ZERO announces heat pump contract

zeroZERO, the renewable energy company, is to add heat pump technology to its product portfolio, due to a partnership with an Austrian heat pump, Heliotherm.

As ZERO expands the range of technologies it offers to installers nationwide, this new alliance brings heat pump solutions from Heliotherm to the UK market for the first time. Until now, products from this Austrian firm were only available in mainland Europe.

Finian Parrick, CEO and founder of ZERO, said: “Our installers are increasingly being asked to help householders wanting to convert to renewable energy, and with the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive now available, heat pumps are proving an attractive option to the larger architect designed home or those investing in a full renovation.

“The widely available biomass boiler technologies have stimulated a lot of interest among the public, but are not always suitable for smaller scale domestic heating needs and so incorporating a heat pump offering into our portfolio will allow us to ensure we can service a wider market. We are hosting a series of installer training sessions with the Heliotherm product and we strongly recommend anyone interested in learning more to come along.”

Heliotherm has over 32,000 heat pump installations across Europe. Founder and CEO of Heliotherm, Andreas Banhgari, said: “Heliotherm has a research and development centre with a young team of creative and highly specialised professionals and we are always looking to find more efficient solutions.”

Heat pumps are an alternative heating solutions, and Heliotherm has developed a range of ground- (GSHP) and air-source heat pumps (ASHP). ASHP extract heat from the outside air down to a temperature of -15°C, while GSHP extract heat from the ground via a loop buried under the surface.

The first of a series of Heliotherm installer technical training sessions has just taken place in Birmingham. With more training dates soon to be announced, installers can register their interest, or obtain more information about the range of heat pumps, by visiting: www.zerocarbonfuture.com