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Underfloor Heating & Renewables > Local Plumbers Bridgend

Renewable Energy & Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating

We are experienced in installing, maintaining and designing underfloor heating systems.  If you’re looking at getting underfloor heating within your home, we can provide you with the services you require. We install both wet and electric underfloor heating. 

Electric Underfloor Heating: Fitting electric underfloor heating is less disruptive and is therefore best to install in existing dwellings. 

Wet/Hydronic Underfloor Heating: Most efficient, and best installed in new-build homes, or complete renovations, due to the works involved. 

We are able to troubleshoot and repair problems with existing underfloor heating, and the good news is, that it’s very rare that the the problem requires the floor to be removed. 

Renewable Energy

Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps

Ground Source Heat Pumps:

Ground Source Heat Pumps use a buried ground loop that transfers heat from the ground into the building.  Heat supplied by the Ground Source Heat Pumps that we install will provide all of the hot water and space heating requirements for your home. Central Heating Services Uk Ltd can take the installation of ground source heat pumps right from the early ground survey stages, through to the end commissioning and maintenance of the heat pump unit.

The efficiency of ground source heat pumps is measured by the coefficient of performance (CoP). This is the ratio of units of heat output for each unit of electricity used to drive the compressor and heat pump. An average CoP for a NIBE ground source heat pump is 4.5- 5.0. This means that for every unit of electricity used to power the Ground Source Heat Pump, around five units of heat are produced making it an extremely efficient way of heating a building.

To keep the efficiency of ground source heat pumps as high as possible we always aim to use underfloor heating throughout the entire house. Underfloor heating works well with ground source heat pumps as it requires a lower operating temperature.

Air Source Heat Pumps:

They can be installed in new homes and just as easily retrofitted into renovation projects. Quite simply, the air source heat pump has a motor powered by electricity that supplies more energy than it consumes. For every kw unit of energy purchased as electricity, around 4.1 units of heat are delivered.

The unit itself works on pressurising refrigerant to create a heat output. Air source heat pumps use electricity to power a compressor, which forces gaseous refrigerant through small holes to create heat. This heat is transferred to your heating system, and it’s this cycle which make air source heat pumps so efficient.

Air source heat pumps do not require any land or ground works so are considerably cheaper to install.