FAQ

1 What is an Eco Air Boiler, air source heat pump?
2 Will I be able to install an Eco Air Boiler heat pump in my property?
3 How much will it cost to install an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?
4 How much will I save by installing an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?
5 How much will my carbon footprint reduce by installing and Eco Air Boiler heat pump?
6 What do I get when I buy an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?
7 Are there any grants available for the installation of an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?
8 Is an Eco Air Boiler heat pump eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive?
9 How much noise does an Eco Air Boiler heat pump make?
10 How big is an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?
11 Where can I locate an Eco Air Boiler Heat Pump?
12 What maintenance and servicing will I need to do to an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?
13 I am an architect; what could an Eco Air Boiler heat pump do for me?
14 I am a provider of social housing; what could an Eco Air Boiler heat pump do for me?
15 I am planning an eco upgrade to a large building, what could an Eco Air Boiler do for me?
16 I am a planning an eco upgrade to my home, what could an Eco Air Boiler do for me?
17 Can an Eco Air Boiler heat pump link to solar panels?
18 Do I have to install under floor heating with an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?
19 Will I need to replace my water tank with an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?
20 Does an Eco Air Boiler heat pump work in the winter?
21 Does an Eco Air Boiler heat pump work in a power cut?
22 Does the Eco Air Boiler heat pump come with a guarantee?
23 Are Eco Air Boilers MCS accredited?


1 What is an Eco Air Boiler, air source heat pump?

Air source heat pumps use the earth’s free ambient energy to produce renewable heat energy for central heating and hot water systems. They were first built in the 1850’s with Lord Kelvin, suggesting the theory and then Peter Ritter von Rittinger building the first example. The modern heat pump can take its energy from water, the air or the ground; with the advancement in condensers and compressor efficiencies making them a major contributor to the micro generation of renewable energy. But not all heat pumps are made the same.

For more information, see How it Works and Outstanding Performance

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2 Will I be able to install an Eco Air Boiler heat pump in my property?

Eco Air Boilers are compatible with retro fitting to most existing central heating and hot water systems. They simply require plumbing into the system and an electrical connection. The efficiency of the system will depend upon the type of radiators or heating system in use, the energy saving measures existing in the building and the type of piping used. Global Energy Systems’ no obligation consultation and site survey will assess the best options for you. As an MCS accredited manufacturer and installer of our own heat pumps, Global Energy Systems can provide a full assessment, specification and installation service, ensuring that your renewable energy solution is tailored to your needs.

For more information, see Simple Installation

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3 How much will it cost to install an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?

The size and type of property you are looking to fit an Eco Air Boiler on will affect the price of the installation and the potential running costs and savings. It is thus very hard to give an accurate estimate without some information about the property.   As an MCS accredited manufacturer and installer of our own heat pumps, Global Energy Systems can provide a full assessment, specification and installation service, ensuring that your renewable energy solution is tailored to your needs.

For more information, see Case Studies

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4 How much will I save by installing an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?

Installing an Eco Air Boiler can save you up to 65% of your heating and hot water bills, but the size and type of property you are looking to fit an Eco Air Boiler on will affect the price of the installation and the potential running costs and savings. It is thus very hard to give an accurate estimate without some information about the property.   As an MCS accredited manufacturer and installer of our own heat pumps, Global Energy Systems can provide a full assessment, specification and installation service, ensuring that your renewable energy solution is tailored to your needs.
By combining an Eco Air Boiler with solar panels, carbon emissions and fuel bills for heating can be reduced to zero by the creation of a Heat and Power System, removing your fossil fuel use and offsetting the electricity used.

For more information, see Eco Home

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5 How much will my carbon footprint reduce by installing and Eco Air Boiler heat pump?

Installing an Eco Air Boiler heat pump can save you up to 60% of your carbon emissions. This will vary with the nature of the building and the fuel currently in use. By combining an Eco Air Boiler with solar panels, carbon emissions and fuel bills for heating can be reduced to zero by the creation of a Heat and Power System, removing your fossil fuel use and offsetting the electricity used.

For more information, see Eco Home

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6 What do I get when I buy an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?

The high performance Eco Air Boiler heat pump is a complete, delivered and installed system. It is delivered with a noise baffled Eco Air Boiler, designed and built in the UK, specifically for the UK climate and with a 25 year life span, an Eco Store water tank, designed specifically for the Eco Air Boiler and sized according to your requirement, an Eco Touch control panel to manage your system and three year’s subscription to Eco Link, to optimise and manage the performance of your Eco Air Boiler through your own personal energy management portal.

For more information, see London Eco Air BoilerEco StoreEco TouchEco Link

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7 Are there any grants available for the installation of an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?

At the time of writing (summer 2013) there is £1300 available through the RHPP scheme if you install an air source heat pump. The Eco Air Boiler as an MCS accredited heat pump will be eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive when it is introduced for more information see our page on Savings and Finance .The Global Energy Systems Eco Air Boiler is accredited by the MCS for grants.

For more information, see on Savings and Finance

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8 Is an Eco Air Boiler heat pump eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive?

Yes, heat pumps are eligible for the RHI and the Eco Air Boiler is MCS accredited for the scheme. At the time of writing though, the coalition Government have not confirmed their intentions for the RHI please see our page Savings and Finance

For more information, see Renewable Heat Incentive

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9 How much noise doe an Eco Air Boiler heat pump make?

With our specially designed baffles and low noise fan an Eco Air Boiler heat pump is quiet enough to site outside near windows or doors with units having been placed under bedroom windows. An Eco Air Boiler can be located indoors but will require ducting to allow this which will affect the costs of installation

For more information, see London Eco Air Boiler

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10 How big is an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?

The size of an Eco Air Boiler heat pump depends upon the model chosen. They typically take up about the same size as a modern two door fridge freezer and can be located in side passages, yards, gardens or on flat roofs. The space required for a wheelie bin is normally an adequate location. An Eco Air Boiler is a high performance heat pump, as such it’s designed specifically for the UK climate. This does not make it as small as some other heat pumps, but it does make it perform through a British winter.

For more information, see London Eco Air Boiler

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11 Where can I locate an Eco Air Boiler Heat Pump?

An Eco Air Boiler heat pump typically takes up about the same size as a modern two door fridge freezer and can be located in side passages, yards, gardens or on flat roofs. The space required for a wheelie bin is normally an adequate location. An Eco Air Boiler can be located indoors but will require ducting to allow this which will affect the costs of installation.

For more information, see London Eco Air Boiler

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12 What maintenance and servicing will I need to do to an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?

An Eco Air Boiler heat pump is in effect a fridge working in reverse and as such demands no more maintenance or servicing than a modern domestic fridge. This cuts out the need for gas certification or the servicing needed to ensure that fossil fuel burning boilers are safe.
With the Eco Link service, your Eco Air Boilers’ performance will be monitored and optimised for you.

For more information, see Is it for me?

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13 I am an architect; what could an Eco Air Boiler heat pump do for me?

Eco Air Boilers when designed into properties at build can offer significant carbon reductions and cost savings. Installation at build allows the full potential of the high performance system and building to the realised, Eco Air Boilers are listed on SAP App Q making specification simple. Eco Air Boilers can heat water up to 70°C from air temperatures as low at ­20°C when working simultaneously with central heating. They are designed and built in the UK to offer up to 400% efficiency, generating up to 4 times the heat output of the electrical input, this is micro generation through renewable energy.

For more please see here Case Studies

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14 I am a provider of social housing; what could an Eco Air Boiler heat pump do for me?

Air source heat pumps can play a major role in meeting carbon reduction targets and eliminating fuel poverty they also help to improve EPC ratings and are eligible for RHPP funding. High performance Eco Air Boilers can be scaled to deliver dedicated single property solutions through to district provision of heating and hot water. Retro fitting is simple and causes minimal disruption, fitting into most existing systems and allowing eco upgrades to be staged. Eco Air Boilers can heat water up to 70°C from air temperatures as low at ­20°C when working simultaneously with central heating. They are designed and built in the UK to offer up to 400% efficiency, generating up to 4 times the heat output of the electrical input, this is micro generation through renewable energy.

For more please see here Case Studies

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15 I am planning an eco upgrade to a large building, what could an Eco Air Boiler do for me?

Eco Air Boilers can be configured in series to create large scale, bespoke solutions for residential or commercial properties. They offer major opportunities in terms of both carbon reduction and maintenance and fuel bill savings against conventional fuels and are viewed positively by planning authorities. Under the current MCS structures they can be combined with existing combustion boilers to create bivalent systems, where the heat pump is backed up by the existing boiler in extreme temperatures. Eco Air Boilers can heat water up to 70°C from air temperatures as low at ­20°C when working simultaneously with central heating. They are designed and built in the UK to offer up to 400% efficiency, generating up to 4 times the heat output of the electrical input, this is micro generation through renewable energy.

For more please see here Case Studies

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16 I am a planning an eco upgrade to my home, what could an Eco Air Boiler do for me?

Whether you are looking for an environmentally responsible way of providing central heating and hot water for a young family, planning to reduce your fuel bills for retirement or designing an eco upgrade to make your home more sustainable air source heat pumps are an ideal solution. The MCS accredited Eco Air Boiler can heat water up to 70°C from air temperatures as low at ­20°C when working simultaneously with central heating. They are designed and built in the UK to offer up to 400% efficiency, generating up to 4 times the heat output of the electrical input, this is high performance micro generation through renewable energy in your own home.

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The discreet nature of the units means that heat pumps are ideally suited to urban properties with limited space, remote locations, where planning restrictions apply or where properties or areas are protected. An Eco Air Boiler also offers an ideal solution for the year round running of a swimming pool.

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By combining an Eco Air Boiler with solar panels carbon emissions and fuel bills for heating can be reduced to zero by the creation of a Heat and Power System, removing your fossil fuel use and offsetting the electricity used.

Case Study
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17 Can an Eco Air Boiler heat pump link to solar panels?

Eco Air Boiler heat pumps have up to 400% efficiency, requiring as little as 1kW h of electricity for every 4kW h of heat energy generated. This renewable energy generation reduces your carbon emissions from your heating and hot water dramatically. To offset the effects of the generation of the electricity used, solar panels as part of a Heat and Power System are an ideal and allowable solution in the process of creating zero carbon homes. Any electricity generated by solar panels is eligible for the Feed In Tariff.

For more information, see Case Study

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18 Do I have to install under floor heating with an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?

Though under floor heating is an ideal method of delivering heat to your property from an Eco Air Boiler heat pump, it is not a necessity. The effectiveness of any existing or planned radiators or heat delivery systems will be assessed as part of the no obligation consultation and site survey before we provide you with a quote for your new system.

As an MCS accredited manufacturer and installer of our own heat pumps, Global Energy Systems can provide a full assessment, specification and installation service, ensuring that your renewable energy solution is tailored to your needs.

For more information, see Installation

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19 Will I need to replace my water tank with an Eco Air Boiler heat pump?

Yes you will. The Eco Store Hot Water Tank is specifically designed to work with the Eco Air Boiler heat pump. It is provided with the installation and within the quoted price. A high pressure, un­vented Eco Store will normally fit within the space of an existing water tank.

As an MCS accredited manufacturer and installer of our own heat pumps, Global Energy Systems can provide a full assessment, specification and installation service, ensuring that your renewable energy solution is tailored to your needs.

For more information, see Eco Store Hot Water Tankand Domestic Hot Water

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20 Does an Eco Air Boiler heat pump work in the winter?

Yes, the high performance Eco Air Boiler heat pump operates effectively down to ­25°C and up to 30°C, all the units operating through the recent cold winters performed well despite the record low temperatures. This is due to the boiling point of the refrigerant used being ­-40°C; well below any normal temperature in the UK.

For more information, see How it Works

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21 Does an Eco Air Boiler heat pump work in a power cut?

Unfortunately no, just as any other boiler an Eco Air Boiler heat pump requires electricity  to drive
the central heating pump and thus would not operate in a power cut. The Eco Air Boiler is fitted with a failsafe device to provide hot water if the pump has a mechanical failure.

For more information, see How it Works

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22 Does the Eco Air Boiler heat pump come with a guarantee?

Yes, Global Energy Systems provide a comprehensive 3 year guarantee.

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23 Are Eco Air Boilers MCS accredited?

Yes Eco Air Boilers are MCS accredited making them eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive and the RHPP.

As an MCS accredited manufacturer and installer of our own heat pumps, Global Energy Systems can provide a full assessment, specification and installation service, ensuring that your renewable energy solution is tailored to your needs.

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