Eartheat News

2016

June62016New Vaillant Flexo-Therm Heat Pump Installation

Eartheat have started installing the newly launched Vaillant Flexo-Therm heat pump. This is as exciting as our industry gets as this new ground source heat pump has remarkable virtues. It is astonishingly quiet when running and the manufacturers state a very high COP. The decision was taken to install the Flexo-Therm unit in place of the now superseded Vaillant Geo-Therm even before the official launch, as it seemed on paper to be so much more efficient. It was a stroke of luck that the unit was available and Vaillant were able to support the install and commissioning. The client indicated his preferred heat pump would be a Vaillant product due to the standard of service support, warranty and localised base.

New Vaillant Flexo-Therm Heat Pump Installation

We feel this has been a “lucky job” for us from the start as the client were initially provided with a quotation by a competitor which failed to get off the ground, they got in contact with Eartheat who had successfully fitted a very good heating system with a ground source heat pump to the property next door. Eartheat successfully tendered for the job and won the heat pump job and the underfloor heating and fan assisted Jaga radiators delivering heat into the building at 35°C. We are hoping the install will make a huge impression on our client who has installed the unit within their home where noise is a significant factor.

On start up it was nothing short of amazing how quiet the system is and its performance at a delivery temperature of 35°C is outstanding.”

May22016Eartheat Now Installing Vaillant Ground Source Heat Pumps

The Vaillant geoTHERM exclusive is a highly efficient ground source heat pump technology, which uses energy stored in the ground to provide heating, hot water and passive cooling for your home, whilst also offering significant hot water storage. Being one of the most efficient methods of home heating available in the UK, the geoTHERM exclusive ground source heat pump, builds on the standard geoTHERM model by also offering in built hot water storage, whilst still offering homes exceptional performance and efficiency levels. This in turn can significantly reduce your fuel bills and carbon footprint, considerably beyond most other heating technologies.

Eartheat Now Installing Vaillant Ground Source Heat Pumps

A 3 year guarantee is included on the heat pump as standard when commissioned by a Vaillant Service Engineer or approved agent. The geoTHERM exclusive features an inbuilt 175 litre, stainless steel hot water storage cylinder to automatically provide domestic hot water for your home, making hot water delivery quicker and even more efficient, and reducing the space required in your home for the system. The exclusive model also features a ‘passive cooling’ function which can be used to withdraw heat from your home, if required in the hotter summer months. What’s more, with a Quiet Mark award you can be assured knowing the geoTHERM exclusive is one of quietest heat pumps on the market!

Apr12016Sheffield Leads The Way With Household Solar Electricity Production

The solar capital of the England is officially Sheffield, with more electricity being fed back into the national grid that any other town or city with over 14% of households using solar panels. This is almost double the next major city which is Nottingham followed closely by Manchester. London has one of the lowest levels of solar panel installation with less than 0.1%.

Grimsby Offers The Highest Renewable Energy Electricity Generation In The UK

Sheffield is ahead is ahead of a local rival city Leeds which has a 3% figure compared to 14% of electricity generated by household solar panels. The figures show how local initiatives in the Sheffield region must have been well received over the last few years when feed in tariffs were generous compared to what they are now. Other large cities such as Birmingham also perform at the lower end of the spectrum with 1.4% and Manchester at 6.8%. It seems that the larger the population in an area the less activity there is in respect to renewable energy projects. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Grimsby is ahead of a local rival town Doncaster which has a 19% electricity consumption figure met by renewable generation making London a very small 0.06%, look very low. Other large cities such as Birmingham also perform at the lower end of the spectrum with 1.4% and Manchester at 6.8%. It seems that the larger the population in an area the less activity there is in respect to renewable energy projects. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Mar12016Grimsby Offers The Highest Renewable Energy Electricity Generation In The UK

It makes an amazing 28% of the electricity it uses from renewable and green energy resources. Grimsby was once the fishing capital of the world with its fortunes taking a decline in the post war years leaving a town with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Hope is now on the horizon as it is being reborn as the renewable energy capital of England, generating more electricity from solar, wind, biomass and landfill gas than anywhere else.

Grimsby Offers The Highest Renewable Energy Electricity Generation In The UK

Grimsby is ahead of a local rival town Doncaster which has a 19% electricity consumption figure met by renewable generation making London a very small 0.06%, look very low. Other large cities such as Birmingham also perform at the lower end of the spectrum with 1.4% and Manchester at 6.8%. It seems that the larger the population in an area the less activity there is in respect to renewable energy projects. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Feb18 2016Easy Guide To The Non Domestic RHI Released

This guide provides an overview of the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), who it is for and how it works. The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat. Broadly speaking the Non-Domestic RHI makes regular payments for 20 years to scheme participants that generate and use renewable energy.

Easy Guide To The Non Domestic RHI Released

Traditionally, we’ve relied on fossil fuels for heating and hot water, but by changing to renewable sources (naturally replenished energy), the RHI scheme can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions. Many people are interested in finding out more about the RHI to see whether or not it’s relevant for them. This guide is only intended as a general introduction. For more detailed information on how to apply and to remain in compliance with the RHI scheme, please refer to our main guidance. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Jan4 2016The Paris Agreement For Global Climate Change - A Recap On What Was Agreed?

At the recent global climate change summit in Paris during December a deal was agreed to unite all nations in a single agreement on tackling climate change for the first time in history. A consensus was agreed by nearly 200 countries on the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions is regarded by many observers as an achievement in itself and is being hailed as historic.

he Paris Agreement For Global Climate Change - A Recap On What Was Agreed?

The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 set emission cutting targets for a handful of developed countries, but the US pulled out and others failed to comply. Experts and scientists have pointed out that the Paris agreement should be escalated if it is to have any chance of stopping the increase in negative climate change. Commitments made so far could see global temperatures rise by as much as 2.7°C, but the agreement lays out a roadmap for shortening the timeline of the process.

The world needs a new model of growth that is safe, durable and beneficial to all. COP21 seeks to deliver a clear pathway with short and long term milestones, and a system to help us measure and increase progress over time until we get the job done. The Paris Agreement is not only possible, it is necessary and urgent. We are counting on everyone’s contribution."

What are the key elements?

  • Agree to maintain global temperatures below 2.0°C (3.6°F) above the pre-industrial period aim to limit them to 1.5°C
  • Have a maximum limit to the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100
  • A review of each nation on the planet and its contribution to cutting emissions every five years so they scale up to the challenge
  • For more prosperous nations to assist poorer nations by providing a climate finance system to adapt to climate change and switch to renewable energy

For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Dec21 2015Season’s Greetings From Eartheat

We would like to take this opportunity to say a thank you to all of our staff, stakeholders, suppliers, partners and customers for your support during 2015. We are looking forward to 2016 and working with all of you next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Season’s Greetings From Eartheat

Nov20 2015Did you know? Eartheat is now an accredited Which? Trusted Trader!

The Which? Trusted trader icon highlights the best traders out there so we’re proud to say we’re one of them. “Which? Trusted Traders is an endorsement scheme that recognises reputable traders who successfully pass our rigorous assessment process. Only those who meet our high standards are credited with Which? Trusted trader status.” To see our profile visit Trusted Traders. If you’ve used our service then please leave a review.

Eartheat is now an accredited Which? Trusted Trader!

We now accept bank card payments - We are always trying to make the process of working with us as simple for our customers as possible. For that reason we have recently added a new payment method. If you are working with us you can now pay by bank card. To make a payment just call Jo on 01455 203017.

Nov2 2015Eartheat Overall Rated 5/5 For Our Products & Service

Eartheat have recently completed a project for a 4 bedroom detached house. The occupiers of this 4 bedroom detached house situated near Rugby, Warwickshire decided it was time for a change with their heating system. They wanted a more cost effective way of heating their house. The solution they were given was to integrate a ground source heat pump into the properties underfloor heating system that was already present.

Eartheat Overall Rated 5/5 For Our Products & Service

The main feature of this project is the ground source heat pump that was installed which was a Danfoss DHP H Opti Pro 12kw. This is described as a heat pump which provides an unbeatable level of comfort. It was installed into the house with the intentions to be integrated into their underfloor heating system. The main positive of using these products is that they will able to make bigger heat and cost savings. Some of the benefits from installing this Danfoss Heat Pump are;

  • It has speed control, meaning you can continually adjust the settings depending on the conditions
  • It uses maximum efficiency and minimum energy all the time
  • The high annual efficiency of this heat pump means you can reduce you heating cost by 75%
  • Hot water can be produced faster and at a higher temperature then most traditional heating systems.

The client (Mr Jeff Edwards) from this property described the process of working with Eartheat as ‘Excellent’. They said they were happy they chose to work with Eartheat. Overall they also rated 5/5 for our service. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Oct5 2015Eartheat Is Now Partnering With Mastertherm Heat Pumps

Eartheat is pleased to announce a new offer to UK installers with access to the advanced features of the MasterTherm range. All MasterTherm UK Heat Pumps are MCS accredited and are eligible for both the Non-Domestic and Domestic RHI (AQ60i and AQ90i pending). MasterTherm are manufacturers of a superior range of technologically advanced Ground Source and Air Source Heat Pumps. At Eartheat we are happy to be quoting the Mastertherm Heat Pump to our clients from October 2015.

Eartheat Is Now Partnering With Mastertherm Heat Pumps

For 20 years, Mastertherm have been designing and constructing a full range of air-to-water, water-to-water and ground-to-water heat pumps in Czech Republic. Their experience and technology is confirmed by thousands of installations right up to 2,000 kW. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Sep7 2015Government Ceases The Flagship Green Deal Scheme

The last release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) announced in March will close on 30 September 2015, or earlier if the funds run out. There won’t be any further releases of the GDHIF. This decision has no impact on existing Green Deal Finance Plans or existing Green Deal Home Improvement Fund applications and vouchers.

The Green Deal scheme covered a wide range of energy based applications including a condensing gas boiler on mains gas, double or triple glazing as a replacement for single glazing, secondary glazing, energy efficient replacement external doors, cavity wall insulation floor insulation, flat-roof insulation, insulation for a room in the roof, a replacement warm air unit, fan-assisted storage heaters and waste water heat recovery systems. If you are thinking of a project there are ways to spread costs and also make savings on energy bills without government funding and support. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Government Ceases The Flagship Green Deal Scheme

What do the Regulations seek to achieve? Fluorinated gases have a high global warming effect if released into the atmosphere. The principal objective of the EC Regulation is to contain, prevent and thereby reduce emissions of F gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol, so as to help combat climate change.

There are obligations in the F-Gas Regulation (EC Regulation 842/2006) and the Ozone Regulation (EC Regulation 2037/2000) that affect many industry sectors. In some cases the obligations lie with the owner / operator of the equipment. In other situations the obligations lie with third parties, such as equipment suppliers, maintenance contractors and waste handling companies. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Aug3 2015Eartheat Now Accredited For The F Gas Certification Standard

Eartheat is proud to announce that we have been accredited to the F Gas certificate standard. It is now a criminal offence to carry out activities that install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and/or heat pump equipment containing or designed to contain F-Gas refrigerants without a Company Certificate. Eartheat is accredited to the F Gas standard. For more information about our quality standards and certification please visit our accreditations page.

Eartheat Now Accredited For The F Gas Certification Standard

What do the Regulations seek to achieve? Fluorinated gases have a high global warming effect if released into the atmosphere. The principal objective of the EC Regulation is to contain, prevent and thereby reduce emissions of F gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol, so as to help combat climate change.

There are obligations in the F-Gas Regulation (EC Regulation 842/2006) and the Ozone Regulation (EC Regulation 2037/2000) that affect many industry sectors. In some cases the obligations lie with the owner / operator of the equipment. In other situations the obligations lie with third parties, such as equipment suppliers, maintenance contractors and waste handling companies. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Jul6 2015How We Can Help You With Four Design, Supply, Installation & Commissioning Options

Eartheat offer a four option solution for your renewable energy project allowing you to choose a best fit scenario. The four solutions offered are Option 1 (Design - Supply - Installation - Commissioning) , Option 2 (Design - Supply - Commissioning), Option 3 (Design - Supply) and Option 4 (Supply).

How We Can Help You With Four Design, Supply, Installation & Commissioning Options

DESIGN - At Eartheat we offer a premium design service for your renewable energy project. Our design engineers and estimators can specify the optimum installation for your project both domestic and commercial. We can estimate all of the materials, the heat pump load requirements and the optimum solution to ensure that your dwelling or building allows for hot water and heating in line with the design and architecture of the project.

SUPPLY - In some instances we can offer a one stop shop for your project with all hardware, software, equipment and consumables required to undertake an installation. Our supply and purchase routes allow for low cost but high quality materials to be deployed in your project including leading brands such as Danfoss, Nibe, Mitsubishi, Stiebel, Jaga, Kensa, Worcester Bosch, Dakin, Emmeti, PolyPipe, Honeywell and Valiant.

INSTALLATION - Our installation teams are deployed where we provide a complete renewable energy solution for your hot water and heating requirements. We have installed over 500 Heat Pump and Underfloor Heating projects over the last few years ensuring that we have the best processes for renewable energy projects. There is no situation or installation that we have not experienced.

COMMISSIONING - Eartheat offer a commissioning service where we have either designed and installed a project or, whereby we have designed and supplied the project materials. Commissioning is your gateway to peace of mind and ongoing efficiency for your project. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Jun9 2015Biomass RHI Tariff's to Reduce Below That Of Air Source Heat Pumps

As announced earlier in the year it is now confirmed that from 1st July 2015, the rates offered for Biomass RHI will reduce by 20%. The main effect of this is not only a reduction in future payments but also that for the first time since RHI began the biomass tariff will be at a lower level compared to the one offered for an Air Source Heat Pump installation.

Biomass THI Tariff's to Reduce Below That Of Air Source Heat Pumps

The pendulum has indeed moved away from Biomass in favour of both air source and ground source heat pumps which have sees RHI tariff increase during the last 12 months. To gain the benefit of the latest RHI changes we strongly recommend that you consider a heat pump for your project to take advantage of the higher payments. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

May5 2015Greenhouse Gasses Saved By Heat Pumps EU Analysis (Mega Tonnes)

The chart below illustrates the amount of carbon in mega tonnes saved across the EU by domestic heat pumps for 2013. The data was compiled by the European Heat Pump Association and provides an interesting insight into renewable energy project activity in each location. You can see that France is way ahead of the UK and there are major contributions from Sweden and Germany also.

Greenhouse Gasses Saved By Heat Pumps EU Analysis (Mega Tonnes)

We are proud to be part of the renewable energy revolution in the UK and are confident that we can do our bit to change the figures in the next few years. Heat pumps are becoming more popular in the UK and we are a leading provider in the central England region with hundreds of air and ground source heat pumps installed in bother domestic and commercial locations. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Apr6 2015New Website Launched For Summer 2015

As part of our ongoing Internet Strategy we have recently launched our new website, which provides information on Heat Pumps, Solar Panels, Underfloor Heating and Biomass Boiler technology. In addition will offer all supporting information in a mobile smartphone device format as the new website is mobile ready for smartphones, tablets and PC’s.

New Website Launched For Summer 2015

We are now in our seventh year of business in the renewable energy sector and have been at the forefront of hundreds of installations across many applications. We are proud of our service standards and attention to detail so please take a look at the new website by navigating around using our floating menu system. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Mar2 2015 Eartheat at Ecobuild at ExCel London 3rd - 5th March 2015

Ecobuild - The UK’s largest renewable energy event is being held in London at ExCel on 3rd - 5th March 2015. Ecobuild 2015 will include an exciting range of interactive and innovative attractions, live demonstrations, the latest products and techniques in action, plus a huge choice of official partner events! The 2 day event is the compelling and practical event for everyone involved in renewable energy projects and Eartheat will be in attendance.

Eartheat at Ecobuild at ExCel London 3rd - 5th March 2015

The conference programme offers new thinking, challenging ideas and renowned speakers return to Ecobuild 2015. Housed within two impressive arenas in the heart of the event, sponsored by Skanska and Lend Lease, the conference will include a future gazing first for the event as well as cross-party political discussion around the future of the sustainable built environment.

The Seminar programme is across three days, the seminar programme will deliver practical and applied information focusing on the key issues for sustainability professionals. Each seminar is structured to provide key learning points, supported by case studies, analysis and examples of best practice. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Feb2 2015 Danfoss Heat Pumps For Low Energy Houses

We are pleased to announce confirmation and availability of the Danfoss range of Heat Pumps into 2015, which will include the market leading Air Source Heat Pump, the DHP AQ. Even at temperatures as low as -20&;degC, an air source heat pump can supply heating and hot water to a property and with no local C02 emissions, it helps reducing the impact on the environment. Danfoss' air source heat pumps offer convenience and flexibility.

Danfoss Heat Pumps For Low Energy Houses

With a wide range of different heat pumps and accessories, you can tailor a heat pump to your project needs. These flexible heating systems are designed to suit to various individual needs, regardless sizes. The DHP-AQ air source heat pump can be offered with 3 different indoor kits (monoblock) whilst the DHP-A Opti Air source heat pump comes with integrated water boiler.

The Danfoss product range represents the premium end of the market and you can understand this with best seasonal performance, 50+ applications supported, acoustic performance, plug & play simple installation and stays hot in the cold all year round. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Jan5 2015 Renewable Energy Overtakes Nuclear For The First Time Ever In The UK

During Q4 the UK produced more electricity from renewables than from nuclear for the first time ever. Total generation from renewables in 2014 Q3 increased by 24 per cent compared to 2013 Q3, from 10.8 TWh to 13.4 TWh. Overall electricity generation (75.4 TWh) in 2014 Q3 was down 5.0 per cent on a year earlier (79.5 TWh); this reduction contributed 0.9 percentage points of the 4.2 percentage point increase in renewables’ share.

Renewable Energy Overtakes Nuclear For The First Time Ever In The UK

Over half of the increase in renewable generation on a year earlier was due to increased generation from bioenergy, and particularly the conversion of a second Drax unit to biomass in May 2014. However, increased capacity also led to increased generation from solar PV and wind.

Investing in renewable energy is crucial to improving our energy security, as well as stimulating economic growth and reducing emissions. Since 2010 the UK has more than doubled the amount of electricity from renewables. We now have a record amount of green electricity, with over 15 per cent of electricity coming from renewables. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Dec1 2014 Eartheat Project Review for 2014

A fantastic year started with a number of large contracts and projects starting which had been in the pipeline line for some time. The economic climate and final resolution Eartheat Project Review for 2014of government grants such as the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) allowed Eartheat to undertake a wide range of projects which are summarised below:

  • 30Plus - Underfloor Heating Projects
  • 25Plus - Air Source Heat Pump Projects
  • 20Plus - Ground Source Heat Pump Projects
  • 10Plus - Biomass Boiler Projects 

In total we delivered over 100 renewable energy projects in the East Midlands alone. Our renewable energy projects were undertaken across Home Owners, Agricultural, Design Engineers, M&E Contractors, Developers, and New Home Builders. If you are managing your own building project, renovation or self-build, your most important requirement is peace of mind, both during the build, and once you have moved in. More and more, homeowners and self-builders are using renewable energies in their homes, either as part of a refurbishment project or as a design and build. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Nov3 2014 Eartheat Announces NIBE Partnership for Renewable Energy Systems

Eartheat are proud to announce a supply partnership with NIBE, who are one of Europe's leading manufacturers in the domestic heating sector. NIBE and Eartheat supply homes with heat pump products that provide domestic hot water and ensure a comfortable indoor climate. NIBE's heat pumps range includes, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Air Source Heat Pumps, Exhaust Air Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Panels. They offer high-tech heat pump solutions for heating, ventilation, cooling and heat recovery that reflect today's demand for sustainable construction.

All NIBE approved installers have attended their accredited ground source, air source and intermediate training courses, being MCS accredited and have also successfully installed NIBE Heat Pump Products. As a NIBE installer we have met certain criteria that is strictly adhered to, though you are most welcome to complete an independent check with us and our case study installations. At Eartheat we have implemented ongoing staff development and training programmes to ensure that you are being put in contact with a highly trained, experienced installer, either within this listing, verbally, via email or promotion. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Oct6 2014 £9.4 Million To Boost Low Carbon Heating Using Heat Pump Technology

More homes and businesses could soon be heated by a range of low carbon technologies, such as heat pumps, energy from waste, recovered industrial heat or heat taken from landfill. Almost £2.4 million will be offered to 32 local authorities across England and Wales to support the development of heat network projects, designed to provide more efficient heat to buildings and potentially lower heating bills, through the Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU).

£9.4 Million To Boost Low Carbon Heating Using Heat Pump Technology

Alongside this, the Government has today launched a £7 million scheme offering developers across the UK the opportunity to compete for funding to develop new heat networks technologies, such as recovering industrial heat or energy from waste. The aim is to drive forward innovation by helping businesses create new technologies that work more efficiently, cut carbon emissions and cost less. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said:

“Recovering wasted heat from industrial plants or landfill sites means we can heat our homes and businesses more efficiently, as well as helping to drive down energy bills. “Improving the way we heat our buildings and helping local authorities fund innovative and more efficient ways of supplying lower carbon heat will also reduce our dependency on costly, imported gas.

The 32 local authorities are the third group of successful bidders to be announced under the Government’s drive to promote the development of heat networks, also known as district heating. Heat networks mean individual homes and businesses do not need to generate their own heat, they can share it through a network of pipes carrying hot water. There are approximately 2,000 heat networks in the UK at the moment, supplying heat to 210,000 dwellings and 1,700 commercial and public buildings. A further 150 schemes are known to be under development by local authorities across the UK. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.


Sep7 2014 RHI Scheme Project Approvals Increase During 2014

New data released by Ofgem shows the number of renewable heating systems approved to receive Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments as increased during 2014 with nearly 3,000 Air Source Heat Pumps and over 1,000 Ground Source Heat Pumps registered since the launch of the scheme. The uptake of the scheme is being welcomed by all areas of the sector and is also welcome news for the environment. The increased demand has also raised concerns about a reduction in future tariffs which was the case on the Solar PV initiative from a few years ago. The government also recalled the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund scheme at short notice which was also oversubscribed from the moment it was launched in 2014, so now is the time to consider your RHI project.

RHI Scheme Project Approvals Increase During 2014

This graph displays the total number of the different types of renewable heating systems approved . This does not include submitted applications that have not yet been approved. Find out how much money you could get through the Renewable Heat Incentive if you install renewable heat technology (such as a biomass boiler or ground source heat pump) in your home. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Aug4 2014 RHI Calculator shows how renewable heating adds up

Households can now get a clear idea of the payments they could receive if they install a renewable heating system, thanks to a new online service. By tapping a few details about their property into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) calculator, people can see instantly how much money they may be paid through the scheme, according to what type of renewable heating system they install.

RHI Calculator shows how renewable heating adds up

Do you have a recent Energy Performance Certificate to hand for your property as the calculator will ask you this along with your location (England, Wales or Scotland)? If your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is dated after July 2012 it has all of the information on it that we need to calculate the payments you could get from the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. If you do not have an EPC, or the one you have was produced before July 2012, we will need to collect some basic information about your property to estimate your potential payments. If you do not have a printed copy of your Energy Performance Certificate it may be available online for you to download and view. Find your EPC online at the EPC register.

Find out how much money you could get through the Renewable Heat Incentive if you install renewable heat technology (such as a biomass boiler or ground source heat pump) in your home. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

July7 2014 Heat Pump Radiators For Optimum Heating In Your Home

Eartheat are pleased to announce that we supply the UK's leading Heat Pump radiator systems by Jaga. These powerful, attractive radiators offer modern technology being manufactured by pioneers in the sector Jaga.

Heat Pump Radiators

The attractive Jaga Strada heat pump radiator is a contemporary looking radiator that not only looks better than traditional steel panel radiators but also has superior performance due to Jaga's Low-H2O technology inside. Its elegantly slim design offers a cool-touch front panel and is available in white, traffic-white or a cool sandblast metallic grey.

  • Works efficiently even with low flow temperature heating systems
  • Jaga's Low-H2O technology cuts carbon emissions by 10%
  • Dynamic Boost Effect (DBE) technology for even greater power and efficiency


June2 2014 The Green Deal Guide To The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

The new Green Deal Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Fund (GDHIF) scheme launches from June 2014 and will be open for one year with guaranteed rates for the first £50m.

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is a new incentive scheme open to all householders in England and Wales wanting to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

The scheme allows Householders to choose one or both of the two core offers available and may also be eligible to claim up to £7,600 as a bundled package.

The Green Deal Guide To The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

From June 2014, people in England and Wales will be able to get up to £7,600 back through a new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) so they can take control of their bills and have warmer, greener homes. The scheme helps householders to install a range of energy efficiency measures such as solid wall insulation and new heating systems by providing them with money back on the contributions they make towards improvements. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

May5 2014 Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Video Launched

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) scheme is now open. Whether you’ve already switched to renewable heat, or you're considering it, find out who it’s for, the rules for joining and how you can apply. Get the basics on what you’ll need for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) application form and how the process works.

What is it? The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use naturally replenished energy can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules, receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat their system produces.

Who's it for? The scheme's open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements. It’s for households both off and on the gas grid. People off mains gas have the most potential to save on fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Apr7 2014 The UK's Rooftops To Become Power Stations

Plans to turn the Government estate as well as factories, supermarkets and car parks into “solar hubs” have been outlined in a new strategy by Energy Minister Greg Barker in the last few days. The Solar Strategy, the first of its kind in the UK, sets out the Governments ambition to see solar rolled out more widely and with it the potential to support tens of thousands of jobs.

The UK's Rooftops To Become Power Stations

Launching the Solar Strategy in Birmingham, Energy Minister Greg Barker said: “We have put ourselves among the world leaders on solar and this ambitious Strategy will place us right at the cutting edge. There is massive potential to turn our large buildings into power stations and we must seize the opportunity this offers to boost our economy as part of our long term economic plan. Solar not only benefits the environment, it will see British job creation and deliver the clean and reliable energy supplies that the country needs at the lowest possible cost to consumers.”

We want to move the emphasis for growth away from large solar farms and instead focus on opening up the solar market for the UK’s estimated 250,000 hectares of south facing commercial rooftops. Solar increasingly offers efficient and cost effective onsite generation opportunities to both businesses and domestic consumers, and our strategy makes a step change in our ambition for both. as a means to generate renewable energy.

Widespread solar will ensure a better deal for hard pressed consumers and help move towards a greener, more local energy sector. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Mar3 2014 The UK Government Provides An Update For Domestic RHI & Roadshow Events

Domestic RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) updates have been given as a roadshow event at Ecobuild, the UK's major event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment (4th - 6th March, ExCeL London). RHI is anticipated to be a success during 2014 for the domestic market being due to be launched this month. To promote the scheme the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is embarking on a nationwide roadshow of events to educate consumers and installers about the scheme.

  • Ecobuild ExCel, London, 4, 5 & 6 March 2014
  • National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, NEC, Birmingham 27, 28, 29 & 30 March 2014

Ecobuild hosted a dedicated Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) zone where DECC showcased the whole house offer available under the RHI & Green Deal. With new tariffs and technologies expected for the non-domestic RHI, the zone also covered the commercial opportunities on offer. The government announced further details of the arrangements for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) underlining the need for installers who wish to take advantage of this business opportunity to register with a microgeneration certification scheme which we are part of. It also confirms that the RHI will not initially be available to those who do not own or occupy the building to which the heat is provided.

For the first time, with the non-domestic and the domestic RHI working in parallel, every building in Great Britain will be able to take advantage of the RHI. Applying to renewable technologies such as solar thermal panels, heat pumps, and biomass boilers, the RHI is expected to make a significant contribution towards the government’s 2020 ambition of having 12 per cent of heating coming from renewable sources.

To get ahead of the game and better understand how to benefit from the incentive, you can speak to a DECC representative about all aspects of the schemes. Visitors to the RHI Zone also had access to the very latest information via DECC presentations.

For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Feb3 2014 The Future Of Town Development Bicester Eco Town

As we recognise the need for sustainability within our homes and businesses there is a move towards a joined up thinking for develops and renewable energy systems. Not far from Leicester are plans for an “Eco Town” near Bicester. The Bicester "eco-town" is one of four such developments earmarked for England and construction of the first phase of a new "eco-town" in Oxfordshire will start by the end of March.

The Future Of Town Development Bicester Eco Town

Homes will:

  • Be built to lifetime homes space standards
  • Be built to a minimum code level 4 for Sustainable Homes
  • Incorporate water conservation measures to achieve water neutrality
  • Be highly insulated and achieve high air-tightness
  • Have low energy equipment throughout
  • Incorporate highly efficient photovoltaic (PV) solutions
  • Have 100mbps superfast fibre optic broadband
  • Be more energy efficient
  • Be provided with opportunities to provide extra space to enable home working; for example roof trusses in the loft space, or garages convertible to office or work spaces

Land to the north west of Bicester has been earmarked for an initial 393 homes by 2017. The complete development, set to be built over the next 20 years, will eventually include 5,000 homes. The "Eco Town" concept to build energy efficient homes and communities was first announced in 2009. Planning permission for the first phase, which also includes a new community centre and primary school, was granted in July 2012. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Jan6 2014Climate Change and Flooding Hits the UK

Are we being effected by Climate Change? The UK is again in the grip of severe flooding with certain areas of the US experiencing wind chill temperatures of -53 degrees Celsius. These weather extremes are being caused in part by the burning of fossil fuels. There is no doubt about this though the question of whether this is the result of climate change is naturally being asked.

Fourth Carbon Budget Review Part 1
Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 2

In an interview during January 2014 Sir David King, the government's special envoy on climate change said "The simple notion that storms and severe weather conditions that we might have expected to occur once in 100 years, say, in the past may be happening more frequently. And the reason is - as predicted by scientists - the climate is changing and as the climate changes we can anticipate quite a radical change in weather conditions."

As we reported in December the government is taking climate change very seriously and offer a number of support schemes to alleviate carbon emissions. While we may not be able to completely reverse the effects of climate change, by taking positive action now we can minimise these effects for future generations by using renewable energy instead of harmful fossil fuels to heat our homes. For more information on our wide range of renewable energy systems please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Dec2 2013 Condensing Biomass Boilers qualify for domestic RHI

DEFRA (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) has announced that condensing biomass boilers are to qualify for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Condensing biomass boilers will be eligible for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, following confirmation from Government analysis that the risk from certain pollutants discharged from such boilers is minimal. When the final domestic RHI policy was published in July 2013 it was announced that condensing biomass boilers would not initially be eligible for the domestic RHI.

Condensing Biomass Boilers qualify for domestic RHI

This position was subject to the result of tests being undertaken on behalf of DEFRA in order to properly assess the potential impact on water quality of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) being emitted in the condensate of this type of boiler. PAHs are products of incomplete fuel burning and are categorised as priority hazardous substances under the EU Water Framework Directive. DEFRA has confirmed that while a small amount of PAHs are released in the condensate from condensing biomass boilers the levels should not pose a significant threat to the aquatic environment once they have been through wastewater treatment.

The Government is therefore content to extend domestic RHI eligibility to condensing biomass boilers, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria of the scheme. This applies to eligible condensing biomass boilers installed between 15th July 2009 and the launch of the scheme in Spring 2014, as well as those installed after the launch of the scheme. For more information on Biomass boilers please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017 for more information.

Nov4 2013Eartheat Appear in the Golf Club Magazine Promoting Renewable Energy

Feeling pumped - Renewable energy is good for the environment and can lead to lucrative government grants, but even without them there is still a strong case to switch to, for example, heat pumps, as they can reduce your energy bills by a third. Richard Walkden reports in the October 2013 edition of Golf Club Magazine.

Eartheat Appear in the Golf Club Magazine Promoting Renewable Energy
Eartheat Appear in the Golf Club Magazine Promoting Renewable Energy

How might a responsible club manager view renewable technology as part of the future planning of a golf club? The energy cost of space heating and hot water is continuously rising and requires increasing scrutiny. Addressing heat losses through better energy management and improved insulation is imperative, but then what? The answer might well lie in looking at renewable technologies and management might well look at alternative heat sources including heat pumps, solar thermal panels and biomass boilers. Government incentives warrant every club official to seriously consider both the losses and benefits of renewables. Capital outlay and investment returns can be attractive given the right solution / design and there are currently numbers of clubs where members are considering alternative solutions. Read more in the article pdf.

Oct7 2013£6 Million Funding For Local Authority Heat Networks

A new £6 million grant funding programme has been launched to help Local Authorities (LAs) in England and Wales to develop new heating and cooling networks, and expand existing networks. To win a share of the funding, local authorities must bring forward ambitious and innovative proposals to develop and deliver heat networks that - as much as possible - draw their heat energy from renewable, sustainable or recoverable sources.

£6 Million Funding For Local Authority Heat Networks

This could include any system in which heat is generated off-site by renewable or recovered sources such as waste heat from industry, energy from waste plants and biomass combined heat and power. Many university campuses, new mixed commercial and residential developments and high rise flats draw their heat from these systems.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Increasing the use of low carbon heating in our buildings is helping to reduce our dependency on costly, imported oil and gas. Thanks to the Coalition Government’s support, many UK buildings have already made the switch from traditional fuels to low carbon heat sources. This new grant funding programme builds on these successes by helping Local Authorities develop more commercially viable low carbon heat networks.”

Eartheat is well placed to service renewable energy projects and looking to work on several large renewable energy projects in the coming months.

Sep2 2013Heat Pump Service Plans and Heat Pump Repair Service Now Offered

Eartheat are a renewable heating specialist, who not only offers an excellent consultancy, design and installation package, we also provide a cost effective aftercare service. Heat pumps are very efficient and they can save you money on your annual fuel costs.

The misconception that they do not work correctly is only down to poor design, poor consultancy and a very poor installation being carried out. A common problem is that the end user has not been shown how to control their heating system correctly and understanding the most efficient ways of running it.

If your heat pump system was not fitted by us, and you are here because you are having issues with your system, then please call us we will offer you advice and discuss any options available, we have the knowledge and experience to provide all of your heat pump repairs and maintenance requirements.

When dealing with Eartheat you will be safe in the knowledge that we carry out all our repair and maintenance services with our own engineers. By following the manufacturers guidelines and the stringent MCS regulations we are constantly up to date with any changes, are quick to implement these. If you have a heat pump, that has broken down or not working properly or it’s costing too much to run, we can repair or service it.

Our engineers are trained by the following manufacturers and have access to most spares Dimplex, Danfoss, Daikin, DeLonghi, Grant, Hitachi, IVT, Kingspan, LG, Mitsubishi, NIBE, Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo, Stiebel Eltron, Toshiba, Worcester Bosch, CTC.

Aug5 2013Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) domestic 7 year tariffs confirmed by DECC

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) domestic 7 year tariffs have finally been confirmed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Householders could get paid hundreds of pounds a year stated Greg Barker, the Energy and Climate Change Minister. Householders could be paid hundreds of pounds a year for generating heat by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) domestic 7 year tariffs confirmed by DECC
  • Solar Thermal: 19.2p/kWh
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps: 18.8p/kWh
  • Air Source Heat Pumps: 7.3p/kWh

The tariff levels have been set at 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps; 12.2p/kWh for biomass boilers; 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and at least 19.2 p/kWh for solar thermal. The new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for householders is designed to drive forward uptake of renewable heat technologies in homes across Great Britain to cut carbon, help meet renewables targets and save money on bills. The scheme is a world first, and has been up and running for the non - domestic sector since November 2011. The announcement follows extensive consultation on how a financial incentive would work best for householders and takes into account lessons learned from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment grant scheme (RHPP) and the RHI non domestic scheme.

Eligible Applicants

The scheme will be made available to homeowners, private and social landlords, third party owners of heating systems and people who build their own homes. Anyone who has installed a renewable heat technology since 15 July 2009 and meets the scheme eligibility criteria will be able to join the scheme.

Eligible Technologies

RHI domestic will support air to water heat pumps; biomass only boilers and biomass pellet stoves with back boilers; ground and water source heat pumps; flat plate and evacuated tube solar thermal panels.

Tariff Payments

Payments will be made on a quarterly basis for seven years. The tariffs have been set at a level that reflects the expected cost of renewable heat generation over 20 years. In most cases, payments will be made based on estimated heat demand of the property. DECC will offer an extra set payment of £230 per year where consumers take out metering and monitoring support packages for heat pumps and £200 for biomass boilers.

Scheme Requirements

Applicants will need to complete a Green Deal Assessment before submitting their application and must ensure they have met minimum loft (250mm) and cavity wall insulation requirements, where appropriate. All installations and installers must be MCS certified (or certified by an equivalent scheme). MCS certified installers are currently required to be members of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, which is backed by the Trading Standards Institute

Jul1 2013Retirement Home Has A Danfoss Ground Source Heat Pump Fitted

Eartheat have recently competed a project where a 8kW Danfoss Ground Source Heat Pump was installed as a complete heating and hot water solution for a two bed detached house in a remote farmers field. Our customer is a Shropshire farmer who has built a house for his parents to live in on their retirement.

July 2013 Retirement Home Has A Danfoss Ground Source Heat Pump Fitted

With 400m of collector the Ground Source Heat Pump system will deliver heating and hot water running costs well under £1,000 a year. Heating is delivered via an underfloor heating the system promises to deliver efficiencies which make the nearest comparison fuels of oil and bottled gas incomparable.

For more information regarding your renewable energy project please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017.

Jun3 2013Renewable Heat Premium Payments increased For Heat Pumps

Renewable Heat Premium Payments increased for Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pumps - The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has recently announced an increase in the grants available for the installation of air source and ground source heat pumps. With immediate effect (June 2013), installations of ground source heat pumps can qualify for payments of £2,300 (an increase of over £1,000) and air source heat pumps can receive payments of £1,300 (an increase of £450).

Renewable Heat Premium Payments increased For Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps £1,300
Ground Source Heat Pumps £2,300

These significant increases are in effect an advance on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which launches next year so by installing during 2013, you can benefit from an increase in initial funding this year as well as the RHI payments from 2014. For more information on the Renewable Heat Incentive and how it would relate to your project please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017. This initiative is part of The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) to increase applications and renewable energy projects which will undoubtedly result in a surge of enquiries and installations. We can offer clear advice and information regarding the funding status of your project. For more information regarding your renewable energy project please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017.

May6 2013New Danfoss Heat Pump Products Launched

Eartheat is pleased to announce new product literature for all of the Danfoss Heat Pump range including Ground Source, Air Source and Commercial Heat Pumps. In total there are now 11 heat pumps in the range which cover the full spectrum of applications for Hot Water and Heating requirements. Included in the range is the new Danfoss DHP-AT Air Source Heat Pump.

New Danfoss Heat Pump Products Launched

DHP-AT air source heat pump - A flexible and compact heat pump that is simple to install

The DHP-AT air source heat pump provides heating, hot water and cooling for a wide range of domestic properties. Operating at high performance levels, the DHP-AT works down to temperatures as low as -15°C. Accumulating 8 decades of knowledge and experience, the DHP-AT was developed to support various applications, creating a fully flexible air source heat pump. The DHP-AT consists of 2 major units: the outdoor unit containing the heat pump, and the indoor control panel. Limiting the pipe and cabling means quicker and simplified installation and a compact heating system. The full range is listed below:

  • Danfoss DHP-AT Air Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-AQ Air Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-A Opti Air Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-A Air Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-H Opti Pro Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-H Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-L Opti Pro Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-L Opti Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-L Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-S Commercial Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Danfoss DHP-R Commercial Ground Source Heat Pump

For more information regarding your renewable energy project please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017.

April1 2013RHI delayed - Scheme Now To Start In spring 2014

A programme offering payments to householders who install renewable heat technologies is to pushed back until spring 2014, the government confirmed today, while also unveiling a new national heat strategy. Details of how the domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme will work and the tariff levels is now due be published in the summer, the date the government said last year the programme would start. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced yesterday that the Renewable Heat Incentive will be launched in spring 2014 with more information to be released this summer.

Renewable Heat Premium Payments increased For Heat Pumps

To cover the gap, the government will extend the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme, which offers money off the cost of renewable heating kit such as heat pumps and solar thermal systems, until March 2014. The Energy Saving Trust (EST) will begin issuing vouchers under the RHPP householder scheme extension from 1 April 2013. In the meantime the RHPP scheme will be extended to March 2014 to support home owners installing heat pumps. The RHPP Phase 2 currently offers a one-off payment of:

For more information regarding your renewable energy project please contact Eartheat on 01455 203017.

March4 2013New Range of Renewable Energy Product Partnerships Launched

Heat Pump Products Supplied by Eartheat Manufactured by Stiebel Eltron

Underfloor Heating Products Supplied & Installed by Eartheat, Manufactured by Emmeti UK

Heat Pump Products Supplied by Eartheat Manufactured by Stiebel Eltron

Heat Pump Products Supplied by Eartheat Manufactured by Stiebel Eltron Heat Pump Products Supplied by Eartheat Manufactured by Stiebel Eltron

Stiebel Eltron provides innovative technology to heat your home, conserve energy and reduce your bills. Already well known for Solar Panels including Solar Thermal and Solar PV, we have now added a range of Heat Pumps to our offering. Stiebel Eltron have recently launched MCS approved air source heat pump and ground source heat pumps to further enhance the current range. For more information please visit our Heat Pumps product webpage.

Underfloor Heating Products Supplied & Installed by Eartheat, Manufactured by Emmeti UK

Underfloor Heating Products Supplied & Installed by Eartheat, Manufactured by Emmeti UK Underfloor Heating Products Supplied & Installed by Eartheat, Manufactured by Emmeti UK

For over thirty years Emmeti have been a world class manufacturer of underfloor heating products. The UK division has focussed on developing the application of manifolds, in plumbing and heating systems, both wall hung radiator as well as underfloor heating systems. Emmeti are considered leaders in underfloor heating. In recent years Emmeti have begun supplying other key underfloor heating componentry coupled with a state of the art pipe manufacturing division making Emmeti the perfect choice for underfloor heating and plumbing components. For more information please visit our Underfloor Heating product webpage.

Feb4 2013Hot Water & Heating Installation with Heat Pump & Underfloor Heating

Eartheat have just completed an installation of a 16kW Danfoss DHP 16 Opti Pro, which provides all the heating and hot water to this home in Leicestershire. The delivery system is underfloor heating with open zones throughout. The collector is 800m of 40mm pipe with 63mm headers installed to a low loss design providing exceptional performance. This multi-room dwelling required an optimum solution which would provide constant heating and hot water.

Hot Water & Heating Installation with Heat Pump & Underfloor Heating

The Government Warm Front Scheme

Danfoss DHP-H Opti Pro

The Danfoss DHP-H Opti Pro uses new innovative technology to operate at the highest possible annual efficiency saving you more on fuel bills and CO2 emissions. The new Opti technology incorporates an intelligent control system that via speed controlled circulation pumps, ensures that the performance is always adjusted to the prevailing requirements and conditions of the heating system.

Jan7 2013Grants for your Renewable Energy Project for Low Income Household Situations

Thinking if of a renewable energy project but not in a position to fund a complete installation. There are some alternatives supported by the government for people on low incomes, pension credits, child tax credits, working tax credits, income support and job seekers allowance. The government, energy suppliers and local authorities all provide grants to help you implement energy-saving measures in your home, such as grants for energy-efficient boilers, heating, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.

Grants for your Renewable Energy Project for Low Income Household Situations

The Government Warm Front Scheme

The UK Government schemes provide funding to households on certain benefits to improve their heating and energy efficiency. In England the scheme is known as Warm Front. The Warm Front Scheme is now accepting new applications. Get more information and details of the eligibility criteria at the DirectGov website https://www.gov.uk/warm-front-scheme.

Overview of the Warm Front Scheme

You could get help worth up to £3,500 to improve the heating or insulation in your home through the Warm Front scheme. The money can pay for things like: insulation - loft, cavity wall insulation.

You can get a grant of up to £3,500 to pay for:

  • loft insulation
  • draught-proofing
  • cavity wall insulation
  • hot water tank insulation
  • converting your solid-fuel open fire to a glass-fronted fire
  • replacing your heating system with an oil or alternative technology system – the grant limit for this is £6,000

Dec3 2012Choose Your Renewable Energy Project Team With Care

A homeowner spent £40,000 on an eco-friendly energy system but bungles and breakdowns left him out in the cold. John Black, an aviation industry technician, had expected his large outlay to be rewarded with lower heating and lighting bills. Yet months after the equipment had been delivered and paid for he still had no hot water and was relying on portable gas heaters to warm his house.

Choose Your Renewable Energy Project Team With Care

Support from Eartheat

Had it not been for Crusader’s intervention with Eartheat, John is pretty sure he would still be in the same hopeless state. Now with our help a vital piece of the equipment, an £8,000 pump, has been replaced by the supplier and more installation guidance made available. “That made all the difference,” he said. “Without the right pump much of the rest of the installation preparatory work was redundant. I was facing a long dispute and more expense before Crusader’s help. There are still problems but I’m in a much better position now.”

In 2010 John, 41, decided to generate his own energy because the corner of Sussex where he is renovating a four-bedroom detached house has no mains gas.ge outlay to be rewarded with lower heating and lighting bills.

Before committing to a system always insist on a site visit. No system will work with a poorly insulated house. “Sizing a heat pump correctly is critical to any installation’s success,” says renewable energy expert Richard Walkden, owner of green solutions provider Eartheat. Ensure the power supply can handle the heat pump’s load and the system’s supplier can show full working knowledge of the technology. For more information call us on 01455 203017.

Nov5 2012Eartheat qualified as HETAS Biomass Boiler installers!

HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Service) is the leading training provider for solid fuel, wood and biomass, offering courses designed for installers, chimney sweeps, retailers, specifiers, Local Authorities, Building Control bodies and those involved in the wood fuel supply chain. Members from Eartheat are now qualified and verified to the HETAS standard:

HETAS

Qualified Biomass Installation

HETAS co-ordinates a dedicated biomass training course to meet increasing demand from installers and customers alike. The course covered appliances up to 45kW intentionally but the training can be deployed for the installation of appliances up to 100kW, including log, chip & pellet boilers.

The course was a mix of theory with practical exercises. It enables Eartheat to carry out feasibility studies, and to professionally advise our customers on fuel type, storage options & system design. It also covers marketing and the various grants available for biomass systems, appliances, concentrating on all aspects of safe installation practice including the applicable Building Regulations & BS EN Standards.

A good level of installation experience of solid fuel appliances. Successful completion of this course provides a route to HETAS registration and the HETAS Competent Persons Scheme for the installation and notification of solid fuel dry appliances. The biomass course also provided evidence of our competence requirements to meet MCS biomass installer standards.

Qualified Biomass Building Regulations

This course is for engineers who are looking to access the HETAS biomass course but will not be installing wood burning, multi-fuel or open fired stoves. The course content covers modules that are relevant to biomass installations and includes items from the key building regulations sections, relating to solid fuel appliance installations, biomass boilers and chimney design. Successfully completed, we were issued with a limited scope certificate for the installation of biomass appliances and equipment with completion of this course providing support to the MCS scheme.

Oct1 2012RHI Tariff Proposals Announced - Fantastic News For Homeowners!

This week has seen the latest government proposals for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) being published by the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC). The main elements within the consultation are as follows:

HI Tariff Proposals Announced - Fantastic News For Homeowners!
  • Indicative tariff ranges for air source heat pumps 6.9p - 11.5p/kWh.
  • Indicative tariff ranges for ground source heat pumps 12.5p - 17.3p/kWh.
  • Payments are to homeowners for a period of seven years for each kWh of heat produced for the expected lifetime of the renewable technology and based on deemed heat usage.

This represents a significant advantage for people looking to renovate, develop, build or add to their current home in respect to energy reduction and payback periods. You can potentially expect a much shorter payback period as well as higher levels of ongoing additional income if you are looking to replace your fossil fuel gas boiler or oil boiler or solid duel system with either a ground source heat pump or an air source heat pump renewable energy system.

This initiative is very similar to the Feed-in-Tariff for Solar PV which was quickly adopted as an incentive type astute many homeowners. To discuss the RHI in more detail and to arrange a quotation, please call us now on 01455 203017 or use the enquiry form on our website to start the process of getting a heat pump installed into your property.

Sep3 2012Passive Cooling System - Danfoss Heat Pump & Underfloor Heating

Eartheat have fitted a passive cooling system to this very high spec large bungalow in North East Leicestershire.

Passive Cooling System
September 2012 - Eartheat & University of Leicester in Partnership for Heat Pump Innovation

The clients home incorporates a number of features where heat losses are minimises through very high levels of insulation and the building partly buried under a bank of soil. South Facing fenestration is designed for maximising solar gain all year, to keep the heating costs to a minimum and complimented by a Danfoss Opti-Pro Ground Source Heat Pump which provides extremely high efficiency heating delivered through underfloor heating, a full system designed and installed by Eartheat.


Additional benefit is derived by the Passive Cooling which does not run the heat pump compressor to provide cooling but uses a very low energy circulating pump. The same fluid circulated in the ground to collect heat energy in the heating season is used to remove heat via the underfloor system from the house and deliver it into the ground.


This achieves both cooling the house in summer and the recharging of the ground with heat for the winter.

Aug6 2012Eartheat & University of Leicester in Partnership for Heat Pump Innovation

Eartheat and the University of Leicester are working on a collaborative project and Innovation Partnership - The project aim is to advise Eartheat on the effectiveness of different system options for heat pump installations.

Objectives Include:

Objective 1 - Focussing on the collector loop, monitor the system performance at two (possibly three) installations, to determine the configuration that provides the largest opportunity for heat collection for the lowest electrical energy expense of the re-circulating anti-freeze pump.

Objective 2 - Determine the time-averaged Coefficient of Performance of the system and evaluate the impact of changing the collector configuration on the (CoP) by system modelling.

Objective 3 - By including appropriate energy forecast costs, produce projections of the Return on Investment (RoI) for different configurations, qualified by appropriate uncertainty bands that reflect the volatility of the energy supply cost and of the changes of the average heat delivered due, for instance, to a change in the client’s lifestyle.

Jul2 2012New Case Studies From Eartheat

District Heating Biomass Boiler Scheme, 35 Year Old Heat Pump Replacement, 16kW Ground Source Heat Pump in Newark and an Underfloor Heating & Ground Source Heat Pump in Leicester.

District Heating Biomass Boiler Scheme

Eartheat have completed our first District Heating Scheme on an industrial project in Leicestershire and are in the process of installing the flat-stations to interact between the district heating and the individual units. The heating system is powered by a bio-mass boiler system supplied by Rural Energy and installed by Eartheat with a backup gas boiler if required. Wood Chip will be provided by the developer from his locally resourced coppiced trees.

35 Year Old Heat Pump Replacement

Eartheat have replaced a working 35 year old heat pump with a new one to gain from better performance. The old unit was a predecessor to the Danfoss units now on the market. It has been replaced with the latest heat pump on the market which is a Danfoss 12kW Opti-Pro. This type of heat pump uses the existing collector loop to produce abundant hot water at 60°C and heating at 22°C to serve the large domestic radiator fed property in Leicestershire. The photograph illustrate how new heat pumps are both compact and efficient compared to the old unit. The original Heat Pump was a Thermia JBC400M and dated from about 1977.

16kW Ground Source Heat Pump in Newark

Eartheat are currently doing the ground works for a 16kW Danfoss heat pump installation near Newark Notts. Using a trenching machine to create a 1m deep hole in the ground the system is laid in record time with the minimum of disruption. The collector field is a normal paddock which is trenched over its full length to provide 16kW of heat for the property. The end of each pipe run is accessed via a jointing pit where the pipes are electro fused to ensure a sound joint.

Underfloor Heating & Ground Source Heat Pump in Leicester

An installation of connective pipe work to 1st floor radiator system for a heat pump system in Leicester. The pipe work is done in red and white indicating flow and returns. The radiator system is served by a bespoke low loss header manifold which allows full flow to each radiator, controls flow and provides isolation valves if required. The ground source heat pump was a 12kW Danfoss unit and underfloor heating.

Jun4 2012Eartheat Passes annual MSC Accreditation Scheme Inspection

Eartheat renews The Microgeneration Certification Scheme certification - MCS certification offers tangible benefits to installers, manufacturers and customers with a piece of mind standard. Assurance that products and services are designed, specification and installation.

Eartheat Passes annual MSC Accreditation Scheme Inspection

How does the MCS affect installers?

The MCS is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme which demonstrates to your customers that your company is committed to meeting rigorous and tested standards. It was designed with input from installer and product representatives. Similar to the Gas Safe Register, the MCS gives you a mark of competency and demonstrates to your customers that you can install to the highest quality every time.

Installer certification entails assessing the supply, design, installation, set-to-work and commissioning of renewable microgeneration technologies.

How does the MCS affect Manufacturers and Suppliers?

The MCS is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme which demonstrates the quality and reliability of approved products by satisfying rigorous and tested standards. It was designed with input from product and installer representatives.

Product certification involves type testing of products and an assessment of the manufacturing processes, materials, procedures and staff training.

May7 2012Eartheat Relocates due to Increased Expansion

Since July 2008 Eartheat have been located at Wigston in Leicester providing renewable energy systems. During the last 24 months the company has doubled turnover and increased from 2 staff members to 7.

Due to this ongoing expansion we have moved to new premises on 28th May 2012 in Lutterworth just of the M1 Junction at Junction 20.There are plans to continue this growth during 2012 and 2013.

The new Contact details will be:
Eartheat Limited
Unit 6, Ladywood Works
Lutterworth
Leicestershire
LE17 4HD
Telephone 01455 203017
Email sales@eartheat.co.uk
Web www.eartheat.com

The last 2 years has seen significant growth and expansion into a wide range of renewable energy solutions including Heat Pumps, Solar Panels, Underfloor Heating and Biomass Heating. Richard Walkden would like to thank all customers, suppliers and staff members for their input over the last 4 years since 2008 when the company was incorporated. For more information please contact us.

Apr2 2013Eartheat featured in the Daily Express, Green firm is full of Energy

Eartheat have featured in the Daily Express issue dated 11th April 2012 with an article about the growth of our business and market sector over the last two years.

The article also promotes a renewable way of hot water and heating systems as the future. Extracts from the article include:

Eartheat in The Daily Express

"REMODELLING its business has given a green energy installer good grounds to expect a £1million turnover in the next two years. The company, which was set up by builder Richard Walkden and his wife Jo in 2008, provides heating solutions centred on pump technology. This collects energy stored in the ground before transferring it to a property's heating and hot-water system. Richard, 52, says it's the company's bespoke solutions that have given it a competitive edge."

"Our goal is a tailored system providing the lowest running cost without a loss of efficiency. We do this with good design and one-stop installation, from ground loop through heat pump to underfloor heating and screeding. We also offer solar light and heating, biomass boilers and rainwater harvesting."

Domestic systems cost from £5,000 to £20,000 and the return on investment is about six years. Eartheat Limited can be contacted at www.eartheat.com or by calling 01455 203017.

Mar5 2012Eartheat at Ecobuild 2012, Your Design and Install partnership for hot water and heating systems

Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps Technology and Installation. Bespoke Underfloor Heating. Solar Panels for both Photovoltaic and heating installations. The recently added Biomass Heating system is also now offered within our portfolio of services.

Eartheat at Ecobuild 2012
Eartheat at Ecobuild 2012
  • Air source and Ground Source Heat Pump Technology and Installation
  • Bespoke Underfloor Heating
  • Solar Panels for both Photovoltaic and heating installations
  • Biomass Heating systems

Eartheat Limited can be contacted at www.eartheat.com or by calling 01455 203017.

Feb6 2012Eartheat attending Ecobuild at ExCel in London on Tuesday 20th March to Thursday 22nd March

Ecobuild is the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment and the UK’s largest construction event of any kind.

February 2012 - Eartheat attending Ecobuild at ExCel in London on Tuesday 20th March to Thursday 22nd March

Ecobuild takes place at the ExCeL exhibition and conference centre at the heart of the new Green Enterprise District in London's Docklands. As well as Ecobuild, ExCeL is home to enormously popular events such as Grand Designs Live, World Travel Market, The London International Boat Show and The London International Wine Fair. It is also a London 2012 Olympics venue hosting seven out of twenty four Olympic events - boxing, fencing, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling and table tennis and six Paralympics events. You can book to attend the event on www.ecobuild.co.uk.


  • Over 1,500 exhibitors - the biggest Ecobuild yet
  • Free conference - three streams every day
  • Dozens of attractions & live demonstrations
  • 130+ free seminars
  • Renowned & influential speakers
  • New product search

The address of the Ecobuild event is ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL and come and visit us on stand S3024 and find out more about Eartheat, Solar Panels, Underfloor Heating, Heat Pumps, Hot Water and Heating systems.

Eartheat Limited can be contacted at www.eartheat.com or by calling 01455 203017.

Dec5 2011Ground-source heat pump heats and cools Weatherspoon Pub

Beneath the paved area in front of this Weatherpoon’s pub are 10 boreholes serving a Danfoss heat pump that provides heating and cooling. As part of a major refurbishment following a fire, a ground source heat pump from Danfoss Heat Pumps has been installed to provide heating and cooling for J. D. Weatherspoon's Kettleby Cross pub in Melton Mowbray.

Danfoss DHP-H Opti Pro Heat Pump

This 26kW heat pump is supplied by 10 boreholes, each 90m deep, under the paved area at the front of the building. They exchange heat with the ground via a glycol circuit. Installation work was carried out by renewable-energy specialist Eartheat of Leicester. Heating and cooling are provided by an underfloor installation in the pub itself. The control system is weather compensated.

Closed Loop Ground Source Heat Pump System - In a closed loop system a single or double probe is inserted into the full depth of the borehole and held in place with a thermal grout to ensure good heat conductivity between the probe and the surrounding area. The boreholes are joined to a manifold, and the manifold connected to the heat pump.

Eartheat Limited can be contacted at www.eartheat.com or by calling 01455 203017.

Oct3 2011Eartheat features in 'Heat Pumps Today' Magazine

Richard Walkden is Managing Director of Eartheat, the installing project team for the award winning Danfoss ground source heat pump installation in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

Danfoss DHP-H Opti Pro Heat Pump

I’m a heating engineer by trade but just over five years ago, I installed a Thermia heat pump in my own home. Being a bit of an eco-warrior, I could see where the market was going so for nearly two years, all we did was install heat pumps for Eco Heat Pumps, now Danfoss Heat Pumps. Today we work with all of the leading manufacturers and our territory covers most of the UK Newcastle to Bristol and the East coast.

It's critical to identify the motivation of your customer. Usually it is economic but for customers on mains gas, this might be based on how things could turn out in 10 years time. When you’re up against oil, bottled gas or mains electricity, heat pumps are not difficult to sell.

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My preference is always to take ownership of the system design and specification, including the ground collectors, to make sure it is done right. We install more air source heat pumps than ground source heat pumps but I prefer ground source. Its design can be maximised to be more efficient and delivers a predictability that you cannot get with air source, particularly in cold winters. Ground source is virtually maintenance free and is not another unwanted object in the garden.

Bore holes are an interesting case. When heat pumps came along, the guys in the bore hole market suddenly woke up and prices went through the roof. Now they’re coming back to more reasonable levels. I also prefer to fit underfloor heating as radiators need to run at higher temperatures, which makes the heat pump less efficient. High temperature heat pumps come at a price, as they do not operate with such efficiency. Personally, I would rather not install one.

I only install heat pumps that are MCS approved. The current economic climate has put a restraint on decision making. I believe that when the RHI kicks in for domestic applications and for air source, the market for heat pumps will take off, but this could be two years away. It's very competitive out there so we have to show that our experience brings added value. What Eartheat sells is not the heat pump alone, not even the overall installation, it is peace of mind. I will answer my telephone even on Christmas Day if one of my customers needs help!

Eartheat Limited can be contacted at www.eartheat.com or by calling 01455 203017.

Aug1 2013MP’s Home Fitted with an Energy Saving Danfoss Heat Pump

When the Hon MP for North West Leicestershire Andrew Bridgen commissioned a new-build home, he was keen to utilise a renewable energy system that would reduce his carbon footprint and lower his energy bills.

Danfoss DHP-H Opti Pro Heat Pump

The 581 sq m property named The Willows was built near Swadlincote in Derbyshire and is fitted with a ground source heat pump from Danfoss Heat Pumps UK to supply all of its hot water and space heating requirements. The project has been shortlisted in the 'Installation of the Year’ category at this year’s National Heat Pump Awards.

The Conservative MP, who has campaigned on environmental issues, investigated a range of heating alternatives for his spacious five-bedroom home, which also contains a cinema, gym and billiard room. Mr Bridgen was advised by renewable energy specialists Eartheat Limited of Leicester that a ground source heat pump was the most sustainable and cost effective solution to his space and water heating requirements.

Although Mr Bridgen and his family originally planned to live in the house he was selected as the parliamentary candidate for the neighbouring county, so has since put the house on the market.

The property was designed and built by Bridges Developments Limited of Derbyshire, who specialise in low carbon properties, and Managing Director John Bridges says: "There were a range of challenges on this project, in particular the issue of achieving a high level of energy efficiency within a realistic budget. This involved a complete redesign of the original plan and we decided upon an innovative technique which used an insulated concrete form construction. This is a cost effective method of achieving a very high level of thermal efficiency."

"We worked closely with Eartheat on the design of the heating and hot water system. The original plan included solar thermals to supply hot water, but we added an extra hot water storage tank to the heat pump system to ensure there was an adequate supply. The quality and flexibility of the Danfoss heat pump, backed by the company’s technical support, was vital in achieving these design improvements."

Because of the high level of air tightness achieved by the concrete walls, Eartheat was able to specify a 16kW heat pump, which is smaller than would usually be required for a new build property of this size and therefore uses less electricity. A DHP-H Opti Pro heat pump system was installed with an additional 200 litre hot water cylinder to supplement the pump’s internal 180 litre tank. Figures recorded over the first six months show that the system will supply an estimated 49,000kWh of energy per year, while consuming just 11,000kWh of electricity.

The pump is supplied by a ground loop buried in horizontal trenches, which extracts heat from the ground. It provides continuous hot water and feeds an underfloor heating system, which runs throughout the three-storey property.

The DHP-Opti Pro pump is one of the most advanced on the market and incorporates an intelligent control system on the circulation pumps to ensure maximum efficiency. It supplies both space and water heating and includes the latest HG technology, utilising the compressor as a 'super heater' to raise the temperature of the domestic hot water supply.

Eartheat’s Managing Director Richard Walkden explains: "We were able to provide a highly cost effective solution for heating and hot water. This was achieved by using our bespoke design for the ground loop collector system which does not require a collector manifold. The developer and MP are so pleased with the result that they have written in support of our entry in this year's National Heat Pump Awards."

Eartheat has a strong reputation for customer service, which includes providing a dedicated helpline for its customers.
Chris Dale, Director of Danfoss Heat Pumps UK, explains: "The Hon Andrew Bridgen MP is among a growing number of self builders who are concerned about the environmental impact of their developments and who realise that a ground source heat pump system will minimise the home’s carbon emissions for decades to come. An added benefit is the long term saving in energy costs, which is likely to become ever more significant as gas, oil and electricity prices continue to rise."

Eartheat Limited can be contacted at www.eartheat.com or by calling 01455 203017.

Jun6 2011Danfoss Installer Wins National Heat Pump Award

A Leicester-based renewable energy installer Eartheat Ltd has won the prestigious accolade of 'Installation of the Year’ at the National Heat Pump Awards, held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham recently.

Eartheat Win NHPA

Eartheat fought off fierce competition to win the award for the Danfoss heat pump it installed in a new build house built by John Bridges of Bridges Developments and owned by Andrew Bridgen, the Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire. Judges praised Eartheat's dedicated support for the client at all stages of the installation and afterwards.

Managing Director of Eartheat Richard Walkden shown on the left of the picture (with Chris Dale Managing Director of Danfoss and comedian Fred McCauley) says: "We are delighted to have won this award which is a credit to the expertise and dedication of our entire team. We believe in supporting our clients before, during and after installation, which is why we are so frequently recommended by existing customers."

A DHP-H Opti Pro heat pump from Danfoss Heat Pumps UK was installed to supply space heating and hot water for the extensive five-bedroom property. The heat pump will supply an estimated 49,000kWh of energy per year for the large property, while consuming just 11,000kWh of electricity. The DHP-Opti Pro heat pump is one of the most advanced on the market and incorporates an intelligent control system on the circulation pumps to ensure maximum efficiency. It supplies both space and water heating and includes the latest technology, utilising the compressor as a 'super heater' to raise the temperature of the domestic hot water supply.

Chris Dale, Director of Danfoss Heat Pumps UK, comments: "It has been very exciting to see the high calibre of entries for the first National Heat Pump Awards, reflecting the level of expertise among heat pump installers throughout the UK. We congratulate Eartheat on their well deserved success."

When planning the property Mr Bridgen MP investigated a range of environmentally friendly heating alternatives, and had initially decided to install solar thermal panels as well as a ground source heat pump. However, following advice from Eartheat, he was able to significantly reduce his building costs with a bespoke solution which meant that all of the hot water could be supplied by the Danfoss heat pump, removing the need for the solar thermal panels. This was achieved by fitting an additional 200 litre hot water cylinder to supplement the pump’s internal 180 litre tank. The pump is supplied by an Eartheat design of low loss ground loop buried in horizontal trenches, which extracts heat from the ground.

Eartheat further, designed and installed the bespoke underfloor heating delivery system which runs throughout the three-storey property. The system provides efficiency gains whist saving on material cost.

Eartheat worked closely with the developer John Bridges of Bridges Developments Limited, to design the ground source heating system. The developer and MP were so impressed with the technical advice and service Eartheat provided that they wrote in support of the company’s entry in the Heat Pump Awards.

This is the inaugural competition of the National Heat Pump Awards, which has been set up to celebrate excellence in the industry. It is supported by major suppliers and trade organisations including national body The Heat Pump Association.

Eartheat Limited can be contacted at www.eartheat.com or by calling 01455 203017.