Although it may be easier to install a heat pump in a new build property, it doesn’t mean they don’t work for a Retro-fit. The key issue when it comes to retro-fit installations is ensuring that the distribution system is compatible with the system that’s installed.
Heat pumps give a temperature of 50-55 degrees, and a typical oil or gas boiler runs at 70-80 degrees. This means that if you solely changed the boiler for a heat pump, it will produce enough heat, but the radiators may not be big enough to ensure that heat reaches the room. In this case, you may need to replace your radiators with either a larger spec or of a different material with higher thermal conduction (e.g. aluminium). Underfloor heating is perfect for a heat pump. Enviko provide a complete survey of your property to evaluate heat loss for sizing the heat pump, as well as the distribution system and whether it would require any changes. Radiators are often oversized when installed so it may not be an issue.
There are other methods of overcoming existing systems, such as high temperature units which are specifically designed for the retro-fit market or hybrid units. Enviko are proud to offer a system which can be used in conjunction with your existing boiler to offer you the most energy efficient solution, predominantly using the heat pump but not removing your boiler from the system.
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