Renewable Energy

Britchards are particularly active within the renewable energy sector. We offer most renewable energy based technologies including air source & ground source heat pumps & solar thermal hot water systems.

There has been increased emphasis on the use of renewable energy products in recent years. The government has introduced incentives encouraging domestic and commercial property owners to have renewable energy products installed. Changes to Building Regulations has also led to increased use of heat pumps.

With ever increasing energy costs heat pumps offer a cost effective alternative to the use of natural gas, oil and LPG fired boilers.

Britchards are an approved/manufacturer trained installers for Mitsubishi, Daikin & Nibe; some of the leading brands. We can offer a competitive, dependable and professional solution.

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    Types of Renewable Energy Undertaken

    • Air Source – Air Source heat pumps work by extracting heat from the outside air which is then absorbed into the unit as a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor where its temperature is increased before then passing through a heat exchanger to provide heat to serve heating and hot water systems.

    • Ground Source – Ground source heat pumps work in a similar way to air source except instead of extracting heat from the outside air, heat is drawn from the ground via buried pipe loops or boreholes.

    • Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems – Solar thermal hot water systems use roof mounted solar panels/collectors to collect heat from the sun which is then used to indirectly heat the water in hot water cylinders.

    Benefits of Renewable Energy

    • Reduce your heating bills

    • Sustainable energy

    • Minimal maintenance required

    • Vastly reduced carbon emissions

    • Gain energy independence

    • Safe source of energy

    • Increase the value of your property

    • Gain potential income from Government schemes such as the RHI scheme

    • No need for fuel delivery or storage

    • Quieter and more allergy friendly source of energy

    Heat Pumps

    Heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular as a viable alternative heat source as we all look to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. There are a number of different options available with air source and ground source being the most popular.

    There are many benefits to using a heat pump. There is no need for delivery or storage of bulky fuels and it is extremely cost effective. The heat can be supplied through radiators or through underfloor heating which is a more space saving and aesthetically pleasing option freeing up wall space.

    With no need for planning permission heat pumps can quickly and easily be installed with little inconvenience and once installed they require minimum maintenance and have been known to increase the value of properties.

    • Air Source Heat Pumps – Air source heat pumps are popular because of the relative ease of installation. Air source heat pumps are equally effective in the winter as they are in the summer. With both low & high temperature air source heat pumps manufactured, solutions are readily available for both new & existing buildings.

    • Ground Source Heat Pumps – Ground source heat pumps offer an extremely cost effective, efficient low carbon system using the naturally ground stored warmth obtained form the suns energy. There is the potential for up to 70% less carbon emissions than a regular oil or gas boiler system.  It is effective all year round and can warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

    Solar Thermal Hot Water

    A solar thermal hot water system can be a great addition to any property, old or new.

    Britchards have extensive knowledge of solar thermal hot water systems having installed many systems in the last few years..

    Whether flat panel or evacuated tube type collectors mounted in roof, on roof or on brackets, Britchards can install the most suitable configuration for your property.

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