Heat Pumps

Be powered by the sun

Heat pumps use the free heat from the sun that is stored in the ground or the air, and concentrate it in a much smaller area (i.e. your home) using a pump.

Why Renewable Energy Heat pumps are a wise choice:

  • Lower your fuel bills
  • Eligible for the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive
  • Lower your home’s carbon emissions
  • Does not require fuel deliveries
  • Little maintenance required

If you want to know more, get in touch and we can advise if Heat Pumps are right for you

How do heat pumps work?

  1. The gas (now heated) is passed over the internal heat exchange surface. This heat can then be either blown around a property or be transferred into a home’s central heating or hot water system.
  2. The gas falls in temperature as the heat is transferred into the home and it subsequently returns to a liquid state.
  3. The refrigerant returns to the outside heat exchange surface and the process repeats itself until sufficient heat is passed into the home.

A heat pump operates in the following way:

  1. The source of heat, which can be outside air or a water mix which is contained within ground collectors, is either blown or pumped over the heat exchange surface of the outside part of the heat pump.
  2. This heat (although cold in comparison to a homes internal air) is warm enough to cause the special refrigerant liquid to evaporate and turn into a gas.
  3. This gas is then put through a compressor which increases the pressure of the gas, a factor that causes its temperature to rise. For example you may have noticed that a bicycle pump, gets warm when it is used, the gasses in a heat pump experience the same temperature rise due to compression.
  1. The gas (now heated) is passed over the internal heat exchange surface. This heat can then be either blown around a property or be transferred into a home’s central heating or hot water system.
  2. The gas falls in temperature as the heat is transferred into the home and it subsequently returns to a liquid state.
  3. The refrigerant returns to the outside heat exchange surface and the process repeats itself until sufficient heat is passed into the home.