Lucky, having checked his pressure gauge waits for Santa! The snow had quite an impact here in Stamford with all sorts of excitement and heating challenges thrown our way!
Always ready to rise to the occasion, we were busy on callouts adjusting sensors, checking filters and even removing animal nesting debris from a few heat pump systems. This is Dan, one of our engineers filling the horizontal ground loops with glycol at a current ground source heat pump installation near
As with any complex system comprising of numerous parts - some individual components are relatively unknown. A good example of this is the humble manifold chamber - an essential but low profile part of a ground source system (they are usually buried in the ground!) A manifold chamber takes all of the pipes carrying the heat from the ground (usually 6 ports, but can be as many as 20 ) and converts them to two larger header pipes which go on to the heat pump itself. Recently we
For those of you who are interested in this sort of nitty gritty. The photo below shows the contents taken from a strainer on the pipework from a ground loop into one of our heat pump systems. The system was just 5 months old at the time of the inspection.... As you can see, it is mostly plastic pipe scrapings with the odd bit of organic debris (leaf) etc. These strainers need to be checked and emptied regularly so as to avoid blockages and a consequent reduction in the flow
Did you see us at the NEC? This was our first ever show, but we doubt it will be our last! We had a fantastic time at the show and were continually inundated with people keen to know more about renewable technologies and how they can be used in their own home. Because we install all of the renewable heating technologies (Air Source Heat Pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal and Biomass) people were pleased to be given unbiased opinions as to which technology would b
We are delighted that the details of the Domestic RHI scheme have been announced! Today, Energy Minsiter Greg Barker announced the long anticipated details of the domesic Renewable Heat Incentice (RHI) scheme for householders using solar thermal, heat pumps and biomass heating systems. The scheme will start in Spring 2014, prior to the scheme starting Renewable Heat Premium Payments (RHPP) will continue to be available, effectively providing a grant towards installation costs