Home >> Knowledge Base

Air Source Heat Pump, Solar PV and Solar thermal Installation Schematics and knowledgebase

ECO AIRPUMPS Air Source Heat Pump - Air Source Heat Pump wiki

Air Source Heat Pump are continually benefitting from new technology, not only by becoming more efficient, but by becoming increasingly simple to install and operate. Many manufacturers have made the installation of their systems highly technical by not designing simplicity into their Heat Pumps and cylinders.

Time is money for all installers, and we recognise that simple solutions are critical to swift uncomplicated installs. Simpler installs creates competitive pricing, and with more attractive pricing, the volume of customers will increase. Therefore development on behalf of the manufacturer hand in hand with information sharing will force the renewable marketplace to expand.

Support of EcoAirpumps starts with our continual updating of the Eco Airpump website. Daily attention is paid to questions from installers and distributors, we value your opinions. Demonstrations of our units provide the opportunity to appreciate the build quality and finish of the Eco Airpump range. Our support is available through personalised or ‘on the job’ training courses, installer technical support for project quoting, installation problem solving and any product related issues.
Working with established cylinder manufacturers such as Gledhill cylinders provides the opportunity of ‘one stop shop’ supply. Incorporating existing experience and specific knowledge from trading partners allows us to support our installers using historical and specialist knowledge. All installation manual and shcematics are available in our knowledge base section for downloading and printing.

Air Source Heat Pump Installation Manuals

Each units is supported by a comprehensive installation manual (available for download). The installation manuals are designed to support installers, and therefore there a certain level of plumbing and installation knowledge is presumed as with most manuals for all technologies. However we are happy to provide additional information should anything not covered be required.

Air to Water Heat Pump Installation Notes

The information provided for installers is based on the assumption that a reasonable level of basic plumbing knowledge is understood. All diagrams and installation schematics are for reference purposes, and will need to be reassessed by the installer. The installation schematics for Air Source Heat Pumps provided on the Eco Airpump Knowledgebase section are intended to offer installers with advise to complete a successful Renewable Energy Installation. There are many applications for the Air Source Heat Pumps due to the ease of installation, and flexibility of location. 

Heat pumps are frequently integrated with other renewable energies and existing heat sources. The examples provided are only a sample of popular set ups. When installed sensibly, there is no doubt that Air Source Heat Pumps are capable of providing greater fuel economy than conventional boilers. 

  1. Air source Heat Pump and Solar Thermal for Hot Water
  2. Stand Alone Air Source Heat Pump for Heating and Hot Water
  3. Air Source Heat Pump for Hot Water Only
  4. Parallel Heating System with Air Source Heat Pump and back-up Boiler
  5. Swimming Pool Heating with an Air Source Heat Pump
  6. Basic Solar Installation
  7. East/West Solar Installation

Maximum Air Source Temperature of 60 degrees centigrade

Typically our domestic air source heat pumps have the temperature set at a default of 58 degrees centigrade. However this can be reset up to 60 degrees centigrade  where higher temperatures are required. Reasons for targeting higher temperatures include: 

  • Easier to retro fit onto existing radiators
  • Normal Domestic Hot Water Temperatures are achieved  
  • Can be used in less well insulated properties 

Selecting the correct Cylinder

Our range of recommended cylinders are matched to the Eco Airpump units.  The correct selection of cylinder is as important as the correct selection of heat pump. Heat Pump specific cylinders will vastly outperform even a standard solar twin coil, as they have integrated specific heat exchange which ensure that heat transfer from the Eco Airpump is maximised. We recommend a number of cylinder suppliers for standard sizes and types of cylinders, as well as manufacturers who can achieve the impossible where space is a problem, or the installation requires a bespoke cylinder.

The cylinders include the following units which are matched to our Air Source Heat Pumps: 

  • Thermal Stores:Combined heating buffer and high pressure domestic hot water 
  • Buffer Cylinder: Providing a store of heat to be used for the heating system and preventing cycling of the heat pump 
  • Solar Cylinders: Incorporate evacuated tubes or flat plate solar thermal 
  • Swimming Pool Cylinder: Designed specifically for the demands of swimming pool heating 

Please refer to the Air Source Heat Pump Installation Schematics and Technical Notes for further guidance.

SOLAR PV (Photovoltaics)

Solar PV Wholesale

The Global Solar PV market has grown vastly over the last decade. In most European countries the use of Solar PV is absolutely standard. While this is not the case in the U.K., the introduction of Feed In Tariffs in 2010 is aimed at significantly boosting the uptake of renewable energies.
Our own manufacturing facility is currently one of the top ten largest manufacturers of Solar PV in the world, and manufactures exceptionally high performing panels which are both Mono (Monocrystalline) and Poly (Polycrystalline). We are currently undergoing the MCS approval process for our manufacturing facility. Extensive knowledge and support on the PV manufacture, PV performance and PV new developments of PV modules allows us to fully understand the products we distribute.
Current brands which we are able to supply who are PV MCS approved include Suntech, Yingli, Sanyo, Sharpe and Kyocera amongst many other leading PV manufacturers.

PV PRO Complete Solar PV KITS

Having supplied PV Panels and complete PV kits for both on a wholesale basis as well as to individual installer for some time, it became evident that most installers and installation companies are now looking to access PV Kits which can be supplied as a single package, and priced as a single package. By understanding the needs of PV installers and PV installations we launched the PV PRO brand which particularly looks to support those MCS installers who are looking to benefit from the new markets being opened up by new government initiatives such as the Feed in Tariffs. 

PV Pro is supported by leading PV wholesale merchants based in the U.K., who specialise in Kit specification, G83 inverter supply, and roof mounting design and supply. By bringing these components together and accessing many years of expertise we are able to offer full knowledge support to all our PV Kits.



Solar Thermal Wholesale

Eco Airpumps is part of The Solar Tube Company, who as the name suggests has direct links to some of the most established manufacturers of renewable energy in the world. The manufacturers are all fully accredited and all solar panels and solar thermal evacuated tube module have Solar Keymark accreditation. The range of products available covers all the sizes and applications required both in the U.K. and around the world. The technology includes Superconductor panels as well as full work stations and cylinders.

Solar Thermal Domestic

For typical installations in the U.K., trading agreements ensure that we are able to benefit from the most experienced Solar Thermal technicians in the U.K. We have full and extensive product range available to suite every installation type from a standard hot water solar thermal installation to large commercial projects such as school swimming pools or council projects. Not only is full support available for a standard installation, but the experience and knowledge necessary to tender for large commercial and council projects.

On the 4th and 5th of February the Solar tube company will be inviting Distributors and Installers to an open day, where we will be conducting a question and answer program. More>>
As you will be well aware G83 inverters are currently a scare resource. Ever Solar New Energy Ltd - ... More>>
EverSolar New Energy Ltd - Gigabiz global strategic partner, announced new range of G83 accredited h... More>>
Customer Service
Here to help
One Stop Shop
About us
Our other websites
Copyright © Gigabiz Ltd 2010
Gigabiz Ltd Registered in England and Wales
Company registration numberNo. 5395380 VAT No. GB918479383