Provide us with your drawings and specifications for thorough analysis, discussion and recommendation.
Step 2 Estimate
We will produce a detailed estimate for your consideration, based on the consultation phase.
Step 3 Site Survey
Site surveys will be conducted to assess the accuracy of the information submitted, and to provide any variation requirements .
Step 4 Installation
Deposits will be taken and works commenced on the agreed installation dates.
Arrival to site process
Initial introduction between Toucan and the client, detailing what we are there to carry out, what areas we will need to access whilst the works are being carried out, (if any areas are prohibited). Whether any sensitive power related items are currently on and the affect it could have regarding disruptions to power during the works.
- The pathway to and from the work area is heavily protected for instance carpet protector to prevent any damage being caused during the transport of tools and materials
- Picture evidence will be taken before commencement of works of the work area and pathways to protect the client and the engineers regarding any discrepancies in the condition of the property before works commence.
- At this stage the works will be undertaken. Toucan engineers will always always keep in verbal dialogue with the client discussing the job process and highlighting any problems and the related solutions, whilst taking progress photographic evidence as we go.
- This will be the commissioning stage where we will take all relevant readings and complete any paperwork related to the works, i.e. certification.
- This is the final clean stage where the property will be restored to its initial state before works commenced. There will be final finish photographic evidence taken.
- Handover of new installation to the client, where all operation and maintenance manuals are handed over with a detailed user demonstration performed by the engineers.
Air-Source Heat Pump Installation Kent
Ashford based Toucan Electrical install Mitsubishi and Daikin Air Source Heat Pumps both systems represent the latest in innovative and energy-efficient heating solutions; whether you are a homeowner looking for an eco-friendly heating option or a business owner aiming to reduce workplace energy costs, Toucan Electrical can help you with Air Source Heat Pump Installation in Kent and the South East.
Understanding Air-Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) are highly efficient heating systems designed to extract heat from the outside air and transfer it into your home. Leveraging the principles of thermodynamics, ASHPs provide both heating and cooling capabilities. Consisting of three key components—an outdoor unit, an indoor unit, and a refrigerant circuit—ASHPs absorb heat from the air outside and release it into your living space. This process can be reversed to provide cooling during warmer months, offering versatile year-round comfort.
Advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps
Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings
Air source heat pumps excel in energy efficiency, capable of producing up to three times more heat energy than the electrical energy they consume. By harnessing renewable energy from the air, these systems can significantly reduce reliance on traditional fossil fuel-based heating methods, resulting in substantial cost savings on energy bills. The long-term financial benefits, coupled with a reduced carbon footprint, make ASHPs an environmentally friendly and economically viable choice.
Versatility and Year-Round Comfort
Air source heat pumps exhibit exceptional versatility, effectively heating homes even in cold climates. Modern ASHP models can extract heat from the air at temperatures as low as -15°C (5°F). Furthermore, these systems can provide cooling during hot summers, eliminating the need for separate air conditioning units. With an ASHP, you can enjoy consistent indoor temperatures and year-round comfort, regardless of the season.
Environmentally Friendly Heating
Concerned about reducing your environmental impact? Air source heat pumps are the solution. By utilizing renewable energy from the air, they produce significantly lower carbon emissions compared to traditional heating systems. ASHPs operate without the combustion process, eliminating the release of harmful gases and particulates. Choosing an air-source heat pump contributes to a greener, more sustainable future for our planet.
Installation Process and Considerations
Site Evaluation and Sizing
Before installing an air source heat pump, a thorough site evaluation is essential. This evaluation determines the suitability and sizing requirements for your specific property. Factors such as insulation levels, home layout, and outdoor space availability influence the installation process. Engaging a professional HVAC contractor ensures an accurate assessment and appropriate sizing of the system for optimal performance.
Types of Air-Source Heat Pumps
There are two primary types of air source heat pumps: air-to-water and air-to-air. Air-to-water heat pumps distribute heat through a wet central heating system, such as radiators or underfloor heating. Air-to-air heat pumps release heat directly into the air, functioning similarly to traditional forced-air heating systems. Understanding these differences is crucial when selecting the most suitable ASHP for your heating requirements.
Installation and Maintenance
Air source heat pump installation should always be conducted by certified professionals experienced in HVAC systems. Proper installation ensures optimal performance, energy efficiency, and longevity of the system. Regular maintenance, including filter cleaning and refrigerant checks, is essential to keep the ASHP operating at its best. Adhering to the manufacturer's guidelines and scheduling professional maintenance will maximize the lifespan of your heat pump.