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    The Heat Pump People

    Design, installation and maintenance
    of heat pump systems.

    Contact us:
    01344 380040
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    Ground Source & Air Source
    As well as saving money
    Cutting CO2 is vital for the future.

    Contact us:
    01344 380040
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    Underfloor Heating
    New build
    & Existing.

    Contact us:
    01344 380040
What do we do?

What do we do? We supply and install energy efficient heating systems to save you money and reduce your carbon emissions. We specialise in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of heat pump systems. We create heating systems suited to your individual needs. Our design ensures you gain maximum benefit from the Government Boiler Replacement Incentive scheme which pays £5,000 towards your installation . Heat Pumps are renewable energy heating systems, they collect heat from outside and concentrate it so you can use it to heat your hot water and your radiators.

With the current state of the energy market, making the switch to a heat pump makes alot more sense. If you have a house with an annual energy use of 20,000kWh. A new gas boiler would be opperating at 92% efficiency. If we take a heat pump with a SCoP of 3.91. With the April 1st energy prices, under the price cap it will cost £1,680 on mains gas and £1,533.91 for a heat pump.

As well as designing and installing your heat pump system we can guide you through the administrative work relating to the Boiler Replacement Incentive scheme. At Heat Collector we pride ourselves on being attentive and innovative. Heat Collector Ltd are Business Solutions Providers for Mitsubishi offering 5-year manufacture backed warranty.

Due to unprecedented demand, and the huge increase in the self build community, we have developed a new for 2022, plug and play heat pump manifold. It comes equipped with all pipe work and pumps, 1 or 2 zones, filters etc. The wiring for Mitsubishi or Samsung heat pump controls is pre installed and set up to your specifications.

Some of our Services

Air Source

Heat Pump

Air Source heat pump.

Ground Source

Heat Pump

Ground Source Heat Pump borehole.

Underfloor Heating

The manifold

Underfloor heating manifolds are small and can be easily hidden.

Air Conditioning

Air to Air Heating & Cooling

Hot in the winter, cool in the summer.

What are heat pumps?

Heat pumps are used to replace boilers in central heating systems. They absorb heat from the environment which can be used to heat radiators, under floor heating or warm air convectors. It can also be used to provide hot water for your home or business. Heat pumps use conventional refrigeration technology to extract the sun’s heat stored in the air or the ground around the outside of your premises and raise it to a temperature suitable for heating purposes. This principle works even in the middle of winter with outside temperatures as low as -15°C. Heat pumps use about a quarter of the amount of energy than other forms of heating because they collect heat that’s already there and concentrate it, increasing the temperature so it can be used. That’s why it is called renewable energy.

How much do they cost?

A rough guide would be, £1,300 for each kW of power required to heat your home. Costs vary depending on the size of your home, how well insulated it is and how long ago it was built. For a 3 bedroom house built since 1960 it would probably cost around £11,000 for an air source heat pump and £14,000 for a ground source heat pump plus around £3,500 for the installation. Then you need a special hot water tank and perhaps additional radiators, possibly another £3,000 to £5000. If you chose a ground source heat pump it will cost extra to bury the pipes outside, say another £5,000 to £15,000. Although this is expensive compared to a traditional boiler, a well designed heat pump installation can save on your heating bills.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The government will provide grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These grants will help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies. The scheme will be open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It will run from 2022 to 2025.

Quick guide: Ground source heat pump installation

Boreholes / Trenches

It all starts with a borehole, after the drilling is complete, pipes are inserted into the borehole and the all the boreholes are joined together in the Star Chamber. 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 trenches which saves on drilling costs.

Connect it up

This particular installation required 4 boreholes 80 metres deep joined together with pipes laid in the trenches. Installations vary, some may be trenches and some will be bores holes. We can now offer the Rehau Helix system, a series of helix pipes like a vertical spring sunk 3 metres into the earth. As these a shorter wider holes they can be drilled with a auger fixed to a JCB. You may even have access to a river which you can use as a heat source.

Fill the trenches

Some people are concerned about the appearance and mess from a ground source heat pump installation, you will be comforted to know that once the work has been completed, no trace of the installation will be visible. Golf Courses run their ground loops through fairways with no adverse consequences to play. There goes one excuse for the poor shot!

Job done

We believe in the technology and believe it’s important for our customers to be able to see a heat pump in action. This is the heat pump installed in the Heat Collector office. !

Should I think about a heat pump?

Yes! Renewable technologies aren’t the future they are here today

  • Cheaper fuel bills
  • Extremely low maintenance
  • Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)
  • Lower environmental impact

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