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CA Heat Pumps Limited
23 Wolsingham Road
Gosforth
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NE3 4RP

+44 (0) 7738 362621

info@caheatpumps.co.uk

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Welcome to CA Heat Pumps

CA Heat Pumps offers a complete package for ground and air source heat pumps, from system design and specification, to supply, installation and commissioning, underfloor heating and after sales service.

Heat Pumps are suitable for most buildings and can provide a clean and energy efficient method of heating and hot water utilising solar energy stored in the ground, water or air.

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a device which moves heat from one area, otherwise known as the ‘heat source’ to another area, ‘the heat sink’ using an electrical input which can produce up to five times its own power in heating.

We use a heat pump in our everyday lives because the essential components are simply those which make up a refrigerator.

When a refrigerator cools the internal box which keeps food cold and fresh, the surplus heat is vented out the back; this heat can be viewed as a ‘waste product’.

A heat pump works with the same technology in that a heat pump is trying to cool the outside, whether it be air, earth or water.

The ‘waste heat’ which the system produces is then utilised to provide ‘useful heat’ in a building.

What are the Benefits of Heat Pumps?
Heat pumps are extremely efficient: their efficiency is measured in terms of COP (coefficient of performance). The COP is typically around 4, essentially meaning that a heat pump is 400% efficient. This can be compared to the most efficient condensing boilers rated at around 91 – 92% efficient.
With the continual rising cost of fossil fuels, heat pump running costs can be up to 70% cheaper than that of a conventional system.
Grants: there are a number of grant options or incentives available depending upon the type of building, the area, the application and which manufacturer is used. (Please see: Grants and Incentives).
The essential components of a heat pump are similar to those which make up a refrigerator and with limited moving parts are very reliable with very low maintenance.
There is no requirement for a flue as heat pump technology is pollutant free with zero CO2 emissions and no risk of combustion or noxious gases.
Reduced VAT – heat pumps are a renewable technology and therefore have a tax rate of 5%.
Heat pump installations assist with compliance to Part L of Building Regulations which have been introduced to help meet the Government’s target of a 20% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2010.
Saleability: potentially a property will be more attractive for selling or letting because of a more efficient and low running cost heating system.
Unlike a conventional boiler, the efficiency of a ground source heat pump does not diminish over the anticipated lifespan of 20 – 25 years. The anticipated lifespan of a ground loop array may well be in excess of 50 years.
Heat pumps reduce your Carbon footprint. With the world becoming more conscious about global warming by installing a heat pump one can reduce the impact they have on the environment.

A Low Carbon Future

The Government has set itself an ambitious target of a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2010 compared with the level in 1990. There have been various changes made to Building Regulations, in particular Part L, to help the Government achieve this target.

Since April 2008 every new planning application in England requires a rating from 1 – 6 under the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH). A figure of 1 indicates a slight improvement on Part L of the Building Regulations for 2006, whereas 6 is zero carbon. With the Government encouraging a low carbon future it has been mentioned that a rating of 6 will be required by all new homes from the year 2016.

The code measures a home’s sustainability against nine design categories and points can be gained in each. Renewable energy will prove essential for Authorities to meet targets for reduced or zero carbon.

Around 70% of domestic CO2 emissions are produced by the provision of heating and hot water. Heat pumps have zero carbon emissions and are critical in helping achieve a lower CO2 target.
Please contact us if you require any additional information on the services that CA Heat Pumps is able to offer.

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