Heating, Plumbing & Renewables Devon Cornwall

Ground & Air Source Heat Pumps

Domestic & Commercial Installations

Flowtech Heating Install and Maintain Heat Pumps (both Air Source and Ground Source) throughout Devon and Cornwall. As part of the drive to reach their target of 12% of heating coming from renewable energy sources the UK government has introduced The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The scheme operates by offering significant financial incentives to Businesses, Households and Communities who adopt renewable heating technology. To qualify for Domestic RHI you must first have an EPC. Based on the outcome of this you can then apply for the RHI.

For more information please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Air Source Heat Pumps

ASHP’s run on electricity and work by extracting heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from it’s inside. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems and hot water in your home. Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps. We are Accredited Installers for Grant  & Mitsubishi heat pumps.

  • Provide affordable  fuel bills
  • Will lower your homes carbon emissions
  • Can heat your home and provide hot water
  • Need little maintenance
  • Relatively easy to install
  • Benefit from 10.71 Pence per KW/h RHI payments

Ground Source Heat Pumps

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 heating and hot water in your home Benefits of Ground Source Heat Pumps. We install Kensa ground source heat pumps as they are simple but effective. Their products are  MCS accredited and qualify for payments through the RHI scheme. Please contact us should you require more details.

  • Provide affordable and cheaper fuel bills
  • Will lower your homes carbon emissions
  • Are low maintenance
  • Do not require a flue
  • Benefit from 20.89 Pence per KW/h RHI payments

Air Source Heat Pump Servicing

We are often asked if Air source heat pump servicing is necessary. You may have heard that it doesn’t need to be done. It does and let me explain why:

In the world of heat pumps, heat transfer is the name of the game and clean evaporator coils are where it all happens. The less efficient the heat transfer process is, the longer the compressor cycles in the heat pump must be to meet thermostat settings. Since the compressor is the primary energy consumer in a heat pump, longer “On” cycles mean higher operating costs and utility bills. Dirty coils alone can increase energy consumption by over 35 percent. It’s also often the root cause behind other dysfunctions such as coil icing and component failure. At Flowtech Heating we clean your coil with a range of cleaning chemicals to suit the application.  In addition to the cleaning of the actual heat pump we clean the filters and strainers, we check the antifreeze and inhibitor and check the heat pump over for any signs of component failure.

Many of the heat pumps we come across are within 10 miles of the sea. We can apply an anti-corrosion coating to your heat pump to give it a longer life. We have catastrophic damage salt can do to the aluminum fins of a heat pump in less than 4 years. Call us to get this coating applied to your heat pump.