Heat Pumps Somerset

Heat Pumps Somerset

We offer two types of Heat pumps

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) use pipes that are buried underground to extract heat from the ground, which is then used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home.

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).

Dc Energy is happy providing a comprehensive quote including the expected RHI payments you could be awarded.

Most ASHP installations end up paying for themselves within the first 7 years from the RHI payments, saving you make and the cost of the alternative. The Renewable Heat Incentive on average pays back from £5,000 to £11,000 encouraging you to invest in a more sustainable form of heating that helps reduce the use of fossil fuel energy.

Fossil fuels are depleting at a rapid rate so we all need to explore alternative forms of meeting our demands for energy, heating and hot water.

Also we should all be thinking about our future generations by reducing carbon emission at the same time as reducing energy bills, it really is a no brainer. You will end up being financially better off by investing in future proofing yourself against ever increasing energy bills.


About Somerset

Somerset is a largely green county, characterised by a mix of rolling hills and the low-lying Somerset Levels, while much of Exmoor National Park also lies within the county. With little industry to speak of, Somerset’s economy has traditionally relied on tourism and agriculture. Many jobs in Somerset are linked to leisure and services, such as visitor attractions, accommodation, restaurants, cafés and bars.

It has two historic cities – Bath and Wells – both are major visitor and cultural centres.  Wells is also known as the smallest city in England, with 12,000 people. Somerset’s county town is Taunton.

The county has a coastline to its north, with the South West Coast Path and popular resorts at Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Minehead. Landmarks include Cheddar Gorge & Caves and Glastonbury Tor – and Glastonbury is, of course, home of Glastonbury Festival.

The county is famed for its dairy produce, especially Cheddar Cheese, and isn’t known as ‘The Cider County’ for nothing. Somerset has several major cider producers, including Thatcher’s, whose orchards are at Myrtle Farm in the foot of the Mendip Hills.

Other attractions in Somerset include the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton in Ilchester. In sport, Somerset County Cricket Club play in Taunton, and Yeovil Town are the top football team.

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