Dimplex Ground Source Heat Pumps
Heat Pumps Scotland Ltd are Glasgow’s experts in energy efficiency and MCS qualified for Air Source Heat Pumps, installing a full range of high and low temperature solutions. We design, install, service & repair quality solutions from Daikin, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, and Dimplex.
If you are looking to install a Dimplex Ground Source Heat Pump you may want to know some specifics about this type of heat pump and other brands of heat pumps first.
What Is the Difference Between Dimplex Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps?
If you are living in a climate which needs reasonable heating and cooling needs, a heat pump can offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.
Much like a home refrigerator, Dimplex heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer.
This is how heat pumps work during the heating season, as heat pumps move warmth from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors.
Heat pumps move heat rather than generate heat, therefore, heat pumps can provide equal space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.
There are three types of heat pumps:
- Water Source
- Ground Source
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Dimplex Ground Source Heat Pumps
Dimplex ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) use pipes that are below the surface of the ground. These pipes extract heat from the ground. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home.
Unlike gas and oil boilers, heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods. During the winter they may need to be on constantly to heat your home efficiently. You will also notice that radiators won’t feel as hot to the touch as they might do when you are using a gas or oil boiler.
A ground source heat pump mixes water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe which is buried in your garden. Heat from the ground is then absorbed into the fluid and is passed through a heat exchanger and then finally into the heat pump.
This type of heat pump can be used all year long as the ground stays at a fairly constant temperature under the surface. Depending on the size of your home the length of the ground loop may vary. In some cases, a longer loop can draw more heat from the ground. If you choose a longer loop for your heat pump it will need more space to be buried in. If there is not enough space, a vertical borehole can be drilled instead.
The Benefits of Dimplex Ground Source Heat Pumps
- Reduced fuel bills, particularly if you replace conventional electric heating
- Heat pumps generate income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
- Lower home carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing
- No fuel deliveries
- Ground heat pumps heat your home as well as your water
- Minimal maintenance required
Air Source Heat Pumps
One of the most used type of heat pump is the air source heat pump scotland. This heat pump transfers heat between your house and the outside air. Modern heat pumps have the ability to reduce electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters. By investing in heat pumps that also have dehumidifying qualities this results in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.
This system is suitable for small flats to large detached houses and from an office block to a school. Not only are air source heat pumps reliable and sustainable form of heating technology but it also provides efficient space heating and hot water all year round.
Air source heat pumps work well in properties that have high levels of thermal efficiency. Heat Pump Scotland recommend undertaking basic improvements in existing properties such as cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, and double glazing, before installing a heat pump.
Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home.
Air source heat pump works by extracting heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. Heat pumps can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C.
How do Air source heat pumps work?
Heat from the air is absorbed at low temperature into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor where its temperature is increased and transfers its higher temperature heat to the heating and hot water circuits of the house. There are two main types of air source heat pump systems. An air-to-water system distributes heat via your wet central heating system.
Dimplex heat pumps work much more efficiently at a lower temperature than a standard boiler system would. This makes them more suitable for underfloor heating systems or larger radiators, which give out heat at lower temperatures over longer periods of time.
An air-to-air system produces warm air which is circulated by fans to heat your home. They are unlikely to provide you with hot water as well.
Will a Heat Pump System Work for Your Home or Business?
Do you have somewhere to put it? You’ll need a place outside your home where a unit can be fitted to a wall or placed on the ground. It will need plenty of space around it to get a good flow of air. A sunny wall is ideal.
Is your home well insulated? Since air source heat pumps work best when producing heat at a lower temperature than traditional boilers, it’s essential that your home is insulated and draught-proofed well for the heating system to be effective.
What fuel will you be replacing? The system will pay for itself much more quickly if it’s replacing an electricity or coal heating system. Heat pumps may not be the best option for homes using mains gas.
What type of heating system will you use? Air source heat pumps can perform better with underfloor heating systems or warm air heating than with radiator-based systems because of the lower water temperatures required.
Is the system intended for a new development? Combining the installation with other building work can reduce the cost of installing the system.
You may also want to consider ground source heat pumps, which use pipes buried in the garden to extract heat from the ground. We recommend using our Renewables Selector tool to find out which means of generating energy might work best for you.
Costs and savings with Dimplex Ground Source Heat Pumps
Installing a typical system costs around £7,000 to £11,000. Running costs will vary depending on a number of factors including the size of your home, how well insulated it is and what room temperatures you are aiming to achieve.
Savings with Dimplex Heat Pumps
Energy saving can vary and will depend on what system you use now, as well as what you are replacing it with. Savings on energy may be affected by:
Your heat distribution system
Many of us overestimate the power of our radiators. If possible it is recommended that you underfloor heating installed in your home as they can be much more efficient than radiators.
If your home or business does not have underfloor, it is advised that you use the largest radiators you can. At Heat Pumps Scotland we can recommend what system will be best for you.
Your fuel costs
Even though you have this type of heat pump installed you still have to pay fuel bills with a heat pump because it is powered by electricity, but you will save on the fuel you are replacing.
Your old heating system
If your old heating system was incompetent, you are more likely to see lower running costs with a new heat pump.
If you purchase a Dimplex heat pump that provides hot water, then this could limit the overall efficiency. It may be worth your while to consider solar water heating which will provide hot water in the summer and help keep your heat pump efficiency up.
Make sure that once your heat pump is installed that you get the most out of it. This is possible by setting the heating to come on for longer hours. It is possible for you to set the thermostat lower and still feel comfortable.
Your installer should explain to you how to control the system so you can use it most effectively.These are the savings you might make every year when replacing an existing heating system in an average four-bedroom detached home with an average air source heat pump installation.
Dimplex Ground Source Heat Pumps
Dimplex have a history than spans over the course of nearly 70 years and the brand has built a portfolio of over 700 products! This brands supplies heating solutions to both the public and commercial businesses. In both cases, Dimplex have created attractively-designed heating solutions that are efficient, reliable and durable.
This brand is one of the most experience on the market and have a range of quality production that can be installed in no time at all. The brand owes their success to the quality of their products and their constant improvement in every area of the business – from product development right through to customer service.
Dimplex products are designed and made in the UK and they believe that “no one else in the industry invests more in developing products that constantly set new standards”.
- The world’s largest electric heating appliance manufacturer.
- Reputation for continued investment in quality and innovation.
- Dimplex are members of ECA, EDA, BEAMA, HWA and HEVAC.
- BEAB-approved products.
- Dimplex have sold more than 45 million heaters via the trade in the UK alone.
Features of Dimplex Ground Source Heat Pumps
Dimplex have experience and expertise in ground source heat pump design. Whether you are looking for a commercial system or something for at home Dimplex ground source heat pumps come in every shade and size.
Heat Pump Ground Source – Domestic
- Compact dimensions for versatile installation.
- Variable heating water flow temperatures from 35ºC to 55ºC, weather compensated.
- Variable options for ground collector and heating system connections.
- Integrated WPM 2007 heat pump manager with removable control panel.
- Suitable for use with underfloor heating, radiator systems and to provide domestic hot water.
- Scroll compressor providing efficient, low noise running.
- Single phase electrical connection with electronic soft start to reduce starting current loads.
Heat Pump Ground Source – Commercial
- Variable heating water flow temperatures from 35ºC to 57ºC, weather compensated
- Integrated WPM 2007 heat pump manager with removable control panel (18 and 22 kW models)
- Integrated WPM Econ5Plus heat pump manager (75kW model)
- Suitable for use with underfloor heating, radiator systems and to provide domestic hot water
- Scroll compressor providing efficient, low noise running
- Three phase electrical connection with electronic soft start to reduce starting current loads
Heat Pumps Scotland
Would you like to find out more about heat pump installation in Scotland? At Heat Pumps Scotland we have a team of experts that can advise you the installation and maintenance of heat pumps.
Heat pumps are great solutions to traditional central heating systems as the electricity they use to run is minimal in comparison, making them not only a more efficient heating choice but far more environmentally friendly too. Normally when using a well-designed heat pump, users will only need one unit of electricity in order to delivery three, or even more, units of heat. Call us today for more information or advice on heat pump installation.