Just like a refrigerator extracts heat from the air inside it, an air source heat pump extracts heat from the air outside a building. Remarkably, it can function in this way even when the outside temperature is as low as -15° C.
There are two principal types of air source heating system:
An air-to-water system generates heat via your ‘wet’ central heating system. Heat pumps operate much more efficiently at lower temperatures than standard boiler systems. This makes them more suitable for under-floor heating or larger radiators, which give out heat at lower temperatures over longer periods of time.
An air-to-air system produces warm air that is then circulated by fans to heat a building. These systems generally do not provide hot water as well.
Heat from the air is absorbed into a fluid that is pumped through a heat exchanger. The refrigeration system extracts any ‘low grade’ heat, which is passed through a compressor and concentrated into a heat that’s capable of heating water for the heating circuits of a building.
Air source heating systems can be easier to install than ground source systems, but efficiencies can be lower. None the less they will significantly lower domestic fuel bills and help to reduce a building’s carbon footprint. Once installed, they require little maintenance and no fuel deliveries.
An air source heating system can make savings of up to 220% over a year compared to a conventional heating system. To achieve results like this, the system has to be correctly installed by experts.
At L&D Group, we can offer you all the expertise and advice you need when considering renewable energy options. We can help all our clients dramatically reduce carbon emissions by installing environmentally friendly systems such as these. We are MCS accredited so contact us today for a quotation.
Most properties have dripping or leaking taps. People are unaware that they can normally be fixed quickly at a low cost. This will ensure you don’t waste water and prevents a build-up of Lime Scale often caused by faulty taps. Fixing your tap might be as simple as replacing the cartridge or washer. On the odd occasion the taps will need replacing but we will always give you an honest upfront quote on what needs to be completed and let you know what would be best for you.
You may find that it’s not the taps that are leaking and in fact you have a problem with your pipe work. The connections and fittings can start leaking with age and often can happen randomly without any prior notice.
Our Plymouth Plumbers all carry a range of parts for unforeseen problems and will ensure you are leak free in no time.
If you are looking for a qualified plumber in Plymouth and the surrounding areas to help you connect your washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer etc. we are more than happy to lend a hand. Why not get us to check your existing plumbing work at the same time to ensure you have no hidden issues that we could quickly take care of.
Our drainage engineers are able to remove any blockages. Simple blockages can be shifted using by one of the plumbers using a plunger. More stubborn blockages are dealt with by our specialist drainage team