Green Homes Grants
Air Source Heat Pump Installation - what's all the fuss
Yesterdays Govt announcement regarding low carbon heating grants of up to £5000 has prompted more questions than answers from consumers. One of the low carbon technologies that seems to be at the forefront of conversations is the installation of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP), that generate heat from the air outside.
What are Air Source Heat Pumps & how to do they work?
Air source heat pumps have a refrigerant vapour compression cycle and run at low temperatures to optimise efficiency. There are a number of contributing factors that can influence the efficiency and ASHPs are not devices that simply turn on and off like traditional boilers.
The air source heat pump will be able to supply space heating and domestic hot water to the home. The domestic hot water is stored in a specific heat pump cylinder, which is similar to a standard hot water cylinder but has a bigger heat exchange coil. The cylinder capacity is also usually larger than for a boiler because the stored water temperature is a bit lower to optimise the efficiency of the heat pump.
Below is a link to a recent interview with BBC West Midlands featuring our Director Andrew Percival who explains how an ASHP works and some of the benefits and drawbacks of installing a new system.
Interview with BBC WM - Renuvo Low Carbon Heating
UK Government Net Zero Strategy
With this latest pledge to reach net zero, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The path of Britain to ending our contribution to climate change will be laid with well-paid jobs and billions of investment in thriving green industries which will drive the green industrial revolution in Britain. In this way, the UK will play a key role on the international stage in pursuing a net zero policy by designing key sectors, ensuring robust carbon accounting, developing carbon markets and emission trading based on a macroeconomic policy framework for net zero emissions. Important infrastructure decisions will be crucial across government and at all levels of government within the UK Government.
As part of its commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050, the UK Government launched its landmark Net Zero Strategy, laying out measures to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels and move towards a green and sustainable future. The strategy comes as Britain prepares for next week’s UN climate summit, COP26, where the Prime Minister is urging other world economies to draw up their own national plans to cut emissions. In June 2019, the government declared that it would be the first major economy in the world to adopt a law to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and said that it would build a net zero strategy in the months leading up to COP26 in November 2021
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