energy and can reduce energy bills.
Here at TF Heating & Plumbing Ltd we can supply and install heat pumps around the
Peterborough area. If you would like to find out more or to arrange for installation in your property, call us today on 01733 806 220 or 07742 587 865.
About the Device
Heat pumps are a great way of reducing a carbon footprint
and can help to reduce the cost of energy bills. There are two types of heat
pump, geothermal heat pumps and air source heat pumps (ASHP). Both use either
the ground or air as an energy source and transfer heat from one location to
Geothermal pumps use the ground and are separated into different
types. These include:
Open Loop Systems
Also known as groundwater heat systems, open-loop works to
pump water of a certain temperature from below ground. These systems require
regular maintenance and checks to ensure they are working correctly. They can
be used in different water bodies including standing well systems as well as
Closed Loop Systems
They work by circulating anti-freeze liquid through tubing
that is plastic and are also one of the most common types of heat pumps used in
the UK. Piping is below ground and is either in the form of a horizontal ground source or
vertical ground source systems.
Directional or Radial Drilling
Normally this system is used where land has already been
built on. Underground pipes are fitted by drilling down without the need for moving
any items above ground.
Utilising Direct Heat Exchange
This is another type of heat pump which uses copper tubes
underground to pass liquid refrigerant.
Air source heat pumps or ASHP use vapour compression to
produce heat. They rely on air to help create heat and there are four key
elements that help to transform the liquid into gas. These include a condenser, a
compressor, an evaporator, as well as an expansion valve.
A heat pump should last for around 20 years and do require maintenance
over time to ensure they are working correctly. It is recommended that annual
checks are carried out. Additionally, there are also government run incentives
which can be considered when installing the renewable systems:
What are the Main Benefits?
There are several reasons why you should consider having a
heat pump in your home. These include:
- Reduced Running Costs
- RHI Scheme
- Provision of Cooling
- Less Maintenance
- A long life-span
- Reduction in Carbon Emissions
Find Out More
If you are in Peterborough and would like to find out more
about the devices, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with our team
today. You can call us on 01733 806 220 or 07742 587 865. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.