Surface Water Source Heat Pumps (SWSHP) have a historically low profile. Builders, contractors and developers on the whole seem to know very little about them, nor the benefits that they pose for buildings. As a consequence, SWSHP’s are widely underused compared to air and ground source heat pumps, especially in the UK. The Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) is looking to raise the profile of SWSHP’s. They have recently published their Surface Water Source Heat Pumps Code of Practice for the UK, providing those in the commercial building industry with a comprehensive guide on the renewable energy source. The document, which covers everything from the technology’s feasibility to its installation,... Read More
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Working in the Jaga technical department, I am often asked “can radiators that have been designed to be used with heat pumps, also work efficiently with conventional heating systems like boilers?” The short answer is yes - but as with most short answers, that’s not quite the full story. It may be promising to hear, as this showcases the significant uptake in the use of greener technologies but, for your average homeowner however, completely upgrading a heating system – including the heat generation and the choice of heat emitters – to a cleaner, greener, cheaper to run system, can be expensive. My advice? Phase the refurbishment, with the first logical step being... Read More