HOW AN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP CAN WORK FOR YOU
Introducing the Fischer Hybrid Solution - Reduce Energy Use and Stay Warm
Despite the offer of a £5000 grant towards the cost of installation, take up of the Government’s Boiler Replacement Scheme has got off to a slow start.
Under The Boiler Upgrade Scheme, households can apply for vouchers to help them switch to a heat pump. The government aims to give out 30,000 vouchers annually but only managed 9,888 between the scheme’s launch in May and the end of last year. So far, annual air source heat pump installation is under 40,000. As it stands, the government’s target to install 600,000 a year by 2028 seems a long way off.
Criticism of heat pumps and in particular their perceived lack of suitability for many UK homes may account for the poor uptake. Users who have installed heat pumps have also reported that their new system struggles to reach a warm and comfortable temperature, leaving them out of pocket, and… out in the cold.
Pioneers of Zero Emission Heating
Fischer has been manufacturing electric heating systems for over 75 years and in that time has gained vast experience and a wealth of knowledge in how best to utilise sustainable heating systems.
Fischer has installed over 250,000 electric HeatCore radiators in UK homes along with electric boilers and water heating and they understand that if we are to reach net zero targets, the way we heat our homes is not a ‘One Size Fits All’ solution.
CEO Keith Bastian says: “To reach net zero targets, we need to move to zeroemission heating, but due to the many differences in UK homes, customers need the best advice on which solution works best for them. At Fischer, we have multiple options for customers to choose from and we are helping customers transition to net zero in a manner that matches their needs.” A Hybrid Heat Pump. The team at Fischer has found a solution which offers customers the best of both worlds. Homeowners can now enjoy the benefits that a heat pump brings reducing their homes carbon emissions and energy use, while enjoying the same levels of comfort and warmth they experience with their existing heating system.
The Fischer Air Source Compact
Fischer has just launched the Fischer Compact to their zero emission product range which also includes electric boilers, patented electric water heating and 100% efficient electric HeatCore radiators. To combat the reduced temperatures produced by heat pumps, Fischer are providing customers with their ‘Warm Home Package’ that includes an Air Source Heat Pump, a dual hot water system with buffer tank and Fischer 40mm HeatCore radiators.
Fischer’s radiators are supplied to combat the lower levels of heat provided by a heat pump. Working in conjunction with the heat pump, Fischer radiators bolster the room temperature quickly, heating your home effectively and efficiently resulting in you getting the warmth you need, whenever you need it.
What do the Tests Reveal?
The Hybrid Heat Pump Concept has been borne out of tests Fischer has conducted in a home setting. The test revealed that whilst Air Source Heat Pumps are highly efficient, enjoying performance levels of around 300%, they struggle to heat homes to a comfortable temperature of 21º C.
Thanks to Fischer’s wide range of heating options, homeowners across the UK can move towards Net Zero and still enjoy the comfort levels they would expect.
Why Choose Fischer?
Fischer’s Air Source Compact features industry leading 80mm injected Polyurethane Insulation to reduce heat losses and uses a R-32 refrigerant for improved energy efficiency and cost reductions. Compatible with Solar PV - The Fischer Hybrid Heat Pump Solution will play a significant part in the transition to net zero.
But what if you were told you could move towards Net Zero without compromising on comfort and warmth?