Director and lead heating engineer
With 20 years experience in the trade, and 10 as owner/engineer for Option, Michael has the experience at both the technical and customer service ends of the business to ensure your heat pump installation experience is the best it can be
Why Choose Us
5 Star Reviews
Proof of our high standards and exceptional customer service can be found in our much appreciated customer reviews. We are 5 star rated on Google, and 9.8 out of 10 on Checkatrade, with 300 genuine reviews.
Heat Geek Assured
Heat Geek offer the best training in the country on low temperature central heating design, complete with BPEC certification. We have undergone their full training and we also offer access to the BUS grant via their Assured scheme.
We have a fantastic accreditation coming soon which is the ultimate in consumer approval, giving you confidence that we are safe company to use, who will ensure your consumer rights are respected at all times. This also means that all of our staff are DBS checked.
1% For The Planet
We are extremely passionate about the environment and in doing our part to look after the planet. 1% of everything you pay us goes directly to our non-profit charity partner Rainforest Concern as part of the 1% scheme, to assist with their vital conservation work.
Michael’s incredibly passionate about renewable energy and as a result, we now have a home which is heated throughout to a more comfortable level, unlike before using storage heaters.
And we are using a lot less electric!
Thanks, Michael and Guy
To enquire about a heat pump installation please fill out this form and we’ll get in touch
Heat pumps are the perfect alternative to electric, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and oil heating systems. Fuel costs for heat pumps are considerably cheaper than the aforementioned options, and can be marginally cheaper than natural gas. Add this to the fact that a heat pump can use your own solar electrical energy, and this amounts to a more energy secure future for your home.
The installation cost can be offset by the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, a government grant which pays £5000 (for air source heat pumps) direct to your installation company on your behalf for deduction from your final payment. Eligibility criteria applies.
There are 2 initial considerations for you to bear in mind before having a heat pump installed;
Always take a fabric first approach where possible. If you don’t have cavity wall, or loft insulation, you should get this done ideally before a heat pump installation.
The heat pump grant is not available to properties where the above measures are recommended on the EPC. If you have soild walls, then the situation is slightly different. As a rule, consider the prospect of insulation first and foremost.
We would recommend to have a minimum of loft insulation, double glazed windows and cavity wall insulation or similar, but we have successfully installed to properties with some single glazing, or no wall insulation. It just make the running costs a little higher.
Existing Heating Emitters
Heating emitters are generally radiators or underfloor heating. If you have no existing emitters and are having a new system installed, then this is a mute point, as we can install the appropriately sized emitters.
If you are having a heat pump installed to an existing system that was previously used for a fossil fuel boiler system, then you may need to allow for partial or full upgrades throughout.
Heat pumps operate at much cooler water temperatures, around 30-50c, compared to a traditional boiler which operates at around 60-80c. Underfloor heating is designed to work at 50c or less, which means it is perfect for a heat pump, but radiators are traditionally sized to operate at hotter temperatures, which means they could need upgrading to larger radiators.
One caveat to this, is if you upgraded the insulation after the radiators were installed, then you may get a handy side effect of making the radiator oversized, and now suitable to run at lower temperatures.
Just be aware that a heat pump isn’t just plug and play. There are important design considerations to ensure it heats your property well, and property size has a big impact. This means that costs vary significantly from project to project, broadly ranging from £10,000 to £25,000, less the BUS grant of £5000 if eligible.
The best way to get an approximation, is to talk to us by registering your interest on the contact form above. We’ll call you back for a short conversation, give you a ball park figure, and the ball is then entirely in your court.
If an air source heat pump installation is feasible for you, we would love to come on board and deliver your project.
We carry out
- Viessmann and Vaillant air source heat pumps with full 7 year parts and labour warranty
- Other manufacturers are available for budget projects
- Building heat loss calculations for heat pump and emitter sizing
- Unvented (mains pressure) hot water cylinders with high recovery coil designed for heat pumps
- Intelligent heating control systems with optional smart internet connectivity
- Full system design and commissioning for optimum efficiency and performance
- Full handling of BUS grant on your behalf
Contact us today and get the ball rolling on your heat pump installation
Registered Office Address:
Option Energy Solutions Ltd
3 Tanyard Lane Cottages
Registered in England
Tel: 01903 814777
Email: [email protected]
Company Reg: 08893883
VAT no: 235 2604 30
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