Reasons to Install Hybrid Heat Pumps


Now is the time to learn about Spire Renewables hybrid heat pumps. Global renewable electricity installation has hit a record level in 2020 according to the International Energy Agency. We are experts in the clean energy industry, specialising in air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. Therefore, below we have listed five reasons you need to start installing our newest product, the hybrid heat pump system. 

Heat pumps are a brilliant source of green energy, because they create much more energy than they consumes. Also they are far cheaper to run than a boiler. Plus, unlike a gas boiler or oil boiler, a heat pump does not use fossil fuels. Heat pumps use a small amount of electricity to convert heat found outside in the air or ground into warm air for your home. However, plumbers have often found it difficult to retrofit heat pumps. 

How do you make an existing home more energy efficient? 

Spire Renewables hybrid heat pump solves the problem many homeowners and plumbers face. How do you retrofit a heat pump without replumbing the existing heating system?

The hybrid heat pump package consists of a highly efficient air source or ground source heat pump and controller. This controller lets the heat pump work with the existing gas boiler or oil boiler to create a new heating system, which is more environmentally friendly, cost effective and uses less energy. Using this package also means that plumbers have an alternative when retrofitting heat pumps.

A hybrid heating system will switch between the boiler and the heat pump modes for cost efficiency and to make sure the house is a constant temperature. The majority of the time, the system will run on the heat pump, providing a consistent low level of heat throughout the day. However, when the temperature drops below a certain level the heating system will switch to using the boiler, to keep the house at the desired temperature. 

Now you know what a hybrid heat pump is, find out why you should learn how to plumb them in.

Top Five Reasons You Need To Start Installing Hybrid Heat Pumps

  1. Career Opportunities 
  2. The customer wants it
  3. Hybrid heat pumps are the technology of the future
  4. Government incentives are making heat pumps increasingly accessible
  5. Hybrid heat pumps are simple to install

Career Opportunities

Becoming a hybrid heat pump installer will open up a whole new market. Also, plumbers need to learn how to install renewable energy sources as the world transitions away from fossil fuels at a rapid pace. This year the heat pump market has grown by 20% and that is only set to continue. There is already a high demand for heat pump installers and a real need for plumbers with knowledge of this area. 

By 2025 renewables are expected to supply one-third of the world’s electricity (IEA). Starting to install heat pumps now will give plumbers the edge on their competitors. Also, it will future-proof your career, ensuring you have the relevant skills to meet consumer demand and are able to find work internationally.

The customer wants it 

Over the past decade the environment, green technology and reducing carbon footprints have all become hot topics. The general public are increasingly concerned with the effect they are having on the planet and the legacy they leave behind. This is demonstrated in data across the board, for example Google searches of heat pumps have increased by almost 70% in 2020 compared to 2019. This is why it is so important for you to start installing heat pumps. 

Hybrid heat pumps will help your customers make their homes more energy efficient in an easy and non-invasive way. As we know, traditional boilers are big emitters of carbon dioxide. By switching to a hybrid heat pump the amount of CO2 produced is dramatically decreased and the homeowner does not have to worry about a big remodel.  

Hybrid heat pumps are the technology of the future

Renewable energy is the technology of the future and heat pumps are at the forefront of that. In comparison to inefficient boilers which cost more to run, a heat pump generates three times more  energy than it consumes and is highly efficient. 

Also with green electricity on track to become the largest power source in 2025, displacing coal for the first time in 50 years, the future will favour plumbers who have experience with renewables. This is only reinforced by the fact that in the UK the installation of gas boilers will be banned from new builds by 2025, with support to take this even further. 

Government incentives make heat pumps even more accessible

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS): This government funded scheme provides eligible property owners, in England and Wales, a £7500 grant towards the cost of the provision and installation of Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps. Spire has an excellent track record of successful applications

Spire Renewables are accredited and our team of heating surveyors and engineers are experts in the renewable energy industry. This knowledge will help you deliver great service and install the hybrid heat pump with ease. 

Hybrid heat pumps are simple to install with our help

Above are lots of points on why you should be in the renewable energy business. However, we haven’t mentioned the most obvious reason. It is so easy to start installing hybrid heat pumps with Spire Renewables. 

Our hybrid heat pump will give excellent results working with the existing boiler. There is minimal disruption to the homeowner and it doesn’t take a long time to install. 

Spire Renewables are experts at installing heat pumps, having worked in the clean energy sector for over 10 years. Additionally, our heating surveyors are efficient and will be there to assist you throughout the process. So, plumbers can install hybrid heat pumps with their existing knowledge, aided by our comprehensive instructions and expert support.

Hybrid Heat Pumps Summarised

Given the opportunity for customer growth now is the time to start installing heat pumps. Our hybrid heat pump will let you work on properties that don’t suit other types of renewable energy. Also, by choosing to install innovative hybrid heat pumps you will differentiate yourself from the competition. 

In 2020 new electricity generation is 90% renewable, with only 10% coming from gas and coal (IEA). Now it is not a question of whether you should install hybrid heat pumps, but more why wouldn’t you? 

Call us or send an email today to start installing this exciting new technology. Learn more about how we can help your business grow.