Heat Pumps &
Solar Thermal

Heat pumps are a great way to utilise renewable energy but require specialised knowledge and skills to ensure they are designed, installed and maintained correctly to gain maximum efficiencies from the technology.

Our team of experts are thoroughly trained in all aspects of heat pump installation and maintenance, including in FGas elements, and so can offer design, supply and installation services along with repairs of both domestic and commercial ground source and air source heat pumps.

Installation

When it comes to heat pumps it’s important to get the right people working for you as they need to be fully designed and positioned at an approved location near your property with planning permission approved by the local authority. More information on this can be found on Energy Saving Trust.

At ADC we have a talented team of experts who have full knowledge across every part of the installation process for both heat pumps and solar thermal. This means we can work with you to provide bespoke system designs offering the best solution suited to your property and simultaneously help you understand how to operate your system to get the best out of it.

Both air source and ground source heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, with the government promoting their usage through the Renewable Heat Incentive initiative.

Successful customers that qualify for the RHI will receive quarterly payments from the government for 7 years.

Heat Pumps

Getting started is easy, simply obtain a copy of your EPC (which is less than 2 years old) alongside a copy of your floor plans, share them with us and we can get in touch to arrange a visit with you to put together a free no obligation quote.

There are many benefits to having a heat pump, including:

  • Lower carbon emissions.
  • Lower fuel bills are likely.
  • Income through the UK governments financial incentives for eligible customers.
  • Heats your home and water.
  • Delivers heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods.
  • Works well with underfloor heating and radiator systems.

Depending on your project, you might benefit from having either a ground source or air source heat pump.

Ground Source Heat Pump:

A ground source heat pump is a geothermal heating system that has pipes filled with non-toxic antifreeze (glycol) buried in suitable ground. Natural heat stored in the ground is absorbed into the fluid which then passes through a heat exchanger to the heat pump. The heat then flows through the home to heat radiators, underfloor heating, and hot water. The heat pump will extract heat from the ground throughout the year as the ground maintains a stable temperature all year long. The ground pipes (ground loops or boreholes) need to be accurately designed to generate the correct amount of heat for the property. Insulation levels also play a large part in the output and performance, so it is important that your heating system is designed correctly.

Ground Source Heat Pump:

An air source heat pump is a system that extracts heat from the outdoor air that surrounds the unit, the air is absorbed at a low temperature into a fluid. The fluid passes through a compressor to increase the temperature which is then transferred to the property via the heating and hot water system. Insulation levels play a large part in the output and performance, so it is important to have your heating system designed correctly.

Solar thermal panels are installed as on-roof or in-roof systems, the panels collect free heat from the sun and warm up domestic water which is stored in a hot water cylinder. Solar thermal is a renewable energy so panels that are MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) approved are eligible for a government scheme through the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive). Successful customers that qualify for the RHI will receive quarterly payments from the government for 7 years.

Servicing

To ensure the best performance from your heat pump, all manufacturers recommend regular servicing and if you receive Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) it’s a requirement to ensure your pump is serviced annually.

Our team has full knowledge across a wide selection of heat pump product ranges, meaning they can check your heat pump is performing at its best and also offer advice and guidance regarding the controls of your heat pump and how to work it correctly to get the best out of it.

Technician working on air conditioning

Costs

(Costs are combined for servicing multiple technologies)

Ground Source Heat Pump:

Repairs

Faults can happen with heat pumps and it can be unnerving when they do. It’s why we offer a 24-hour call out service. Should the need arise, one of our highly skilled engineers can help get your issue solved in no time and if the problem isn’t fixable, we’ll provide an instant quote for a fast and effective replacement.

Heat Pump Servicing from £150

Solar Thermal Servicing from £80

We offer the following heat pump and solar services: