Heat Pumps

There are 2 main types of Heat Pump, Air Conditioning units which heat and cool the air around them and Air Source Heat Pumps which are used to heat water which then in turn is used to heat the air through radiators or underfloor heating systems.

Modern Air Conditioning systems utilise air to air heat pump technology which has the capability of heating and cooling, rather than traditional air conditioners which only cooled and thereby required additional forms of heating to be installed in parallel.

Heat Pumps are commonly referred to as a renewable technology as they use electrical energy in a very efficient way to cool or to heat. The efficiency of a heat pump is such that it typically provides 2.5 – 4.0  units of heat energy for every unit of electricity used to run the heat pump as compared to the best gas boilers which are typically around 90% efficient . ie they provide approximately 0.9 units of heat for every unit of energy burnt. The power used to drive a heat pump is also electrical energy rather than fossil fuel technology

Heat-pump systems are also very flexible and use less than a quarter of the electrical energy consumed by all other electrical heaters. You can keep your property warm in the winter months, cool in the summer and save money and energy at the same time.

New heat pump air conditioning systems offer the perfect balance of temperature, so that you can enjoy the perfect comfort levels all year around.

Air Source Heat Pumps provide an extremely cost effective way of heating water both for general residential uses and for heating. They are particularly effective when used in modern well insulated homes particularly those with underfloor heating.

The major manufacturers such as Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric have made significant improvements in the last few years in developing High Temperature systems which can provide water at a high enough temperature to use in conventional small bore radiator systems meaning that radiators and piping does not have to be replaced for much larger units as was the case in the past.

These are particularly useful in upgrading listed buildings and those where there is a requirement keep the current radiators.

Elliott’s holds the coveted MCS accreditation for Air Source Heat Pumps. This enables the company to participate in the Governments Boiler Replacement Scheme, which contributes up to £5000 to Domestic customers and Small Businesses towards the cost of replacing Gas or Oil fired boilers with Renewable Air Source Heat Pumps which are typically used in Hot Water type heating systems.

All forms of Heat Pump provide energy efficient heating as well as helping to save our planet.

For heating, hot water and optional cooling

Powered by 75% air and 25% electricity

Optional solar support

Ideal for new homes and green buildings

Hot water heated to 55° is available for floor heating and low temperature radiators

Both heating and cooling can operate using heat pump

For heating, hot water and cooling

Powered by 65% air and 35% electricity

Optional solar support

Connects to existing piping system

Hot water heated to 80° is available for domestic hot water and high temperature radiators

Both heating and cooling can operate using heat pump

For heating, hot water and cooling

Powered by an optional combination of air, electricity and gas depending on seasonal conditions and energy prices

Ideal for renovations or replacing old gas boilers

Domestic hot water is efficiently supplied even when temperature is low with the combination of a heat pump type hot water heater and a gas boiler

Ground source heat pumps are ideal for new properties or large-scale renovations using horizontal loops where land is available, or vertical probes drilled perpendicularly into the ground. By extracting energy from below the Earth’s surface, ground source heat pumps are extremely reliable, even in the coldest climates. Ground temperatures remain fairly stable throughout the year, making it an ideal renewable energy source.

Energy-efficient building solutions can seem more costly upfront, but choosing the sustainable option saves you money in the long run. By investing in a green solution, you reduce your operational costs and take advantage of renewable resources. Stay ahead of legislation and increase the market value of your building.

Many buildings typically operate separate systems for heating, cooling, refrigeration, ventilation and hot water. As a result, a large amount of energy is wasted. We can offer a more efficient alternative which can manage up to 70% of a building’s energy consumption to intelligently deliver maximum energy efficiency at minimal operating costs and to reduce CO2 emissions.