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Are you looking for a low-carbon, sustainable and energy-efficient way of heating your home? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. A heat pump is an innovative way of delivering heat to your home without any of the environmental or efficiency concerns that some other heating systems come with. In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about heat pumps including what they are, how they work and why your property needs one. We’ll also highlight how Chillmech can help and why we’re the top company for heat pump installation.

We are Chillmech, one of the oldest established air conditioning companies in the UK. For over 50 years we have specialised in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of all types of heat pump systems and air conditioning. Our solutions will keep you warmer for longer for your complete satisfaction. Contact us today for your FREE survey – we can’t wait to hear from you!

What is a heat pump?

Around 40% of global emissions are generated by how we heat our homes, and switching to cleaner, low-carbon alternatives plays a critical role in tackling climate change. One of these alternatives is investing in a heat pump for your home or commercial property. Heat pumps are designed to remove ‘low grade’ heat from the ground or air around a building and increase it to a ‘High Grade’ usable temperature that can then be introduced by air or water to keep buildings warm inside. This is possible because the ground and air outside always contain some heat even when it’s below zero degrees, a heat pump refrigeration system often operates its heat reclaim circuit at around -10 to -20°C hence its ability to draw heat most of the time from its surroundings.

How does a heat pump work?

1. The heat from the air outside or warmth from the ground is blown or pumped over the heat exchange surface of the exterior part of the heat pump.

2. This heat (even at zero degrees) causes the refrigerant liquid to evaporate and turn into a gas.

3. This gas moves through a compressor, which increases the pressure and causes the temperature to rise. Much like the end of a bicycle air pump gets hot as you pump up a tyre.

4. The heated gas is passed over the internal heat exchange surface. This heat is then blown around the interior or transferred into a central heating or hot water system.

5. After losing the heat the gas lowers in temperature as the heat is transferred into the home and it returns to a liquid state.

6. This cycle repeats until your building reaches the temperature setting on your thermostat.

Our Heat Pump Supply, Installation, Service & Repair Solutions

We are great believers in ‘Highly Energy Efficient’ Heat Pump systems, and we take pride in quoting, installing, servicing and repairing all types of heat pumps. Whether it be for household underfloor heating/hot water, a swimming pool or small office systems. We supply and install ‘Daikin Altherma’ Heat Pumps and hot water cylinders and service and repair ‘Mitsubishi Ecodan’ systems too.

Our services include…

  • Air to Water Heat Pumps.
  • Air Cooled Chillers.
  • Large Air-to-Air Split Systems.
  • Ventilation Heat Recovery Systems.
  • Air Conditioning Equipment.
  • Out of Hours Services

An Annual Service of any Heat Pump system is highly recommended as it gives a chance for our engineers to clean, inspect water filters and check the efficiency of the critical parts before winter periods. Finding the best solution for your needs is our success and we strive for success every time! Get in touch with us today for your FREE survey!

Why does my property need a heat pump?

The experts at Chillmech have installed, maintained and serviced heat pumps for many years. As such we have seen their worth proven time and time again in many domestic and commercial settings. Here’s why investing in a heat pump is a smart idea for many homeowners…

  • Reduce Your Energy Bills

Do you want to save money on your energy bills? If so, then choosing to install a heat pump to provide your property with year-round heating means that you can avoid the costs associated with gas and oil. If you are currently using oil, LPG or electric heating, you’ll likely see a significant reduction in the cost of your energy bill when you install a heat pump.

  • No VAT On Installation

If you choose to switch to a heat pump in the next five years, you can take advantage of 0% VAT on the installation. The government recently announced this bonus which will save on the cost of installation, so you can enjoy the addition of installing a new heating system in your property without breaking the bank.

  • Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Around 40% of global emissions are generated by how we heat our properties. Many home and property owners are looking for ways to lower their carbon footprint and contribute positively to the environment. Switching to cleaner, low-carbon alternatives such as heat pumps to warm your property plays a critical role in tackling climate change.

  • Get Ahead

The way we choose to heat our homes is evolving, and heat pumps are an important part of the future of heating. To ensure that you don’t get left behind in technological advancements, we strongly advise switching to a heat pump now so that your property is future-proofed.

  • Heating AND Cooling!

Did you know that as well as heating, heat pump systems can cool rooms as well? By simply reversing the flow of air, you can keep your home cool in the summer and warmer throughout the winter too. This means that you can enjoy an all-in-one heating and cooling system that can accommodate a range of temperature management requirements.

  • Improved Indoor Comfort

Your heat pump system ensures a comfortable indoor environment throughout the year by regulating temperatures. Whether you’re facing a scorching summer or a chilly winter, your heat pump manages the temperature for overall comfort. What’s more, our heat pumps boast complete convenience with easy-to-use controls at the touch of a button.

  • Boost Property Value

Heat pumps reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint and allow you to get ahead and future-proof your property. As such, these benefits mean that you could see the value of your property increase. Prospective buyers seek innovative and advanced systems for temperature management, which makes heat pumps a smart investment.

Heat pumps deliver a range of comprehensive benefits beyond simple temperature control, including lowering the cost of your energy bills, improving your levels of indoor comfort, increasing your property’s value, reducing your carbon footprint and much more. Investing in a heat pump system can contribute to a more comfortable and more enjoyable living environment for you and your family. So, if you’re ready to book your heat pump installation, contact us today for a FREE quote!

Is a heat pump right for my property?

Now that we’ve taken a look at the benefits of heat pumps, you may be wondering whether they are suitable for your property. If you’re thinking about heat pump installation, here are some factors to consider…

  • Climate

Heat pumps typically perform the best in moderate climates where temperatures rarely reach extreme highs or lows. The experts at Chillmech can let you know if a heat pump is suitable for your property and the climate you live in during your FREE site survey.

  • Property Size & Layout

Your property’s size and layout can impact the type and size of your heat pump. When selecting your heat pump system, our experts will assess the available space, insulation levels and number of occupants to ensure we provide a heat pump that’s right for you.

  • Existing HVAC Infrastructure

Does your property have an existing HVAC structure? If so, then you’ll need to consider system compatibility and integration. Don’t worry though, Chillmech has years of industry experience in domestic and commercial heat pump insulation so we can do it all.

Ready to arrange your FREE site survey for your heat pump? Here’s how it works…

So, how does it work?

  1. Get in touch with us…

Contact us to arrange a FREE survey for us to assess the work that needs to be done. We will then return a FREE quote quickly and efficiently.

  • Visit…

We’ll visit your property to carry out the work. Whether that’s installation, servicing or repairs of heat pumps, ventilation, AC and more!

  • Quality Results…

We will deliver quality results. We take a great deal of pride in what we do and are dedicated to your complete satisfaction.

In Conclusion…

If you’re thinking of installing a heat pump in your home or commercial property, then we strongly recommend that you go for it! From improved indoor air quality and elevating your property’s value to reducing your carbon footprint and taking advantage of 0% VAT on the installation for the next 5 years, heat pumps deliver a huge range of benefits for many property owners. At Chillmech, we offer full design, installation, servicing, and repair of heat pump systems, from the smallest to the largest and most complex systems. If you want to transform your property with a quality heat pump system, then we have the solutions. See how a heat pump can elevate your property and lifestyle with professional heat pump system installation.

We at Chillmech are one of the oldest established air conditioning companies in the UK, continuously trading since 1976. We specialise in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of all types of heat pump systems. We have built a sound reputation for providing excellent client service and communication skills, with many of our customers retaining our services for over 20 years. The business is family-run and whether it’s a domestic home-type system or a commercial system – we can assist. Our site surveyors can attend your site by appointment and return FREE quotes quickly and efficiently. Choosing us means that you are choosing a company that is truly dedicated to your long-term comfort and peace of mind.

Heat Pump FAQs

Q: How much does a heat pump cost?

The cost of heat pump services will vary depending on the service you require (installation, servicing, repairs etc), and the type of systems you have or require. Contact us for a FREE quote!

Q: How often should a heat pump be serviced?

We recommend servicing your heat pump at least once a year to ensure it’s performing at its best.

Q: Can I service my heat pump myself?

We recommend contacting professionals to service your heat pump.

Q: What is the lifespan of a heat pump?

With proper maintenance and annual servicing, we have seen our heat pump systems last for over 20 years.

Q: Is annual heat pump servicing a requirement for warranty coverage?

We recommend checking your warranty terms, as many manufacturers require annual servicing to maintain coverage.

Q: How do you service a heat pump?

Our annual heat pump service includes:

  • Full visual checks
  • Temperature checks
  • System checks (visual and diagnostic)
  • All relevant pipework pressure tested (including leaks)
  • Electrical circuits tested
  • Professional advice on system set-up and product use

When you choose Chillmech to service your heat pump, you will enjoy an end-to-end service for your complete peace of mind. Get in touch with us to book your FREE site survey today.

Why choose Chillmech?

  50 Years of Experience  

With nearly 50 years of experience, you can trust that your installation, servicing and repairs are in safe hands.  
  FREE Quotes  

We offer FREE surveys and no-obligation quotes so you can decide if we’re the right company for you.
  Highly-Trained Team  

We use our own F-Gas and DAIKIN/MITSUBISHI Trained Engineers for all our work and take pride in what we do.

If you’re looking for Heat Pump supply, installation, servicing, and repair, we’re the company for you. Get in touch today to arrange your FREE site survey!

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