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What type of building is suitable for a heat pump?

Any type of wet heating system is suitable, including radiators, underfloor heating and ducted air. Heat pumps can heat to any temperature, but they are most efficient when the flow temperature is low. Typically, a maximum flow temperature of 55 C is recommended. Higher temperatures are easier to achieve for larger systems, so many commercial projects and district heating schemes use flow temperatures of up to 80 C.

With this in mind, any building can be suitable for a heat pump installation. Well-insulated buildings tend to achieve a higher efficiency, using a flow temperature of 35-55 C. Old, draughty buildings are more likely to require a high flow temperature, which will reduce the system efficiency. However, this is not always the case: some older properties have over-sized radiators that can provide plenty of heat at a lower temperature.

Are you considering a water source heat pump project ?

Renewables First have considerable experience and full project capability, from initial feasibility study through to system design and installation.

The first step to develop a water source heat pump project is to conduct a Free Initial Heat Pump Assessment.

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Once complete, you will understand the site potential and be guided through the next steps to develop your project.