Bivalent heat pump systems – what installers need to know

Systems that are able to integrate renewables with a conventional heat source have an important role to play in many UK homes. Phil Hurley explores the applications that are most likely to benefit from bivalent heat pump systems and highlights the main considerations for installers.
With the RHI now fully in play, the popularity of heat pumps amongst the domestic audience is firmly on the rise. As a result, installers are being approached by an increasing number of customers looking to make the most of long-term tariff payments, alongside lower bills and greater energy security.
In the right property – and designed, fitted, operated and maintained to the correct standards – it’s clear that heat pumps are more than well equipped to meet UK domestic heating needs both efficiently and cost-effectively.
However, not every property is set up to allow a heat pump (or any other renewable technology) to fulfil the everyday heat demand by itself – and for these properties, a bivalent heat pump system has the potential to provide an effective solution.
Read full story here: Reaping the bivalent benefits
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[author image=”https://www.installeronline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Phil-Hurley.bmp” ]Phil Hurley is Managing Director at renewable heating manufacturer NIBE. The company is committed to sustainable construction and specialises in providing homes with high-tech energy-saving solutions for heating, ventilation, cooling and heat recovery. Phil has 30 years’ experience within the heating industry and has spent the last 12 years in the renewables market.[/author]

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