Elgar Heating and Plumbing Services : Heating, Plumbing & Gas Safe Engineers
Renewable heating systems are becoming more popular as homeowners become more conscious of the planet, and their individual carbon footprint. If you wish to replace your old heating system with a renewable source, you will need the help of professionals. That’s where we come in.
Our RECC approved and trusted renewable heating engineers will ensure that your transition to renewable energy is quick, easy and efficient. Call us today to discuss the different renewable heating options we offer, and we will book an installation appointment for you as soon as possible.
Renewable heating systems utilise renewable energy, which comes from a replenishable source, such as wind, water or the sun. Energy is generated from these natural sources in the form of heat or electricity, which is used to power systems in a more environmentally-friendly manner, as fossil fuel emissions are reduced.
Renewable energy is better for the environment in comparison to fossil fuels which cause significant damage to the planet and contribute to global warming. By installing a renewable heating system in your home, you can do your part for the planet and significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Many renewable heating systems, such as ground source heat pumps, require less maintenance than conventional heating systems. Waste is also significantly reduced.
One of the biggest advantages of renewable energy is that it is rarely in short supply, which means there is no need to worry about heating or electrical issues.
An air source heat pump works by heating natural air with an electrically-powered compressor. The hot air is then transferred to radiators or underfloor heating within your home. Water can also be stored in a cylinder, which can be used for taps, baths and showers.
There are two main types of air source heat pumps, including air-to-air pumps, which process air from the outside to a fan. These require a warm air circulation system and do not produce hot water. Air-to-water heat pumps are ideal for homes with larger radiators or wet underfloor heating. This type of heat pump is eligible for renewable heat incentive payments, which is a government-run scheme that encourages the use of renewable energy.
A ground source heat pump is powered by low-temperature solar energy or underground water to provide heating and hot water to a property. It works by compressing and condensing the natural source of energy which enables it to reach a high temperature.
The heat generated by ground source heat pumps can be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating, and the water can also be stored for later use. Ground source heat pumps require a significant amount of outdoor space, as the heat pump must be installed underground. They are typically suited to new-build properties, as retrofitting a heat pump is more time-consuming.
Our team of specialists will treat your bathroom and home as it was their own throughout the whole process. We make sure that we don’t waste any time, so we get the job done as soon as possible but always to the highest standard. Our number one aim is to make the process relaxing for you and to finish the fitting with 100% satisfaction.