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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY

Your most common questions answered by Elite Renewables Ltd. Learn more about heat pumps, battery storage, and the key technologies taking the world by storm. For additional information, reach out to our office in London.

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TAKING THE HASSLE OUT OF YOUR SUSTAINABILITY TRANSFORMATION

If you’re new to the world of solar, EV charging and other renewable technologies, Elite Renewables Ltd is a good place to start. We don’t expect you to be an expert, that’s our job, but our latest FAQs and the answers could help you make informed decisions for your home or business space in London. Read on or contact us directly for additional details.

  • What is an air source heat pump (ASHP)?
    An air source heat pump, sometimes referred to as an air-to-water source heat pump, transfers heat from the outside air to water, which heats your rooms via radiators or underfloor heating. It can also heat water stored in a hot water cylinder for your hot taps, showers and baths.
  • Are air source heat pumps expensive to run?
    Air source heat pumps can provide significant savings over traditional heating systems, due to their low running costs.
  • What is a ground source heat pump?
    A ground source heat pump is a renewable heating system that extracts low temperature solar energy stored in the ground and compresses this energy into a higher temperature. It will provide the building with 100% of its heating and hot water all year providing efficient and affordable heating.
  • What are the benefits of a ground source heat pump?
    A ground source heat pump offers a renewable, low carbon, environmentally-friendly heat source with a clean, sustainable, waste and virtually noise free system.
  • Can heat pumps be used for all types of properties?
    Designed and sized correctly, a heat pump system can provide space heating, hot water and cooling for any domestic and commercial property. For existing properties, it is always beneficial to improve insulation, if possible. A review of the heating distribution system on a room-by-room basis is also required to assess if further capacity is needed, for instance more or larger radiators.
  • What is the best option for my property – boreholes or horizontal loops:
    Boreholes are always the more expensive option whilst horizontal loops require quite a lot more space - for a new build property, around twice the total floor area and for older properties up to five times the total floor area. In a garden with trees, the available space for collector pipes is reduced as roots have to be avoided. If a paddock or a field is available, it is usually the best option. The efficiency of a borehole system is the same as that of a horizontal loop system, provided that the size of the collector is correct. If passive cooling is required, boreholes are a better option, as the temperature in the borehole is more constant over the year
  • How deep do ground source heat pumps go?
    Around 75 – 200 metres deep. Borehole depth depends on the heat demand of the property and the underlying geology, but is likely to be around 75 – 200 metres deep. You will need space inside your home for the indoor heat pump unit, which contains key components.
  • Where can I find renewable energy products?
    Elite Renewables Ltd is a leading supplier of renewable energy products, including air source heat pumps and solar panels. We’re on a mission to make sustainable power accessible with the design and integration of innovative solutions that empower our clients to embrace the journey toward a greener, more efficient future.
  • Which home heating systems are most sustainable?
    The most environmentally-friendly home heating systems are heat pumps. They work by moving hot air from one area to another rather than combusting fuel. Because they can transfer more energy than they consume under the right conditions, they can be up to 100% more energy efficient.
  • How are ground source heat pumps installed?
    Ground source heat pumps feature a loop of piping which is buried beneath the ground near your property and circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze.
  • Which heating and air conditioning units are most eco-friendly?
    Heat pumps are some of the most sustainable HVAC units available on the market, operating with equal efficiency both night and day.
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