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 another.
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 ponds.
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.