Heat Pumps Plymouth
We provide two types of renewable energy heat pumps.
Ground Source Heat Pump
A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe, called a ground loop, which is buried in your garden. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump. As the ground stays at a fairly constant temperature under the surface, the heat pump can be used throughout the year.
The length of the ground loop depends on the size of your home and the amount of heat you need. Longer loops can draw more heat from the ground, but need more space to be buried in. If space is limited, a vertical borehole can be drilled instead.
Air Source Heat Pump
Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) are the technology of the future for UK heating and hot water, over the past 10 years heat pumps have advanced to the point that a heat pump could replace a boiler like for like heat wise. It’s more energy efficient running heat pumps at a lower ambient temperature for two main reasons first lower energy bills secondly reduce carbon emissions. Fossil fuel burning boilers were introduced in the 1950’s this old technology is now being phased out. It’s now evident that fossil fuel burning boilers are less efficient than air source heat pumps that can reduce energy bills especially when you are replacing tradition electric, oil or LPG heating systems. You could also benefit from the Government supported Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Plymouth is home to a quarter of a million people, making it the biggest city in Devon. Known as Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth’s economy has historically been linked to the sea. There is a Royal Navy base at Devonport Dockyard, and the city also proudly hosts the Royal Marines. Plymouth was heavily bombed during the Second World War because of its naval importance, and much of the city had to be rebuilt.
The historic Bretonside area is famed for its cobbles and centuries-old streets, now populated with restaurants, cafés and bars – a honeypot for locals and tourists alike. One of the city’s biggest tourist attractions is the Mayflower Steps, from where the Pilgrims on board the Mayflower set sail to America in 1620. The harbour is where you’ll find the fish quay, an important part of the city’s economy.
The best-known landmark is Smeaton’s Tower – the lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe which was the Eddystone Lighthouse from 1759 to 1882. When it started to show signs of weakness, it was dismantled, brought ashore and rebuilt on the Hoe. Just along from Smeaton’s Tower is the bowling green where, legend has it, Sir Francis Drake played bowls before setting out to confront the Spanish Armada.
In business, the city’s best-known brand is Plymouth Gin. Another famous brand which was ‘born’ in Plymouth is The Range, owned by Chris Dawson. Among the city’s major employers today are Plymouth University, the NHS including Derriford Hospital, and Devonport Dockyard.
In sport and culture, the Theatre Royal Plymouth is one of the most successful in the UK, while Plymouth Argyle (football), Plymouth Albion (rugby) and Plymouth Raiders (basketball) are the main sports teams. Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley is from Plymouth.