Air source heat pumps (ASHP) extract low grade energy from the outside air and converts it to high grade energy via a compressor. This can then be used to provide heating and hot water. An air source heat pump (ASHP) can still extract heat from air even as low as -15 degrees celsius.
Ground source heat pumps work in a similar way to air source but they extract the energy from the ground instead of the air. A ground source heat pump (GSHP) use pipes filled with Glycol (antifreeze) that are buried in the ground to extract heat. This is then circulated around the indoor heat pump unit to increase the flow temperature in order to heat radiators and/or underfloor heating and domestic hotwater.
• With efficiencies of up to 500%, lower fuel bills than conventional fossil fuel heating systems
• Lower carbon emissions
• Income from the Government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes
• Low maintenance
• No fuel deliveries, no smell, no potential for carbon monoxide poisoning
At JB Group Renewables, we also offer design, supply and installation of underfloor heating. Whilst a heat pump will work well with radiator heating systems, because of the surface area available with underfloor heating, heat pumps will be even more efficient with UFH as they can be run with lower flow temperatures. There are numerous systems available that suit all floor types and budgets.
• Gives adaptability to room layout by removing the need for radiators
• Can reduce heating bills
• Offers a more comfortable heated environment than radiators