Greenlife Plumbing have fully trained installers who offer the following renewable solutions;
Part of a plant room recently installed into a high specification Barn conversion just outside Warminster. This project involved fitting a 16KW Grant Aerona Heat Pump with two hot water Cylinders which were required due to the size and spread of the facilities in the property.
Greenlife designed and installed the plant room and solved the problem of having two bathrooms situated at either end of the sizeable property. The property also had underfloor heating installed by Greenlife, which works perfectly with the Air Source Heat Pump due to its low temperature output.
This is a Grant Aerona 10kw Air Source Heat Pump that we installed in 2019 at a new 4 bedroom new build property in Heytesbury near Warminster. This was installed with a 250L Cylinder placed within a small Cylinder Cupboard within the property, this was also combined with Underfloor Heating to run with the low temperature system.
Air Source Heat Pumps absorb heat from the outside air, and then extract the heat in a similar way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. This heat can then be used to heat your home and provide hot water. You can heat radiators, underfloor heating systems or warm air convectors which ever is most suitable for your situation. The benefits for you are that you will see lower fuel bills, especially if you are replacing conventional electric heating, and there is a potential income from the governments Renewable Heat Incentive. They also have much lower carbon emmissions that a conventional fossil fuel heating system, so are kinder to the environment. You no longer have to have oil, solid fuel or LPG delivered, it's air..it's everywhere! They do use some electricity, they are not totally carbon neutral, but the advantage is that the heat they extract from the air is being renewed constantly.
Hybrid Airsource It is now possible to have a halfway house between Oil or Gas and an Airsource Heat Pump. They can be internal or external, these could be used in properties to retrofit where insulation is not up to current building regs or radiator size would have to be increased due to the low operating temperature of an Air Source Heat Pump on its own. The Oil or Gas function would come into play to top up the heat output when the Air Source Heat pump cannot reach the desired temperature in particularly cold weather conditions.
Ground Source Heat Pumps use pipes which are buried in the garden to extract heat from the ground. Under the surface the ground stays at a constant temperature so you can use the heat pump all year round. The pump uses a mixture of water and anti-freeze to absorb the heat from the ground, which then passes into the heat pump through a heat exchanger. The benefits are much the same as those previously mentioned for an Air Source Heat Pump. This picture illustrates a ground source project we undertook in Salisbury.
Solar Thermal uses Solar Panels which harvest the heat provided by the Sun to provide hot water for your home. These can be used in conjunction with a conventional boiler or immersion heater to make the water hotter, or to provide hot water in the winter months. After the initial cost, the outlay on this system is minimal. Maintanance is very low, and the heat provided by the sun is free. The cost of your hot water and your carbon emmissions are both radically reduced. The Energy Savings Trust provide more information and a useful table to illustrate how much you could save using this system.
Biomass Boilers burn wood pellets, chips or logs, they can heat a single room or provide heat to power central heating and hot water. Using wood is often cheaper than other types of heating fuels, carbon emmissions given out by burning the wood are the same as the carbon that was absorbed when the trees were growing. Providing new trees are planted to replace the ones used to provide the fuel, carbon emmissions are balanced out over time. Biomass Boilers are also eligible for the Government's Renewable Heat Incentive. The Energy Saving Trust have more information and a useful table to work out your potential savings here.
We work with our compliance partners to ensure that our work meets the strict guidelines laid down by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). This means that our customers not only benefit from the highest standards of renewable installation, but can also take advantage of the government funding provided through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The RHI is a scheme designed to financially reward those who use renewable energy to heat their buildings. We can help you plan your project with the government funding in mind, and help you comply with the strict guidelines laid down in order for you to be able to claim back some or all of the money you have spent on your renewable project over a 7 year period.
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