Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) extract heat from the ground, which is heated naturally by the sun every day.
The soil beneath the surface offers a natural source of low-grade heat.
GSHP systems come in both vertical and horizontal formats.
Vertical systems require a bore hole, while horizontal systems require shallower trenches.
A GSHP system circulates a solution through its pipes, absorbing underground heat and filtering it through two heat exchangers into the pump itself.
A GSHP is super-efficient and is suitable for residential and commercial properties.
GSHPs need to comply with Building Regulations and MYelectrical-Renewables can help with this important aspect.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a nationwide, industry-led certification scheme.
MYelectrical-Renewables is MCS Certified which demonstrates the quality and reliability of approved products and installation standards.
As well as our friendly, professional service, our installation process is second to none and we ensure the property is clean and tidy afterwards.
The MCS accreditation also includes an ongoing commitment to quality workmanship, to customer care, demonstrable competency and ongoing improvements to all the above.
An assessment is undertaken by an independent organisations to ensure that we are compliant.
Green Homes Grant
This scheme is set up by the UK Government to help people in the UK to reduce carbon emissions and one way in which to do this is to have a heat pump installed.
The Green Homes Grant (GHG) enables up to two thirds of the installation costs to be recouped and the sum goes up to £5000, or £10,000 if you are on certain benefits. This sum goes towards an ASHP.
If you have already implemented other measures, such as solar PV or insulated cavity walls, underfloor areas or roof conversions, you can still apply for a GHG.
Those that can apply can be owner-occupiers, long leaseholders, homes of shared ownership, private landlords, registered providers of social housing, park home-owners, homeowners on certain benefits. It is not available for new-build homes.
Homeowners should contact Simple Energy Advice (SEA) to receive advice and if your home is eligible for funding.
GREEN HOMES GRANT INSTALLER
To take advantage of the Green Homes Grant you will need a TrustMark Registered Business to carry out the works required. This provides quality assurance that the work will be carried out to the require high standards. We are proud to be a TrustMark Registered Business.
Renewable Heat Incentive
This scheme is set up to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies among businesses, householders and communities through financial incentives.
The scheme has a number of phases with the first phase being a cash payment to those property owners who install renewable heat generation. They are then paid on a quarterly basis over seven years and in many cases the payments outweigh the installation costs.
Combine this with the savings made on heating bills, there is a good return on investment and the outlay is usually paid within four to five years.
Those that can claim include owner-occupiers, self-build projects, landlords and registered social housing providers, single domestic dwellings are also covered.
Those that are not covered are new build properties with the exception of self-build projects.
Applicants must apply within one year of the commissioning date of your system and cannot be applied for retrospectively.
Applications are made via the Ofgem website.
What does it cost to install?
MYelectrical-Renewables can tailor a quote for your home or business.
What is needed for installation?
The availability of outdoor space you have will dictate whether your property is suitable for a ground source heat pump.
For vertical heat pumps, specialist machinery will be used to dig the hole.
For horizontal heat pumps, then more space is required overall and specialist equipment will be used to dig the trenches.
Once installed, the pipework and related accessories are below surface level and should not be visible once completed.