Heat Pump Benefits
Although heat pumps use electricity, the running cost is sometimes significantly lower compared to traditional alternatives. The potential savings depend on several factors such as replaced fuel, age of the replaced boiler, type of heat pump, and quality of the heating distribution system.
Our Full Range of Heat Pumps
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground Source Heat Pumps collects thermal energy from the ground to produce hot water for heating and domestic hot water. The ground collector is in the form of horizontal loops, pipework buried in the ground at a depth of 1.2 meters, or vertical boreholes with a depth of 80-150 meters.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air Source Heat Pumps collect thermal energy from the air. The heat pump is located externally, either next to an outside wall, or connected to the property with pre-insulated pipes buried in a trench. Internally, the system usually consists of a hot water cylinder, a buffer tank, and two expansion vessels.
Water Source Heat Pumps
Water Source Heat Pumps collect energy from a water source: A pond, lake, river, brook, or moat.
The heat pump unit is the same as for ground source systems. The difference is that the external pipework is submerged in water rather than buried in the ground.
The collector pipework can be arranged as “pond mats” which is a coil of pipes fixed to a metal frame, or a bespoke arrangement of pipework to match site-specific requirements.
Exhaust Air Heat Pumps
Exhaust air heat pumps collect energy from the exhaust air of the property. The exhaust air is extracted from the kitchen and the bathrooms and brought to the heat pump via ductwork. The exhaust air heat pumps come with an integrated hot water cylinder.
Multi-Source Heat Pumps
One of Better Planet’s specialties is to design and install multi-source heat pump systems. In these systems, the energy is collected from the ground in combination with another source. The efficiency of a ground source heat pump depends on the temperature of the heat transfer liquid from the ground.
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