The Heat Pump People

What Are Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps absorb heat from the environment. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and provide hot water for your home or business. Heat pumps use conventional refrigeration technology to extract the sun’s heat stored in your premises and raise it to a temperature suitable for heating purposes. This principle works even in the middle of winter at temperatures as low as -25°C.

Ground Source Heatpump

FAQ page added

We get asked questions daily about the installation, maintenance and servicing of heatpumps, so we thought it would be a good idea to build a library of frequently and not so frequently asked questions!



It's cheaper than oil & gas!

Since April 2014 our Ground source heat pump / geothermal heat pump has produced 22,484 kWh of heat at a cost of 2.3p per kWh. Oil may now be cheaper than gas but our ground source heat pump is still cheaper than both!



RHI results

The chart below shows our RHI results since April 2014.

Key facts:

    Heat Produced 22,484 kWh
    Electricity used 3,899 kWh
    Heating cost per kilowatt 2.3p
    Renewable Heat Incentive cash back £1,956.11
    Cost of electric since April 2014 £527.18
    "Profit" on heating £1,428.93
    Savings & RHI over electric heaters £4,468.76
    Carbon emissions saved over electric heaters 11 tonnes or 321 x 40ft containers full of CO2!



What do we do?

We specialise in the design, installation and maintenance of heat pump systems. We create heating, cooling and hot water systems suited to your individual needs. Our design is focused to ensure you gain maximum benefit from the Government Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which pays you for the heat you use from renewable sources. This means maximum savings on carbon emissions too.

As well as designing and installing your heat pump systems we can also take care of the all the administrative work relating to your application to join the RHI scheme. At Heat Collector we pride ourselves on being attentive and innovative.

Come and visit our showroom where you can see our ground source heat pump and a range of heat emitters in full working order. We display data in real time so you can see exactly what is going on and the savings being generated by the system. We can show you how you can save a huge amount on your heating cost.

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The borehole

It all starts with a borehole, after drilling is complete; pipes are installed joining all the boreholes together in the Star Chamber. The flow and return pipes are then connected from this to the heat pump. If you have enough room the heat extraction pipes can be laid in a trenches which saves the drilling costs.

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In the trenches

This particular installation required 4 boreholes 80 metres deep joined together with pipes laid in the trenches.

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Installed heat pump

The heat pump installed in the Heat Collector office. Currently running at an efficiency of 620% (6.2 kilowatts of heat for every kilowatt of electricity used.) and delivering the maximum benefit from Government Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

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For any enquiries please call or email our team