Change to a Heat Pump

Changing from Fossil Fuel to a Heat Pump, things to consider;

Fabric first

Is a building design approach that prioritizes the building envelope, or fabric, as the primary means of achieving energy efficiency, comfort, and sustainability in a building. This is key element of the design of the heat pump getting it to a lowest running cost you can.

Connection to existing systems

Typically changing from fossil fuel technology Your radiators or underfloor heating will have been installed to provide your home with heat at high temperatures. With the efficient running of low flow temperature heat pump you may need to upgrade or install additional radiators; and not all pipework is suitable. Whatever your current system is, it will need checking and flushing before connecting to you new heat pump.

How much space do I need?

All heat pumps require space – internally and externally; less for air source, more for ground source. For both kinds, you’ll need space to house a hot water cylinder, a possible buffer tank, heat pump controller and ancillary pipework. Outside you’ll need land for a ground source pipework either vertically or horizontally, or a suitable area to locate your air source heat pump. Our team can help you with the design and decisions of positioning equipment.

Will you save money?

You could save money on your fuel bill, with a well designed and installed heat pump. Heat pumps need electricity to run, and whilst you won’t have any alternative bill, you will have an increased electricity bill. Depending on your current tariff will depend on your savings , contact us to see how much you could potentially save against fossil fuel technology.