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Heat Pumps Glasgow: The Future of Renewable Energy

The demand for Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) is rising as more and more customers are demanding renewable energy sources.

GSHPs use pipes to source energy. These pipes are inserted deep into the ground, usually in the garden area. These pipes extract heat from the ground which can be used to fuel radiators, underfloor/warm air heating systems and hot water in your property.

 

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Home Renewable Systems: Solar PV and the Tesla Powerwall, Heat Pumps, and More

Renewable energy has been a main focus of the energy sector for many years now. Harnessing, wind, wave, and solar power would mean essentially free, clean energy. No more burning of hydrocarbons, meaning less pollution into the atmosphere and more oil and gas available for the production of other goods; oil derivatives are used heavily in pharmaceuticals, clothing, packing, and many other areas.

The advancement of technology in the industry does not only benefit companies and governments. Homeowners are now able to access small-scale renewable and sustainable solutions, such as heat pumps, biomass generators, and solar panels. Combine these with a home battery system – such as a Tesla Powerwall – and you have a system that allows homeowners to be at least semi-independent from the energy providers.

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Biomass Boilers, Renewable Heat Incentive and The Story So Far

Back in 2011, the Scottish government announced that it was working towards a Renewable Scotland by 2020. This plan had a goal that the country would have a delivery of 100% energy generation from renewables by this time.

In real time, with just four years to go, the government are now aiming for 50% renewable by 2030. heat is the main focus and the government is encouraging homeowners to invest in renewable energy.

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Heat Pumps – Scotland is About to Get Warmer for a Lot Less Money

When it comes to heating the home, we all want to get the maximum amount of warmth for the minimum amount of pennies. Living in Scotland can be a cold affair even in the warmest of months, so anything that makes the climate a bit more bearable while still being cheap is a gift from the heavens.

For homeowners, one lovely little piece of applied thermodynamics that meets both these requirements in the heat pump. Heat pumps glasgow are based of clever use of physical sciences to move thermal energy from a cooler environment to a warmer one, with the warmer being known as the “heat sink”. Most heat pumps are vapour-compression refrigeration devices. As may be apparent, their science shares much in common with refrigerators.

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The HEEPS Equity Loan – What Is It?

An equity loan is repaid when the property is sold. Applicants do not make any ongoing payments. The amount repaid is related to how much was borrowed and the value of the property when it is sold.

Who can access HEEPS Equity Loans?

This is a pilot scheme open to householders in the following local authorities only: Glasgow City, Argyll and Bute and Perth and Kinross.

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How Does Underfloor Heating Work?

Underfloor heating can be either a system that pumps warm water through piping under the floor (a wet system) or electric coils placed under the floor (a dry system) that heat up when activated. Taking advantage of the basic physical principle that heat rises, warmth from under the floor is radiated into the room.

Underfloor heating is the oldest form of central heating – the Romans used a form of underfloor heating called hypocausts, which heated their buildings and baths. The current form of underfloor heating is common in the Nordic countries in Northern Europe, and has been gaining traction in the UK for the last several years.

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New Loft Ladder And It’s Benefits

The loft can be one of the  most under-appreciated spaces of a home. They can be transformed into airy work spaces, beautiful private bedrooms, or simply fade away into obscurity. One of the main reasons for the latter is due to the difficulty that can arise when trying to access lofts.

At some point or other, we’ve all climbed a set of rickety, you’re-going-to-break-a-shin ladders to ascend to the storage heaven that is the loft. This makes use of the loft space dangerous and off-putting. To get around this, install a new loft ladder and begin to experience the full benefits of your loft space. Whatever your desires, DMS installations will be there to ensure they are realised to their full potential.

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The Benefits of Underfloor Heating

These days, most people spend their time in an artificial climate, whether in the front living room or the chicken-coop office. Underfloor heating provides a different way to heat a space, one which is far more efficient that previous routes.

Modern underfloor heating is an ancient concept updated with contemporary technology. Roman villas and bath houses used to use underfloor spaces to pass air through – heated by an open fire – which would in turn heat the structure.

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The Benefits of Insulation Including Loft Insulation

Your households energy bills are often one of your biggest financial expenditures. In fact, the average cost of heating a typical UK home is £752 per year. However, by choosing to effectively insulate your home, this cost can be drastically reduced. DMS offer professional energy efficient installations which improve the warmth of your home and save you money.

Underfloor Insulation

Did you know that up to 15% of your household’s heat can be lost through an uninsulated floor? By investing in underfloor insulation you will reduce pesky draughts and increase the warmth in your home. Properly insulating your home is a great, low-cost way to reduce your energy bills. You can save up to £150 per year with underfloor insulation.

Each of our fully accredited Domestic Energy Assessors will inspect your home to ensure it’s suitable for underfloor insulation. What’s more, we will discuss any grants or funding available to you.

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Have An Energy Efficient House By Looking At The Cost Of Your Watts

In the digital age today, we are more connected than ever. Most of our objects now use power to operate. This is great for convenience; however, as a result we are using more energy in our homes than ever before.

Energy bills are one the biggest expenditures households pay. In fact, a typical energy bill is £752 per year.

By taking control of your energy usage through insulation, solar panels and other energy saving measures you can reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills.  Solar panels alone can save you nearly £400 per year. That’s over half an average household’s energy bill.

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