More Arctic Blasts On The Way This Winter! Install A Heating Pump For Fast Room Warm Ups!
The end of the summer is often the time to start thinking about preparing the home for winter, which should include checking the boiler and radiators. But how efficient is your central heating system? The winter heating bill seems to just rise year on year – and what if there’s another long and bitterly cold winter? It may be time to seriously think about installing a heating pump.
Not only will a heating pump quickly circulate hot water where needed it could also mean minimising the cost of heating your home or work premises.
More cold snaps due this winter
Britain (alongside northern Europe) may be on the receiving end of more cold snaps due this winter compared to winter 2018-19. North-easterly winds will be pulling in cold air from the Arctic and Siberia, according to a North Atlantic long range forecast, June 2019.
There has been a sharp increase in temperatures across the Arctic since the early 1990s, which is thought to be responsible for the recent unusually cold winters in the UK, especially in 2009/10 and 2010/11. And who doesn’t remember the “Beast from the East” in February / March 2018?
Speeding up circulation from boiler to radiators
A heating pump installed on the central heating system ensures hot water is moved around the home or work premises before it cools by speeding up circulation from boiler to radiators, and back again. With most pumps having a working life of up to ten years, it could make all the difference to the costs of heating efficiency and energy consumption in the long-term.
Controlling the maximum flow rate
A heat pump operates as a centrifuge with rotating impellers to “pressurise”, i.e. boost the water flow to a higher speed as it passes through the unit.
Two key elements of the pump are the Water Flow Inlet (for water entering the pump) and the Water Flow Outlet (for the pressurised water leaving the pump). It is the diameter of both the Inlet and Outlet which is one of the factors controlling the maximum flow rate. However, pressure can be adjusted by a dial on the pump to ensure specific radiators receive the required heat.
Average size and location of your Heating Pump
The average size of the various models of heating pump suitable for most 2–5 bedroom properties is around five inches in height, width and diameter. The location of the boiler will determine where the pump is to be fitted on to the central heating system. In the majority of cases this will be near to where the boiler or hot water cylinder is installed.