Domestic Air Source Heat Pump Installers
What is a Heat Pump, and How Do They Work?
Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) work by taking heat from the air outside the building, this being used to heat your home as well as providing hot water.
These pumps are electrically driven and use what is known as the refrigerant cycle. Basically, the heat from the air is absorbed at low temperatures into a fluid inside specially designed pipes. The liquid then passes through a compressor, which increases its temperature. This can then be used in your heating and hot water systems.
Air source heat pumps offer an extremely reliable and highly efficient source of energy for your home.
Advantages of Heat Pumps
- When considering the energy produced from the air, the running costs (the electricity used to run them) of these air source heat pumps are low.
- Positive environmental impact – As they produce far more energy than they use, our expertly designed systems can significantly reduce your carbon dioxide emissions
- Reliability – Air source heat pumps are amongst the most reliable renewable heating systems available
- They require minimal maintenance
The Right Solution For Your Home
Some believe that air source heating is only suitable for new, well-insulated, homes and commercial property. This is not the case as a well designed and installed system can provide heating and hot water for most commercial and domestic properties. They are not noisy devices either, many actually being quieter than a conventional oil boiler.
Nothing to worry about when you use Sparta Mech – Your Heat Pump Specialists
Our experienced team of surveyors, technicians and engineers will create the perfect system for your home or business premises. This will ensure that your system and the potential running costs match your needs and budget.
We use these brands:
LG Thermo V | Daikin Altherma | Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan
Our accreditations include the top manufactures such as LG Thermo V, Daikin Altherma, Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan, all of which provides you with extra peace of mind.
The Installation Process
The first stage in the installation of your air source heat pump is the survey. We will carry out a free detailed survey of your property and then provide you with a fully documented proposal.
Once commissioned, our technicians work with the customer throughout the installation, and when all is ready, ensure the smooth transition from your existing heating system to the ASHP.
You can rest assured that our experienced engineers’ knowledge ensures the whole process will be carried out in a timely, considerate and cost-effective manner.
The Importance of Maintenance
All domestic appliances require some form of maintenance if they are to run at maximum efficiency. ASHP systems are no different and should be serviced annually throughout their working life.
This maintenance reduces the risk of system failures and the costly repairs that go with them. This is also necessary if any warranty conditions are to be complied with and also where the installation is covered by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
One of the advantages of ASHPs is to help reduce heating and hot water costs, but if they are not regularly maintained, they can actually increase energy usage levels.
One of the signs of an under-performing system is when the emersion heater keeps kicking in. These use more energy than most other systems, which can actually increase costs. Thus it is vital to ensure your heat pump is working at maximum efficiency throughout its life.
Heat pump servicing and maintenance programs
Our air source heat pump servicing and maintenance plans include a thorough inspection of the entire system. This enables our technicians to identify and rectify any existing or potential issues before they result in more significant and costly repairs and replacements.
All work is carried out by our qualified and experienced engineers.
See below for what’s involved in our air source heat pump servicing and maintenance service:
• Cleaning of all filters
• Check integrity of piping and lagging
• Inspection and cleaning of all outdoor equipment
• Checking for leaks
• Check system pressure (if unvented)
• Check and record glycol level
• Checking the operation of the pressure relief valve
• Check the operation of all room thermostats
• Check the operation of all valves
• Check all electrical connections
• Removing any trapped air
• Issue the ASHP service certificate
We also maintain and service air source heat pumps that have been installed by other companies.
Ready to Save Money?
If you are ready to save money on your heating and hot water costs, please do contact us. We will be happy to answer all your questions and design the most effective system for your individual needs, choosing from the very best technology available today.
RHI and MCS Registered
Sparta Mech is registered with the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, ensuring that all our installations meet the high standards specified..