Cornwall Living 2018

Keeping it cosy

With the cold still very much in play, we look at the wonderfully sustainable air source heat pumps offered by GreenGenUK. After all, a cosy home is a happy home.

Cornwall is littered with off-gas areas. People living within these areas are forced to heat their homes through more expensive and inconvenient means – until now. Air source heat pumps convert energy stored within the air into usable heat to supply heating and hot water to a property in an environmentally friendly, cost-effective manner. The result is a heating solution perfect for replacing any oil, LPG or direct electric alternative.

A great example can be seen in Mr F’s 5kW Mitsubishi Ecodan installation in The Lizard. Mr F was looking for a way to reduce the running costs of his home while increasing his living comfort. By opting for an air source heat pump, he now experiences an enviable array of benefits.

Replacing the property’s night storage heaters with a heat pump and wet central heating system means Mr F now pays 35% less on his annual heating bills, amounting to a £300 annual saving! Heat pumps harvest heat in the air, compress it and upgrade it to usable heat in our homes. Because of this, air source heat pumps emit over three units of heat for every one unit of electricity consumed, resulting in lowered bills.

Customers installing air source heat pumps through an MCS accredited company are eligible for incentive through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive. Based on the heat demand
of the property and efficiency of their system, Mr F will receive £750 a year through the RHI scheme and total
incentive amassing £5,500.

Heat pumps provide continuous heat over extended periods of time, ensuring a constant temperature within the property. Effectively, a heat pump maintains internal temperature despite external drops. As such, homes should always be at the ideal temperature. Furthermore, this helps to eradicate issues of damp, particularly in older buildings.

Finally, opting for a renewable heating solution will see the customer’s carbon emissions significantly reduced!

GreenGenUK is amongst Cornwall’s leading suppliers of renewable heating, specialising in the bespoke design and installation of domestic systems, providing free surveys and offering guidance throughout the south west. So if you feel that you could benefit from a smart new heat pump, give the friendly team a call and see if it is the heat solution for you.


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