RENEWABLE ENERGY

WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?

Human activity is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions. Heating is one of the leading sources of carbon emissions within the UK which is largely contributing towards global warming. The decarbonisation of heat is essential in order to significantly lower the countries carbon emissions.

We offer solutions from design, specification, installation and commissioning for your home, but what is renewable energy? Renewable energy is generated from sources that naturally replenish themselves and never run out. Many homeowners are moving away from using traditional methods of energy that involve natural gas, petroleum and coal. Instead, renewable energy solutions are on the rise and these alternative sources hold the key to combatting climate change. Renewable energy doesn’t emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, however clean energy has so many other benefits – it is virtually inexhaustible and you will also save money on your energy bills.

Heating with Airborne and Geothermal energy

Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps provide 100% of your heating and hot water needs all year round, without the need for immersion or back up heaters which reduce energy bills.

Unlike gas and oil boilers, they deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods, providing constant and steady heating and hot water 24/7 eliminating cold spots. During the winter, the heat pump may need to be on constantly to heat your home efficiently. You will also notice that radiators may not feel as hot to the touch as they might do when you are using gas or oil boiler – this is perfectly normal. Heat pumps are designed to run on minimal energy consumption and can be efficient enough to produce 3-5kw of heat from as little as 1kw of electricity, therefore decreasing your energy bills and no noxious gases, odours or risk of combustion. Both Air Source heat pumps and Ground Source heat pumps run on electricity only, therefore there is no need for fuel deliveries and you can avoid additional standing charges for multiple fuels and Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps are designed to be left alone, requiring minimal routine maintenance. Due to the low stress and non-moving components within heat pumps, the lifespan is extended compared to traditional heating systems.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat pumps work by using the natural environment, meaning you will no longer be reliant on fossil fuels for your home. They are renewable energy systems that extract heat from the air to provide a complete solution for domestic water and where required, can be used to distribute via underfloor heating systems or via traditional radiators and if you currently have an old system, an Air source heat Pump can save you hundreds of pounds on your annual running costs with minimal installation disruption.

Ground Source Heat Pumps?

Ground Source Heat Pumps work by moving heat stored in the ground into the building using underground piping, circulating  a mixture of water and antifreeze around a series of pipes in the ground known as a loop or collector. This heat can then be used in radiators or underfloor heating and the system is unlike traditional fossil fuel and biomass systems and you can make significant savings versus traditional electric, oil and LPG heating systems, and this can be between 50-75% reduction in running costs and provides a consistent and reliable form of heating to your home. Selection and design of the right systems to suit your home is one of, if not the most, important part of a renewable energy project, contact us today and a member of our team can advise on compatibility and suitability.

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Solar Thermal Heating Systems

Solar thermal systems, also known as solar water heating systems, use the sun’s energy to provide hot water for your home. They feature either flat plate collectors or evacuated tubes that are fitted to your roof and absorb solar energy. This is used to heat up water that is stored in a hot water cylinder

The systems are designed so they can be integrated seamlessly into other domestic heating solutions, ensuring you always have enough hot water even when solar energy is unavailable. If you are planning to replace your existing boiler and already have solar panels on your home, we can upgrade your boiler to support the use of energy from these panels to supplement your heating with a completely natural, green energy source. If solar panels are of interest to a you, we can advise of a range of solar collectors and if you are investing in a new heating system, we advise you to consider designing it from the outset to incorporate these collectors. Taking advantage of this renewable energy technology will help you to lower your consumption of mains energy, which in turn will reduce your fuel bills and cut your carbon footprint.

Biomass Boilers

Biomass boilers, or wood boilers, are designed to burn wood using a process of direct combustion. Today, these systems make an economical and eco-friendly alternative to conventional heating systems that burn fossil fuels – and they are designed to be suitable for almost any property type.

How sustainable are biomass boilers?

Biomass boilers are powered by a renewable fuel source. The wood they use is created by quick growing trees, and when this wood is burnt, it releases the same quantity of carbon dioxide as the trees took in when they were growing, meaning these heating systems are considered to be carbon neutral. They are sustainable as long as new trees are planted in place of those used for fuel. Replacing an old G-rated gas boiler with a highly efficient biomass model could save more than 6.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. Modern designs also produce very low levels of emissions.

Fuel Cell Boilers

Fuel cell boilers, also known as combined heat and power (CHP) boilers, produce both electricity and heat in a single process, which is sometimes referred to as co-generation. The technology has been around for decades in industrial settings, but it is now also increasingly used in homes.

How do CHP boilers work?

Powered by mains gas or LPG, CHP boilers use advanced fuel cell technology to convert hydrogen into energy. They rely on an electro-chemical reaction between the elements hydrogen and oxygen. These systems provide heating and hot water, as well as electricity that you can use in your home or sell back to the grid.

How efficient are CHP boilers?

Although CHP boilers use mains gas or LPG, this technology is considered to be low carbon because it is more efficient than burning fuel purely to create heat and getting electricity delivered by the national grid. This means that by investing in a fuel cell boiler, you could stand to cut your energy costs and lower your carbon emissions.

Interested in exploring more Renewal Energy options?

We would be happy to talk through the options. Contact us today and we can arrange a no-obligation survey and see how we can assist you with your Renewable Energy projects.

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