Renewable Technologies

Biomass Boilers
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Biomass Boilers

Biomass Boilers

As the various forms of heating your home becomes mainly a choice between convenience and economy the Green House effect on the environment is also equally of serious consideration.

The Biomass boiler heating system, utilising pellets and wood are an environmentally friendly alternative with carbon-dioxide savings of up to 15 tons per annum when a Biomass Boiler replaces a coal fired boiler. Financial savings can be significant as Biomass qualifies under the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

As well as a boiler system a Log Burning Stove will heat a single room which can be fitted with a back boiler to also provide hot water, this is often cheaper than other heating options.

Air Source Heat Pumps
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Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps

Heat pump technology is very simple. Using a vapour compression cycle it works in a similar way to a home refrigerator.

Outdoor air is drawn into the heat pump to the evaporator. Connected in a closed looped system containing a refrigerant this has the ability to turn into gas at temperatures as low as -15° C. When outside air makes contact with the evaporator the refrigerant reverts into a gas state. A compressor is used to raise the temperature of the refrigerant to a high enough level to be transferred via the condenser to the house’s heating system. At the same time the refrigerant reverts to liquid form, ready to turn into gas once again and return to absorb more heat.

An Air Source Heat Pump absorbs heat from the outside air temperatures as low as -15° C, which can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems or warm air and hot water systems.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps can reduce your energy consumption by up to 50% in comparison to a direct electricity heating system.The benefits of an Air Source Heat System means it is ideal for replacing existing electricity or coal (solid fuel ) heating systems in addition, costs can be further reduced when the installation is combined with the building work on new homes, particularly were natural gas is unavailable. There is also a potential income that can be obtained with the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

A further benefit is that no fuel deliveries are required, for instance as with an oil boiler system. Deluxe Developer’s both supply and install the best quality Air Source Heat Pumps designed to suit your requirements and give a complete coverage of your buildings heating and power demand in the 5kw-16kw range.

For light commercial buildings these Air Source units can be docked together to produce a maximum of 180kW A further benefit for the summer period is that the refrigeration circuit is capable of operating in reverse to provide cooling.

Ground Source Heat Pumps
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Ground Source Heat Pumpss

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps use the soil or groundwater as the heat source. This is a method of saving energy to provide heat to a house for the heating and hot water systems. Heat is stored in the soil either by the sun and rain or in ground water in addition to the lower sub soil. There are basically three methods of extracting the heat from the ground and large areas of land are not always necessary

Surface Collector

Surface Collector

Solar heat, mainly during summer, is directly absorbed into the soil as insulation or as heat from rain. As a surface collector a buried plastic tube is laid in the ground and water/glycol solution passing through the tube absorbs the ground heat which is fed back to the heat pump.

Ground Probe

Ground Probe

In the lower Sub soil or near surface geo-thermal layer is a constant heat source that can be utilised all year long making this method suitable for every type of building or development. A probe is drilled into the ground in what is essentially a small plot of land. Similar in method to the surface collector a closed circuit of plastic tube carries the water/glycol solution into the probe transferring the ground heat to the heat pump.

Ground Water

Ground Water

Ground water has a constant temperature of between 7-12 Degrees Centigrade all year around and by passing a loop of water/glycol solution through this ground water via a plastic pipe approximately 10m-15m apart again this heat is extracted and passed to the heat pump.

Low Maintenance

Ground source heat pumps are low maintenance and can be retro fitted to replace existing inefficient boiler/heat sources aswell as being ideal to fit as an original heat source in New Homes. This system enables you to receive payments through the governments renewable heat incentive (RHI) for the heat you generate using a heat pump. Ground source heat pumps perform at their optimum using underfloor heating also combining the installation with other building work can reduce the cost of installing the heat pump system. Utilising a Solar P.V. System with a ground source heat pump system and underfloor heating can massively reduce your heating and energy consumption and costs.

Solar PV
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Solar PV

Solar PV

Warn money and cut your electricity/heating bills by generating your own green electricity from sunlight.

Solar PV

As well as saving money by generating your own electricity, you will also be paid for electricity produced with a government feed in tariff (FIT) and for your surplus electricity which is returned to the grid.

Tax free return on investment is typically 10%

The Feed In Tariff increases annually in line with the retail price index to ensure that your future payments from your generated electricity keep up with inflation. This means the return on investment will increase as the years go by.

Solar PV is ideal when incorporated with air source heat pumps or ground source heat pumps to maximise the usage and efficiency of your solar production in addition to the electricity for the home.

Low Maintenance

A Solar PV System simply comprises of Solar Panels, an Inverter and a Generation Meter and requires very little maintenance

PV Cells, made from layers of silicon semi-conducting material creates an electric field across these layers when light shines on them. Groups of cells as PV panels are usual roof mounted to receive the maximum amount of light. The electricity produced by the Solar Panels is then passed through cables to an inverter (a collector of electricity to convert the panels DC current to AC current) which passes this electrical supply to your existing circuitry. This helps power your homes electricity requirements such as lighting and household appliances.

At typical household will require approximately 3800 kW hours of electricity per year equivalent to a 4kW PV system.

As it is green renewable energy this will save nearly two tons of carbon dioxide every year!

Waste Water Heat Recover
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Waste Water Heat Recover

Waste Water Heat Recover (WWHR)

Waste Water Heat Recover (WWHR)

WWHR is an extremely simple maintenance free, cost saving technology. Some 90% of the heat used in your shower is lost down the drain and WWHR transfers the heat from the waste water to the cold water supply to your shower. Heat loss from your shower is one of the most over looked energy recovery systems. Commercial applications are particularly suitable where almost constant hot water is being lost to waste such as Laundrettes, hotels, food processing, hairdressers and industrial dishwashers etc. A WWHR energy saving system in commercial premises can save literally thousands of pounds a year.

This simple system transfers the heat from warm waste water down the waste pipe to the main cold water feed going to your shower mixer or appliance, thus reducing the amount of energy required to heat the cold feed water. The residual warmed water can then be return to the hot water cylinder further benefiting the hot water heating system by reducing the amount of energy required to raise the cold mains feed up to hot water cylinder temperature.

Under Floor Heating
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Under Floor Heating

Under Floor Heating

Creating ideally comfortable warmth for your home and being free from draughts and dust combined with a space saving radiator-free interior, underfloor heating is undoubtedly the superior heat source. Underfloor heating is an extremely efficient heating system saving both energy and money.

Under Floor Heating

Underfloor heating systems can be retro-fitted into a renovation or conversion project as well as a new house build, in addition it can be installed in only one room or section of a house and incorporated within an existing radiator system. UFH is a must to maximise efficiency when using a heat pump as your main source of heat but UFH can also improve efficiency of a heating system when used with conventional boiler system. In fact up to 25% cheaper than radiators and 40% cheaper when used with a heat pump.

Under Floor Heating

Whatever your interior heat requirements, Deluxe Developers will provide a design and install the system that best suits your home. This can be combined with our various heat pump systems giving substantial savings on running costs over conventional systems i.e. gas or oil.

MVHR
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Under Floor Heating

Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)

It is essential that all houses have fresh outside air to both breathe and for safe operation of condensing appliances. As new homes become more air tight and energy efficient it is vital damp and stale polluted air is removed from the building. Conventional means of removing and introducing air to your home; trickle vents, open windows or extractor fans remove the heat with the stale air and bring in fresh cold air resulting in an increase in heating costs.

Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR

In order to save energy and have a healthy fresh air environment, house ventilation is a vital consideration, both for existing houses and new energy efficient homes, the solution is MVHR mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.

MVHR systems extract the warm, moist air from such rooms as bathrooms and kitchens. The air is passed around the house in a ducting pipe system usually concealed within the floor and loft. The extracting air is passed through a heat exchanger then ducted outside. Cold fresh air from outside is pulled in pass through a filtering system and into the heat exchanger which in turn warms the fresh air. This newly warmed fresh air is then distributed to the rest of the home such as the living rooms and bedrooms.

  • Fresh clean pollen filtered air circulating your home helping, allergy and asthma sufferers
  • Control over condensation eradicating mould growth and unhealthy spores
  • Reduction in heating bill by increasing energy efficiency
  • No need to open windows which can result in noise pollution and a security risk
  • No more noisy extractor fans extremely quiet operating noise
  • Extraction on air odours and pollutants
  • Trickle vents are no longer required so no more cold draughts from windows
  • Improve the overall energy efficiency of your home

Rain Water Harvesting
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Rain Water Harvesting

Rain Water Harvesting

Save money on your water bills with a Rainwater Harvesting System

Rainwater Harvesting System

Water supplies are already hard-pressed to meet demand and we are all too aware of hose pipe bans. With the average person using around 18,000 litres of water per year, just to flush toilets and wash clothes, saving free rain water is a logical and ecological solution.

Rain water collected from roofs through the existing guttering and down pipes can save between 30-50% of your mains water consumption and make a significant reduction in your family’s water bills.

The System

Rain Water is collected, filtered and stored and through a separate plumbing installation via a silent running pump supplies non - potable (non - drinking) water on demand.

Rainwater Harvesting System

Many Local Authorities have set a minimum requirement of level 3 of the code of sustainable homes at 105 litres per day. However, by 2016 all new homes will have a target of only 80 litres per person per day.

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme WRAS protects public health and it is a legal requirement to adhere to these regulations.

Businesses can write of the whole of the capital cost of their investment in these technologies against their taxable profits of the period during which they make the investment.

Deluxe Rain Water Harvesting is a simple and cost effective mains water saving solution including:

  • WC Flushing
  • Domestic and Industrial Laundry
  • Irrigation and Garden Watering
  • Motor Vehicle Washing
  • Pressure Wash Cleaning Pathways Driveway’s etc.