Heat Pumps take electrical energy and low grade heat from the air or ground to the heat refrigerant which in turn heats the water for central heating, under floor heating or domestic hot water.
The heat pump operates in a similar way to a refrigerator, just in reverse. The process is known as the ‘vapour compression cycle’. There are different types of heat pumps that can take heat from the ground, the air or from water – known as ground source, air source and water source respectively. Heat pumps do need electricity to run – the same as your fridge requires electricity to operate – but the heat they extract is from a renewable source. They also greatly reduce CO2 emissions.
Heat Pumps use proven technology used in the heating and cooling industries that have been used around the world for decades.
- On the 30th August 2017, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ( BEIS) amended the Renewable Heat Incentive. These increased tariffs will come into effect as of 20th September 2017 for all those Heat Pump applications submitted to the domestic scheme on or after 14th December 2016.
Nick Porter – Managing Director of SAS Energy
” Here at SAS Energy we are very pleased to see the tariff increase to encourage more potential domestic customers to consider the highly positive effects of installing heat pumps”