Plumbtec is committed to providing your most cost effective heating solution
Our engineers are fully trained to install a wide range of systems including Hot water Solar Panels, Ground and Air source heat pumps and Gas condensing boilers.
The company has achieved PAS 2030 and is registered installer under the Green Deal. We will soon be accredited under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
With the cost of fuel rising daily (it seems), the ever growing concerns on fossil fuels and deeper concern on CO2 emissions, it is comforting to know that there are environmentally friendly, fuel free (*1) heating systems available.
Not only will you help save the planet, you will reduce your heating fuel bill to zero.
We can install both Solar Thermal Panels or cylinders and Ground or Air Source Heat Pumps
How does Solar Thermal work?
- Solar thermal panels work by collecting energy from the sun, when the sun hits the panel it heats up a fluid (glycol) in the solar panel, When the glycol inside reaches the required temperature a pump kicks in, the heat is then circulated down to your hot water cylinder thus warming the water and helping satisfy your hot water demands.
- A larger solar array can also help contribute to your central heating demands.
What about Heat Pumps?
- Heat your home with energy from the ground.
- Ground source heat pumps use pipes which are buried in the garden to 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.
- A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe - called a ground loop - which is buried in your garden. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump.
- The ground stays at a fairly constant temperature under the surface, so the heat pump can be used throughout the year - even in the middle of winter.
Environmental - The Systems
There are a number of environmentally efficient systems. The main point is that the boiler utilises natural power:
- Ground source heat pumps
- Air to water heat pumps
- Solar panels and cylinders
Other parts of the heating and cooling systems that can be made fuel efficient are:
- Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Home air conditioning
- Underfloor Heating
- Rain and Grey Water Harvesting