There is a definite feeling of Spring about to be sprung. The mornings and evenings are getting lighter and things are happening in the garden, birds are making noises, some days it even feels a little warmer…..
The cold winter and heating season is largely behind us now although we are not out of the woods just yet. Thoughts may turn towards holidays, the garden, everything except that old heating system that needs replacing – it can wait another year or at least until the autumn. Yes, that’s it – we will get it done in the autumn!
The problem is, so will everyone else. And when you want a good plumber or heating engineer you can never get one!
This is the perfect time to replace that oil fired boiler and get a new, efficient, economic heat pump. It can be installed and ready to take on the cold days later in the year – and it will give you all your hot water all year long.
The Government is due to announce the details of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which is expected to start in October 2012. This will reimburse the user for running the heat pump and will contribute a good percentage of the running costs – greatly reducing payback periods for the capitol cost of the pump.
If you are building new, you may have just started or are about to start your project. It is never too early to plan in those elements like the heat pump so that the detail in all parts of the new building can accommodate the heat pump later on in the job.
As the weather improves (it will eventually – promise) the ground will become drier. If you are thinking of a ground source heat pump the conditions will be perfect in the next few months – another reason to do it now!
If the system needs to be tweaked here and there, there is plenty of time to make adjustments and change settings before the bad weather starts again.
With heat pumps lasting around 25 to 30 years, you can install it and forget it. Minimal maintenance and low running costs, especially compared to oil – there has never been a better time to invest in a good quality air or ground source heat pump.
If you get the ball rolling now, your new heat pump will be in just in time for the RHI!!
Blog Post by Andy Lewis