Heat Pumps

How an air source heat pump works

Lincoln Plumbing & Heating are F-gas registered. We are accredited to ‘install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and/or heat pump equipment containing or designed to contain F-Gas refrigerants.
Heat pumps naturally extract heat from the outside air (even at minus temperatures) and compress that heat to create high-level heat that can provide heat and hot water for your home.
Using the free renewable energy from the outside air, an air source heat pump is an excellent alternative to your existing gas fueled boiler. This will provide a clean, green way to heat your home.
How an air source heat pump works
Ground source heat pumps

Ground source heat pumps

A ground source heat pump is an electrically powered system which uses pipes buried in the garden to extract heat from the ground to provide all the heating and hot water your home requires.
The principle is simple, and the result is low-cost, comfortable heating that uses sustainable energy and causes no direct emissions or other environmental damage. This system could generate four kilowatts or more in energy for your home for every single kilowatt of electricity used to power the heat pumps.

Air source heat pumps

An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air like a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Air source heat pumps can be used as a complete solution for room heating, using the same distribution system as a ground source heat pump or a traditional system. They can also be used in many more applications, including large commercial projects with restricted land space.
Air source heat pumps are ideal for very tight spaces and within an eco-architectural design or a building with large internal spaces such as audience halls and public places.
Air source heat pumps

What are the Advantages of a Heat Pump System?

Using a heat pump system in your home is an efficient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly way to provide for your heating and hot water needs. Heat pumps take thermal energy (heat) from the atmosphere, land or a neighbouring water body, convert it using a pump and produce heating and hot water for your house.
Heat pumps are an energy efficient way to heat a home, as their main source of heat comes from the environment itself. Not only does this reduce the amount of energy required compared to other methods, but pairing it with alternate energy sources can even further minimise electricity costs and improve the environmental impact of heating and hot water in your home.

The following are some of the advantages of using a heat pump system:

Lower running expenses can cut down on electricity expenditure. It is a good way to save money in your house.

They provide an alternative for those living in homes in off-gas areas and who rely on unfamiliar fuels such as oil. There’s no need to deliver or store fuel at home, eliminating a potential problem.

Heat pumps, powered by electricity or renewable sources like solar energy, are drastically more eco-friendly than traditional heating systems since they produce no emissions.
Heat pumps are incredibly efficient, even in cold climates. They require only 25% energy from electricity; the rest is generated by their environment – whether it be air, water or ground.
The use of natural energy sources such as air, ground and water makes heating and producing hot water both highly sustainable approaches.
Heat pumps are incredibly quiet, allowing them to be placed anywhere without creating sound disruption.
Heat pumps are efficient when used to heat both underfloor systems and radiators with low temperatures.
Heat pumps are ideal for climate control systems in the home and fit seamlessly with a variety of controllers, even those for smart homes.
Modern heat pumps are, on average, expected to last twice as long as domestic boilers. Usually, boilers last for 10-12 years whereas heat pumps can remain functional for 20-25 years.
Heat pumps boast a solid design coupled with a minimal number of moving parts, so barely any maintenance is needed – apart from the yearly inspection, which is suggested but not mandatory. This makes them far more desirable than conventional boilers that require yearly upkeep.
advantages of using a heat pump system
Government Incentives

Government Incentives

The UK Government is presently providing homeowners with quarterly payments via the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) incentive scheme.

Low carbon heating and hot water systems present a great opportunity to reduce your home’s carbon emissions, given that 31% of household emissions originate from central heating. Heat pumps are an effective and sustainable way to keep your home warm, while also reducing energy costs and minimizing your ecological footprint.

The government are supporting the transition to renewables by offering the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). You can access more information about how to meet the criteria for this incentive here.