There are three main renewable energy heating technologies that are used in the home. Climatize design, install and maintain these systemsto give you environmentally friendly and free hot water and heating in the home:
- Air source heat pumps
- Ground source heat pumps
- Solar thermal
All three technologies can be incorporated into the home’s existing hot water and central heating system.
Most system designs that use these technologies will use some electricity as part of their operation.
For a fully renewable solution; solar PV can be used in parallel to cover this electrical demand and more.
Climatize design systems to meet your household’s hot water demand for most of the year while incorporating your existing boiler ensure no disruption to your usage. Existing radiators and pipework will remain as they are, although often a new hot water cylinder is required.
These renewable heating systems operate at low temperature (40 °C – 50 °C) which is ideal for
A site specific appraisal is necessary for selecting the right renewables solution for your property. Please contact us to discuss your options or to book an appointment.
Air source heat pumps.
Air source heat pumps (ASHP) extract heat from the outside air to heat water for use in the home. The process is very similar to the refrigeration cycle.
ASHP is a renewable energy as the source of heat, air, is infinite. Although some electricity is required to power the refrigeration cycle, ASHP are considerably more efficient than conventional gas and electric powered heating systems.
Air-to-water systems usually comprise of an outdoor unit, an indoor unit, a heat exchanger and a storage cylinder. Compressed gas delivers heat from the outdoor unit to the indoor unit which transfers the captured heat to water for storage and distribution around the home.
Some systems are also available as standalone all-in-one units where the heat exchanger is built into the outdoor unit, saving space indoors where only a water storage cylinder is needed.
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Ground source heat pumps.
Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) extract heat from the ground to heat water for use in the home. The process is very similar to the refrigeration cycle. Also known as geothermal energy, heat is extracted from the ground by a transfer fluid in coils buried in the in the soil transfers the captured heat to water for storage and distribution around the home.
GSHP is a renewable energy as the source of heat, the ground, is infinite. Although some electricity is required to power the refrigeration cycle, GSHP are considerably more efficient than conventional gas and electric powered heating systems.
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Solar thermal heating works by taking energy from sun light to heat water for use in the home. The suns energy is extracted by solar collector panels on the building’s roof. An anti-freeze based transfer fluid and heat exchanger are used to transfer captured heat into the home.
Even on cloudy days solar thermal can provide a good proportion of a households hot water demand. A south-facing roof is important in the operation an efficient solar collector system.
A solar thermal system can be complimented by solar PV to offset electricity used by the pumping system as well as generating additional revenue. It may be possible to make savings on the cost of installation if both systems are fitted at the same time.
The government is due to introduce the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI); this new incentives scheme to will make your solar thermal system both affordable and rewarding. Feel free to contact us