Heat Pumps – Air Source & Ground Source Installers in Cornwall

GreenGenUK is one of Cornwall’s leading installers of heat pumps.

GreenGen, based in Helston, helps numerous people every week switch from fossil fuel heating to renewable heating with heat pumps.

Heat pumps replace traditional heating systems. In doing so, they lower a home’s annual heating bill and carbon footprint. In addition, customers making the switch can earn £1000’s in Renewable Heat Incentive payments.

GreenGenUK heat pump solutions provide complete space heating and hot water demand. As such, there’s no need for a backup system.

Types of Heat Pump Installation

GreenGenUK specialises in the installation of:

Air Source Heat Pumps

The most popular heat pump installation is air source.

Air source heat pumps convert residual heat stored in the air into usable heating for our heating and hot water. Through a refrigeration and compression process, air source units are capable of achieving outputs of more than 400%.

Typically, an air source installation consists of a single external heat pump. The heat pump connects internally to a hot water cylinder. Radiators or underfloor heating then distribute the heat. The demand of the building dictates the size of the heat pump and cylinder.

Visit our air source heat pump page for further information.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps typically offer the highest efficiencies and subsidy payments. However, they usually come at a greater cost.

Ground source units make use of a ground array to harvest heat energy from the ground. Similar to air source, ground source heat pumps can be as much as 450% efficient.

A ground source install comprises of an internal ground source unit and cylinder connected to an external ground collector array (ground loops or borehole).

Visit our ground source page for further information.

Why install Heat Pumps?

More and more homes are switching to renewable heating with either an air source or ground source heat pump. With rising fuel costs and increased carbon awareness, this trend is likely to continue.

So, what are the benefits of installing a heat pump?

This trend is set to continue with rising fuel costs and more people become more increasingly of their carbon footprint.

So, what are the benefits of installing a heat pump?

Energy Savings

Heat pumps can be as much as 50% cheaper to run than their fossil fuel alternatives. Homes currently heated by oil, LPG or direct electric will see the most significant savings.

The efficiency of air source and ground source heat pumps make them the lowest cost heating system for homes off the mains gas grid.

For more information on how heat pumps work to drive down running costs, visit our heat pump savings page.

The Renewable Heat Incentive

In order to incentivise the uptake of carbon-friendly heating, the government subsidises heat pump installations. The subsidy is known as the Renewable Heat Incentive. Or RHI for short.

Basically, in order to offset the capital costs of renewable heating installations, the RHI pays customers for switching their heating demand to a renewable means. Domestic RHI runs for seven years, whereas the commercial RHI is paid over 20 years. Payments are quarterly.

Further information on the RHI, how it works and how it could benefit you can be found over on our Renewable Incentives page. Alternatively, visit Ofgem’s dedicated RHI page for more info.

Carbon Savings

Domestic heating is one of the largest contributors to UK carbon emissions.

As such, swapping fossil fuel heating fuels for a heat pump produces a significant carbon reduction. Even a small heat pump system will reduce a home’s carbon footprint by a number of tonnes each year.