Comparing Different Heat Pump Options (ASHPs & GSHPs)

Compare Heat Pumps

The world is changing, and not always for the better. Global warming is just one example of the dire consequences our past actions as humans have had on the planet where we live.

Luckily, there are things that each household can do to minimise its individual impact on the environment, now and in the future. Switching to a renewable source of heat or power has become popular in recent years, both as a result of the growing awareness of carbon footprints, and thanks to advances in technology that have made these solutions more affordable for the average person.

Installing a heat pump and switching the heating of your home completely or partially to renewably-sourced heat is a big decision, and there are various options available, including:

  • Ground source heat pumps which collect heat from the ground by placing loops of pipes underneath the ground close to your property. The heat collected can be used to power underfloor heating in your home or to heat the water for your hot water system.
  • Air source heat pumps which collect heat from the air outside in a process similar to that which takes place in your refrigerator (but with a reversal of the heat flow).
  • Various other solutions which employ these and other sources of heat, such as the sun’s energy.

The list of things to consider in selecting the type of heat pump that is most suitable for your property is bewilderingly long and complicated. Each property is different, and choosing and sizing a heat pump correctly is complicated and requires a lot of information.

It is an advantage that there are nowadays many companies who offer renewable heating technology products, as well as a home assessment. They will visit your home in order to assess the conditions of your building and give you a quotation for the installation and running costs of the heating system they supply.

Navigating specific technologies

However, each company tends to specialise and focus on a single type of technology, so if you are considering various types of heat pumps, you will need to have several companies visit your property to carry out an assessment and give you a quotation. This information may be confusing at best and contradictory at worst.

The aim of switching to a renewable heat source is an admirable one, which is why we set up Franck Energy to help you through the complicated process of choosing, purchasing and installing the best technology for you. Employing our services is one of the best ways to compare the various available technologies and settle on the best solution for your unique situation.

We will make a single visit to your property to make an assessment and then recommend the best solution for your home, based on your preferences, your budget and the layout of your building. We handle the business of contacting installers to get quotes, and we have the knowledge to ensure that those quotes are realistic, based on your situation.

Our goal is to help you find the most efficient solution for your unique situation, and we have no interest in promoting a certain type of technology if it would not be the best choice or does not fulfil your stated criteria. Our report to you will be comprehensive and down-to-earth and allow you to easily and reliably compare your options to make an informed and financially sound decision about the best available option for your home.

Take the stress out of switching to a more sustainable lifestyle and contact us today. Our friendly team are passionate about helping people to embrace renewable sources of energy and will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.