Clean, green and energy efficient heating is the way forward. As well as working with traditional heating systems we work in association with trusted partners to design and install renewable energy systems.
Air source heat pumps
Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the air outside, which can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or hot water in your home. Even more importantly, given our Lake District location, they can get heat from the air when the temperature is as low as -15°C.
If you are replacing conventional electric heating, you will find that your fuel bills are lower and that you can create a potential income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Used to heat your water as well as your home, the air source heat pumps require minimal maintenance.
They may need to be on constantly to ensure that your home is heated efficiently during Lake District winters. While there are environmental benefits such as the potential lowering of carbon emissions compared to other systems, they do still run on electricity. However, the heat extracted from the air is constantly being renewed naturally.
Air to water systems send heat through your wet central heating system but work at a lower temperature, which means they are more efficient than a standard boiler. Underfloor heating is the perfect partner for this type of system as it produces heat at lower temperatures over longer periods of time.
If you are considering an air source heat pump, please do contact us for a visit and estimate. We can advise on fitting requirements (the pump sits externally on a wall or the ground and needs good air flow around it), insulation (a well-insulated and draught-proof home will allow maximum system efficiency), whether you are renovating, upgrading or building (installation requirements differ for each), and which system will be best for you – air to air or air to water.
Solar panel water heating systems
Solar water heating systems use solar panels, which are also known as collectors. They are usually fitted to your roof and take up a minimum of 5 square metres. The collectors need to face East to West through South so that they can collect the sun’s heat and use it to heat up your water. The water is stored in a hot water cylinder and we combine the system with a boiler, or an immersion heater, so that you have back-up if the water needs to reach a higher temperature (or during a Lake District winter when the sun is less cooperative).
A solar panel water heating system will operate year round and your energy bills will be reduced in comparison to traditional systems – the heat source is, of course, totally free of charge so once you’ve paid for installation your bill for hot water will be much lower. The systems are renewable so help you to achieve a lower carbon footprint.
If you are considering a solar panel water heating system, please do contact us for a visit and estimate. We can advise as to whether your roof space is suitable (you can consider frames, walls or a flat roof as alternative locations for the solar panels), and whether your existing boiler and hot water cylinder systems can be connected to solar water heating (you will usually need a dedicated hot water cylinder, with a solar heating coil, but many conventional systems are compatible).
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Magennis Plumbing and Heating Ltd is a Worcester-accredited installer. Our engineers are Gas trained and we also have an LPG and Oil engineer. From straight boiler swaps to planning new systems, our boiler service is second to none.