Samsung EHS Mono Air Source Heat Pump

Samsung Air Source Heat Pumps

Samsung air source heat pumps have become increasingly popular with our customers over the last year. Reasons for this include the simplicity of design; a monobloc system requires very little maintenance for fuss free performance, extremely efficient energy use and excellent value for money.

Samsung ASHP HomeSimplicity of Design

When choosing a Samsung heat pump we recommend using the Samsung EHS Monobloc range. Within this range there are two models; the RC090 MHXEA – a 9kW unit and the RC161 MHXEA – a 16kW unit.

The advantage of a monobloc system

Monobloc systems benefit from low levels of maintenance. The unit is self-contained so does not require the additional plumbing of an internal unit. As a result the homeowner will not require regular servicing from an F-gas certified engineer. Furthermore as monobloc unit is external it won’t take up valuable storage space within the home.

An aggressive pricing structure

Samsung are keen to expand their market, to accelerate this process they are pricing their heat pumps to be amongst the cheapest on the market. Recently we’ve installed a 9kW air source heat pump in Essex for under £4,500 – this includes full installation, set-up and VAT.

For More Information

If you’d like more information on Samsung air source heat pumps installations in Essex, please contact us via the phone number above. Alternatively, you can follow this link to our air source heat pump page and enter your details using our online form.

We’re happy to provide full heat loss calculations for your existing or new home. Using these we can recommend the best product to suit your needs.

Visit the Samsung EHS Mono webpage for more information

Complete installation of solar panels on roof in Essex

Church Solar Panel Installation – Commercial Feed-In Tariff

Church roof mounted solar panelsOver the last year we’ve been working with Crowstone St. George United Reformed Church to install a 12.5 kW system. Larger projects such as these are necessarily more complicated and so can take some time to complete. In the case of Crowstone church, there were various internal factors which added to consultation time prior to installation process. Such factors are based on board approval, general announcements/notice time and revenue raising. During this time we are often called on to provide more information and even sometime present information to various groups. We’re always happy to take this time to do this. We appreciate that when many people are involved, and when the interests are broader than a private installation, it pays to take the time to ensure that every aspect is covered.
Solar panels being fitted to church roofThe installation itself was for an array of 50 250W panels, with an estimated yield of 10,730kWh per year. The Feed-In tariff is available for commercial entities for an amended amount. This still represents a great investment. For commercial organisations the Feed-In tariff will provide a significant long-term revenue yield. Installations of this type are also popular for farmers, supermarkets and most large buildings. Whereas domestic households use most electricity during the evening and at weekends, commercial premises generally use their power during the day. This can represent significant saving as less power is returned to the grid and instead used on site.
As you can image installing 50 panels on a historic church’s roof involves a great deal of responsibility and careful treading. Scaffolding was installed to ensure that our workmen had easy access to all aspects of the church’s roof. Furthermore we took great care when working with tiles of this age.

We are happy to report that the church installation was a resounding success. The job was completed in under a week, in keeping with our agreed timetable. The system is currently running and generating a healthy return for the church.

Complete installation of solar panels on roof in Essex

Ground Source Heat Pump

Introduction to Our Eco House – Part 1 – Ground Source Heat Pump

After several months designing and building our eco home, we’re starting to see some real progress.

We decided that an old poorly insulation bungalow in Purleigh near Maldon in Essex would be a great opportunity to demonstrate all the services/product we provide in one place. The original bungalow was demolished, leaving only the foundations. These foundations were extended to form the base of our new building.

Ground Source Heat Pump Trenches It was decided that a ground source heat pump installation would suit the house best. The reason for this is that the building will be well insulated, underfloor heating will be fitted and the garden is large. Firstly we dug trenches 1.2 metres deep in the garden and laid our pipework. We decided to opt for a horizontal array, but if you’re tight for space or don’t want to dig your garden, then a borehole may suit you better.

For more information on our ground source heat pump installations visit the ground source heat pump section of our site

The heat pump used is a Vaillant 6kW Geotherm, this is able to generate approximately 4kW to heat the house for every 1kW used.

We then constructed a small shed to house the heat pump itself and a buffer tank. These can be located within the house, but as we have a large garden we decided to save space in the house. The ground source heat pump is a great way of using the natural warmth of the ground (which doesn’t fall below 5⁰C even during winter) to heat your home. The set-up will also provide a large part of the hot water requirements. The heat pump can provide 100% of the required hot water, but we’re also installing solar thermal.

Ground Source Heat PumpThe ground source heat pump is eligible for the Renewable Heat Premium Payment, which provided a £1,250 payment from the government after installation. Also, starting next spring we’ll be able to claim for the Renewable Heating Incentive, which will pay out for each unit of heat generated.

To heat the house itself the underfloor heating system draws heat from the buffer tank and pumps this around its network. Unlike traditional heating systems the ground source heat pump is most efficient when operated at a fixed temperature, i.e. the house’s temperature is maintained throughout day and night. This creates a very comfortable environment within the house, which is no longer subject to fluctuating temperatures.

Underfloor HeatingThe heat pump was installed several months ago and was able to comfortably warm the house despite the exceptionally cold and prolonged winter. We’ve also notice a very significant saving when compared with the old oil based heating system used previously.