Your home or office’s present energy efficiency has to be thoroughly analyzed before deciding who to hire to install a heat pump. If you don’t have the time or money to conduct this yourself, you may choose to hire an independent energy assessor to perform it for you (EPC).
In an EPC, you’ll find:
- How much energy a property consumes and the average cost of that energy
- Ideas for saving money and reducing energy consumption
- Using an EPC, a property can be rated from A (the most efficient) to G (the least efficient).
Your home’s insulation plays a major role in determining the size and efficiency of the heat pump you choose. Insulation is more critical for heat pumps than it is for gas boilers since they provide heat at a lower but more consistent temperature. Included in this are:
- Wall or cavity insulation.
- Roofing insulation.
- Double-paned windows.
If you reside in an older home, you may also want to check the insulation of your flooring.
How About a Heat Pump That Uses Air or Ground as Its Energy Source?
Next, you’ll need to decide if you want an air or ground-based heat pump. In general, air heat pumps are simpler to set up, but they perform significantly worse in terms of energy efficiency. One issue to consider is whether or not the main pump unit can be installed outside. A proper soojuspumba paigaldus is essential.
A ground heat pump is more effective, but it necessitates extensive excavation to accommodate the exterior pipes. If you don’t have access to heavy gear and diggers, an air source heat pump may be a better option.
How to Locate the Best Installer
If you know your zip code, you may use this database to find local installers. To ensure you’re asking the appropriate questions, we suggest getting at least three bids for the job and researching the technology beforehand. The Renewable Heat Incentive, a government programme that reimburses families for the energy they generate, should be taken into account prior to installing your heat pump. Make sure your installer is a member of the Micro-generation Certification Scheme in order to qualify for this.