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May08

Birmingham installers of Air Source Heat Pumps for Swimming Pools!

Swimming pool full and warm…..any one for a dip?

We Supply & install Air Source Heat Pumps  to Birmingham & The Midlands. Did you know that we at Heatwise Southwest Renewables can solve your swimming pool heating problems by installing an Air Source Heat Pump???

This is best done using Air Source Heat Pumps to warm the water at a much lower cost than conventional boiler systems. Blowair units are sometimes good used in conjunction with an ASHP to warm the air in the room too. This can also be used to dehumidify if required. We can also run it off your exhisting heat source or an alternative heat source if you require so. There are many options that we can do, so if you have any questions regarding Air Source Heat Pumps & heating your swimming pool get in touch!

May03

Underfloor heating Birmingham – options we can offer!

We supply and install Underfloor Heating to Birmingham & The Midlands. Here in Birmingham at Heatwise Southwest Renewables Ltd, we believe Underfloor Heating can be installed into almost any application.

When in a new build we have more scope and can staple the Underfloor Heating pipe straight onto the top of the cellatex insulation, or if we are limeted to height we can put down a layer of multi-foil which will give us the same u-values as such before. A good layer of screed is then layed on top. Usually between 50mm-100mm,the thicker the better! When this slab warms up it will act as a good storage for the heat.

Other options if we have joists are to mulifoil betwwen them and use joist hangers to hang the pipe in place.This is usually best for 1st floor upwards unless you have a block and beam structure when the first way we mentioned is best!

An Underfloor Heating heat deflector plate system is also available although this system we do not chose to do so much we have done it on occasions and can do if this is what you wish to have!

We can also do an infil in timber between the joists and multifoil on top of this structure and we then will clip our pipes to the timber sections…This then can be filled in with a biscuit screed once again to help with heat storage which also comes in handy with thicker floor coverings.

In the case of a retro fit on an existing property in may be easier to do an overlay system which we lay a grooved board over the top of the existing flooring. in such cases we can get away with as little as 25mm in height required for this.

If carpet is to be laid on top we would need to discuss the tog values and specific underlay would need to be laid in place to allow the heat to come through adequately.
If timber flooring is to be laid we would have to discuss again with the thickness etc and other precautions would have to be maid to ensure the floor doesnt get too hot. This is where we would need to add floor sensors.

The underfloor heating we run at a lower temperature, as the heat rises we get to feel a lot more of the heat that would have been lost using radiators, therefor saving us money.

We can do mutiple manifold underfloor heating systems or even just a single room.

Give us a call to discuss your Underfloor Heating requirements – 07958301525
or email -info@heatwisesouthwestrenewables.co.uk

Apr29

Birmingham’s Total Service Heat Pump Package (Air Source & Ground Source)-The Renewable Experts

Birmingham’s Total Service Heat Pump Package (Air Source Heat Pump & Ground Source Heat Pumps) … Here at HEATWISE SOUTHWEST RENEWABLES in Birmingham we offer a total service package…. from carefull planning and system design, through to installation and after care. We cover all areas of Birmingham, The Midlands …Solihull, Shirley, Dorridge, Knowle, Chadwick End, Hall Green, Lapworth, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Harbourne, Edgebaston, Kings Norton etc …and further a field!!! Our favourite Heat Pump of choice would have to be the ‘OPEN LOOP’ Ground Source Heat Pump!! Although not as popular since the ease of  Air Source Heat Pumps alike it is still most consistent with efficiency (COP) not changing by the change in climate as other sources do vary slightly.

The open loop heat pump system maybe the most expensive way but is the most efficient choice. The source water extracted from the water table is most constant at around 12-13 deg whatever season we are in, making the COP (co efficiency performance) by far the best. Although depending on specification of the heat pump an extraction license maybe required if the the heat pump requires over 20’000 litres a day as this is all we are allowed to extract.

…These work in the same way as the closed loop system but the source of low grade heat comes form the water table via a borehole/well/spring and a borehole pump. This low grade heat from the water is extracted via the heat exchanger in the heat pump it then passes through a compressor that raises it to a higher temperature, which can then heat water for the heating and hot water circuits of the house. The cooled waste water passes back into the ground via a seccond borehole (re-charge hole) where it absorbs further energy from the ground in a continuous process as long as heating is required …and so the cycle continues while we demand heat.

If there is enough yield of water, there is the option to use the borehole/well to also supply the property’s grey water. If it is intended for drinking (potable) then a good filtration tank system will require installing. These are all options to look at before choosing what application is right for you….so if your thinking Heat Pumps….Think HEATWISE SOUTHWEST RENEWABLES!!!

Apr26

Air Source Heat Pumps- Birminghams Heat Pump Experts

Air Source Heat Pump installations in Birmingham & The Midlands.  Here at ‘Heatwise Southwest Renewables’ in Birmingham  we are specialist installers of the renewable technologies…Heat Pumps, Solar Panels alike….  Below is a brief summary of how Air Source Heat Pumps work.

Air Source Heat Pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home.

An Air Source Heat Pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts Heat from its inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Heat Pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the air is constantly being renewed which we call sustainable !

Heat from the air is absorbed at low temperature into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor, increases in temperature, and gives off higher temperature heat to the heating and hot water circuits of the house.

There are two main types of Air Source Heat Pump system – Air to Water Heat Pump & Air to air Heat Pump. We are allways trying to educate people towards the benefits of renewable energy and how britain itelf is trying to move towards a sustainable future !!! Did you know, By 2016 gas boilers will no longer be able to be installed into a new build, this is all part of the big changeover to get great britain installing more heat pumps and saving energy just like the rest of Europe and the World.

Apr09

Mitsubushi Ecodan – Air Source Heat Pump (Birmingham Installers.)

Mitsubishi Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump Installers. Birmingham based Heatwise Southwest Renewables just love these Air Source  Heat Pumps(ASHP)! The Mitsubushi Ecodan is fastly beccoming the most sort after Heat Pump for the average size house, that is looking to go down the renewables route and start reducing there carbon emmisions! See our pages regarding Air Source Heat Pumps for further info or email us at info@heatwisesouthwestrenewables.co.uk

 

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