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Pumped! How Heat Pumps Deliver Free Energy and Increase Business

Release Date: 05/12/2011

Heat pumps are set to become the fastest growing renewable technology. In this seminar at EcoBuild on Wednesday 21st March, in the Installer Connect seminar room, Griff Thomas from ECA Certification will explain all you need to know about heat pumps and how to make the most of the business opportunities they present.

Beginning with an overview of heat pumps, Griff will talk briefly about their history, before explaining about the current market, which technology is predominant and why customers are choosing heat pumps.

He will then address the key things you need to consider when seeking to install them:

Is a heat pump right for the property? Not all properties are suitable for heat pump installations, so you will learn which are best suited to them and which types of heat emitters or radiators can be used with them.

Which type of heat pump? Likewise, not all heat pumps are suitable for all properties. Griff will give an overview of the two main types – ground source and air source, explaining where they best fit.

What are the financial benefits? The Government is backing the microgeneration market through financial support to consumers, to help with both installation and also in return for the energy they generate. You will hear the latest on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and other funding, as well as get a look at the current state of the market and how heat pumps can save you money over “conventional” fuels.

What is the future for heat pumps? Learn how the Government sees the renewables and heat generation market expanding. Because they are committed to generating 15% of UK energy from renewables by 2020, they are very keen on encouraging consumers to switch to microgeneration.

Update on standards – the the revised MCS heat pump standard (MIS 3005) was published earlier in the year, and is aimed at improving systems’ performance. Its implementation has so far been postponed twice and is currently not set to go live until at least 1st Feb 2012. Hear the latest on it at the seminar.

Griff Thomas says "Heat pumps are set to become the fastest growing renewable technology and we need more people to be using them, whether at home or in business. By getting involved in the industry now, contractors can seize the opportunities they present and offer timely advice to their clients. And of course the RHI really does provide an incentive to installers and customers alike."

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