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Find out why you should make UES your first point of call.
Our industry finds itself in a particularly exciting time. As we progress towards net zero, we are surrounded by change. Renewable and energy-efficient services that we can offer are advancing at a rapid pace, and we are welcoming the opportunity to apply them wherever we can. We’d love to place as many businesses in Bristol and the South West on the greenest path as possible.
We offer renewables including air source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, and solar PV installations, all of which lower your carbon footprint and help you gain long-term savings.
Once the heat has entered the building, services such as underfloor heating and heat recovery units are the most energy-efficient ways to keep the air constantly warm and ventilated.
Rounds of government grants and funding are often released for businesses to spend on energy-saving improvements to cut utility bills. Here at UES, we’re able to advise you in the right direction and help you access the funding you’re entitled to, before offering completely turnkey installations.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps differ from regular heating systems as they don’t generate heat directly.
Instead of burning fuel or converting electricity into heat, these heat pumps move existing heat energy from outside straight into your building.
By producing more heat energy than the electrical energy they require, they are deemed a highly efficient heat source.
The pump turns the heat from the air into a fluid, which is then passed through a heat exchanger to warm up hot water cylinders for taps and showers, as well as radiators and other heating systems.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
If you have enough outdoor space, a ground source heat pump could be the option for you.
An advantage of ground source heat pumps is that the ground stays a consistent temperature all year round, resulting in reliable and optimised heating for your building.
Through burying a system of pipes underground, heat is extracted from soil at a low temperature before being converted into a fluid.
The fluid is then passed to a refrigerant and compressed, drastically raising its temperature.
The heat flows through a heat exchanger and is then ready to warm your building through radiators or an underfloor heating system, as well as all of your hot water.
Solar PV & Battery Storage
Solar electricity panels capture energy from the sun and convert it into electricity that you can use in your building. By installing solar panels in your commercial property, you can generate your own renewable electricity.
Solar panels on a commercial property have a huge amount of benefits; carbon emissions are lowered, future fluctuations in electricity prices are offset, and unused rooftop space is put to good use.
Underfloor Heating System
Once the heat has reached the inside of the building, it’s time to consider the most energy-efficient way to keep all areas consistently warm.
Underfloor heating is a great way to keep your costs and carbon footprint down whilst having the bonus of, unlike radiators, not leaving any cold spots in your building.
Underfloor systems are effortless to run and give you tailored temperature control. There are no limits when it comes to the type of building where underfloor heating can be installed, as long as there is adequate floor space, but they are most suited to habitable spaces such as offices and hotels.
Underfloor systems pair perfectly with the installation of an air source heat pump as they both run at lower temperatures.
Heat Recovery Units
Mechanical heat recovery ventilation units help pump filtered fresh air into your building from the outside whilst extracting stale air from the inside.
Each unit has a heat recovery element that is capable of transferring the heat that would otherwise be lost into the incoming airflow.
Heat recovery units can be fitted into ceiling voids so that once installed they are completely out the way.
They also function quietly, meaning that they’re perfect to supply areas such as offices with fresh air at the perfect temperature.
These units are a fantastic way to keep your commercial space ventilated, your long-term savings profitable, and your carbon output massively reduced.