Heat Pump Design
Commissioning & Maintenance
Choosing an experienced ASHP supplier is essential when it comes to Heat Pump Design you need to be confident that the system will be efficient and work as expected, keeping running costs low. 3F Heating offers the following as standard:
- Advice and guidance on the suitability of an ASHP for the project
- Full heat loss calculations for the property in order to correctly size the ASHP
- An accurate quotation for the system components in line with MCS and RECC standards
- Support with MCS compliance, including on-site commissioning
- Mechanical and electrical drawings specific to the installation as well as clear installation manuals and customer user guides
The heat pump controls and pipework layout are very similar to a traditional gas or oil boiler, configured as a Y or S plan industry standard layout.
- The ASHP is placed on a flat concrete base external to the property with the appropriately sized flow and return heating pipes and electrical power cable running from the unit into the property
- Electrical work should be carried out by a qualified electrician in the conventional way as you would for a gas or oil boiler
Commissioning and maintenance
Once the installation of the mechanical and electrical heat pump components is completed, the ASHP unit will be ready for commissioning. We handle all the MCS paperwork putting the clients at ease. We aim to provide the best service and as smooth handover as possible,
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the BUS Scheme?
The government will provide grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These grants will help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.
The scheme will be open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It will run from 2022 to 2025
The grant encourages the installation of two main primary measures: i
1 April 2022 – Low carbon heating systems that are commissioned on or after this date will be entitled to support under the scheme. (Commissioning is the completion of installation and set up of the system).
11 April 2022 – Installers are able to open an account for the scheme with Ofgem, the scheme administrator.
23 May 2022 – The scheme opens for grant applications and payments.
Am I eligible for the BUS Scheme
To qualify for the Grant you must:
- Own your home in England or be a private or social landlord
- Be installing a qualifying energy-efficient measure into an existing home (improving your existing property, rather than building a new house or extending)
- Use a local installer that is TrustMark accredited and also MCS certified, if using the grant for a heat pump or solar thermal system. You can find your local installer on the Simple Energy Advice website
- Complete all your advisories on your EPC
- Further details here > Check if you may be eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)