The Works M&B Ltd in Barnstaple Advise on Innovative New Heating System That Could Save You Money
3rd February 2014
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Chris and Seb of The Works M&B Ltd based in Barnstaple, have access to an innovative new heating system that could save you money inthe long run.

The 'bivalent heating system' is a way of combining the high efficiency, low running cost and low carbon footprint of a heat pump with your existing boiler (Oil, LPG or gas) without the need to change your existing radiators.

This system is an advantage for older or larger properties with a higher heat loss, where a heat pump alone could not provide enough heat during cold weather or where a multiple heat pump installation is not possible due to the lack of electric power supply to the site.

It is also an advantage if you don't wish to disturb the whole house due to radiators and pipe work needing to be upgraded to accommodate a heat pump.

Why is the running cost of a heat pump more economical?

A heat pump is on average 320% efficient compared to the latest condensing oil boiler at 95%. The cost of electricity is higher than oil (for example). But due to the higher efficiency, the running cost is still on average 30% cheaper.

How does the pump work?

An ECODAN heat pump is fitted alongside your existing heating system. The heat pump will take care of most of the heating needed during a large part of the year.

All ECODAN heat pumps are capable of modulating and come with a weather compensator! The modulation is there to only produce the heat required when the system is working. The system allows radiators to vary the temperature themselves. The colder it gets outside the warmer the radiators will be and vice versa.

However, from time to time, 'cold snaps' may come and the heat pump may not be able to cope alone. This is why you will need to go back to your existing boiler to compensate for these cold periods.

The water temperature coming from the heat pump to your radiators can vary from 35 degrees centigrade to 50 degrees centigrade depending on outside temperature, where a typical oil boiler water temperature will be between 60-80 degrees centigrade.

The switch over point will be tuned specifically to your house requirement. On average the switch point between heat pump and oil boiler is when the outside temperature drops to around -3 degrees centigrade.

If this sounds to good to be true then call The Works M&B Ltd and discuss all the options with Chris or Seb on 01271 308104. They can talk you through the projects they've work on and savings acheived for their clients 

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