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Is my home ready for a heat pump?
In 2025, gas boilers will no longer be installed in new-build homes, but what will they be replaced with? There are many green alternatives to consider as we become more conscious of the affects burning fossil fuels is having on climate change.
But, you don’t have to have a new build property to make reductions in your energy consumption. Now is a great time to make your home ‘heat pump ready’ and improve the efficiency of your heating system and reduce your carbon emissions.
Having renewable technology in your home can be a really great way to help the environment and be part of the government’s effort to achieve net-zero CO2 emisions by 2050. If your home has the appropriate level of insulation, large radiators or underfloor heating then you are on the way to being ready for an effective renewable heating system.
We’re with you every step of the way
Insulating your loft and walls; and having double glazing all help retain the heat you generate, inside your home. By increasing the level of insulation, your home will be more efficient and a step closer to becoming heat pump ready.
Heat Pumps are installed externally so you will need outstide space for the unit. There are three main types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. All collect heat from the air, water or ground outside your home and concentrate it for use inside. You will also need space internally for a water tank. Although they use electricity, heat pumps are greener than gas and offer an efficient alterntive, helping you to reduce your carbon footprint and save energy.
So, is your home suitable for a heat pump installation? In order to find out, you need an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), which is no older than 24 months. The EPC rates how energy efficient a building is. It will provide you with information on areas of your home that are costing you more than they should and how improvements can be made to save you money. If you do not have an EPC already, we can arrange one for you.
After acting on any improvements the EPC identifies, the next stage is a Heat Loss Assessment. Having an accurate heat loss assessment will form the basis of the design of your heating system and will determine the size of heat pump you need. This is a very important part of the process, and one that needs to be carried out precisely. Any errors in the calculations may result in your heat pump being too big or too small and will have consequences on the efficiency of your heating system. We will arrange for the heat loss assessment to be carried out for you.
From here, we will be able to provide you with a detailed quote. This will include details of the system design and performance and grant applications if applicable. We will be in communication with you through all stages of the process. Our team will be available to assist with any queries you have.
If you would like to help save our planet and save money at the same time, please get in touch.
Prestantia Eco, Enfield House, Royal Enfield Business Park, Hewell Road, Redditch, B97 6AS
T – 01527 396 397 or 0121 605 2476