Renewable Technology Energy – Glastonbury and Somerset
At James Wilkins Plumbing and Heating Ltd, we provide a range of renewable energy and heating solutions in Glastonbury and the whole of Somerset.
These include Air, Ground and Water Source Heat Pumps, Mechnical Ventilation with Heat Recovery, Solar Thermal Installations, and Underfloor Heating. You can find more details on all of these renewal heating technologies below.
What are the Advantages of Heat Pumps
Low Running Costs
Heat pumps run on electricity. Running costs are comparable with natural gas fired systems, and lower than oil, LPG or existing all electric systems. If you have a solar PV system, then free self-generated power can contribute to the running of the heat pump, further reducing running costs.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Heat pumps are a green technology. Heat pumps do have an impact on the environment as they need electricity to run. However, they are very efficient and the electricity grid is getting greener, relying less on fossil fuels. The heat extracted from the ground or water source is constantly being renewed naturally.
No Fuel Deliveries Required
No LPG or oil deliveries required, and no connection to the gas grid needed either. Heat pumps run on electricity and most homes are already connected to the electricity grid. For this reason heat pumps are often ideal for properties in rural or more isolated locations.
Low Maintenance Costs
Heat pumps are very reliable. We recommend annual servicing to ensure your heat pump runs efficiently for many years.
Get Paid for Choosing Renewable Technology
The vast majority of systems we install qualify for RHI payments. The Renewable Heat Incentive is a generous government scheme which is designed to encourage home owners and businesses to move away from their reliance on fossil fuels, and reduce their carbon footprint.
There is a Domestic RHI Scheme.
And a Non-Domestic RHI Scheme.
We provide the following Renewable Technology Energy Solutions:
Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP)
Air Source Heat Pumps extract heat from the air around us, if installed correctly they can heat our homes when the outside temperature is as low as -15C. Working like a fridge, but in reverse, they do require some electric to produce heat, but for every unit of electric they use, they can produce up to 4.35 units of heat – so that’s up to 3.35 units of free heat for your home.
Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)
Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHPs)
Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)
Solar Thermal installations
- The increased energy-efficiency of UFH
- The low maintenance heating systems
- The freedom of design and adaptability of floor heaters
- The safety and ease of installation
- Use of renewable technology