Over the last few years, there has been much discussion around heat pumps. Under current UK government plans, gas and oil boilers will be banned from new-build homes from 2025. This is with the aim of making homes of today and the future carbon neutral, energy efficient and sustainable.
Understanding Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are highly efficient systems that extract heat from the air, ground, or water to warm your home. They work best when paired with low water temperature systems, as they operate most efficiently at lower temperatures.
Traditional heating systems such as radiators and underfloor heating can be used with heat pumps however they are not ideal for heat pumps.
Choosing the Right Heating Systems for Heat Pumps
While heat pumps are undoubtedly efficient and eco-friendly, finding the right heating system that complements their low water temperature operation can be a challenge. Many traditional heating systems struggle to provide sufficient heat output at the lower water temperatures required by heat pumps. For example, radiators need to be oversized to provide enough heat from the low water temperatures, this can make them unsightly and inefficient, taking up valuable wall space.
Underfloor heating is an option, but the installation process can be lengthy taking days to install waiting for the screed to set and the system’s long lag and unresponsiveness may not be ideal for those seeking rapid heating solutions.
The best solution for Heat Pumps
Heat Cloud’s innovative technology and design make it the most compatible heating and cooling system for heat pumps on the market. Heat Cloud is a high-tech radiant panel that offers efficient heating and cooling performance from low-water temperature systems, perfectly aligning with the needs of heat pump users. But what sets Heat Cloud apart from other options?
Unlike conventional radiators that require oversized dimensions to compensate for low water temperatures, Heat Cloud delivers outstanding heat output without compromising on aesthetics or space. The rapid response times of the panels ensure you feel the warmth exactly when you need it.
Heat Cloud provides a comfortable environment throughout your home. This is because the heat that is emitted uses radiant heating. To learn more about how Heat Cloud works, click here.
Heat Cloud is designed to be discreet and unobtrusive, sitting within the building’s sub-structure behind plasterboard ceilings or walls. This positioning ensures that it remains invisible to the occupants, preserving the aesthetic appeal of your living spaces without reducing ceiling height or room dimensions.
Ease of Installation
The installation process of Heat Cloud is a breeze, especially for those familiar with underfloor heating systems. Utilising the same piping and manifold items as underfloor heating, Heat Cloud can be seamlessly integrated into your home. In just 1-2 days, the panels can be installed in a large house. The panels can be installed in metal or wooden framed ceilings making the system ideal for renovation, self-build or new-build properties.
One standout feature of Heat Cloud is its ability to provide cooling as well as heating! When paired with a reverse cycle heat pump, this system can ensure year-round comfort in your home, making it a truly versatile choice.
Take a look at the Berkshire Home self-build project, where the homeowners prioritised cooling, leading them to choose Heat Cloud.
A Better Alternative to Other Radiant Heaters
Compared to low-level LTHW radiant heaters, Heat Cloud offers a more efficient and practical solution. The extensive surface area required for low-level heaters can be cumbersome, and their positioning at a lower level makes them easily obstruction by furniture. Heat Cloud’s integration into ceilings (or walls) provides even heat distribution without taking up valuable space or getting blocked by household items.
If you are looking for a high-efficiency, comfortable, and easy-to-install heating system for your heat pump, then Heat Cloud is the perfect choice for you.
Heat Cloud’s compatibility with low water temperature systems, ease of installation, and ability to provide cooling makes it the ideal option for achieving optimal comfort and energy efficiency in your home with heat pumps.