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Why Heat Pumps For Flats?

Thanks to heat pumps for flats, tenants can afford to keep warm throughout the year without overspending on their energy bills.

Social housing organisations can now end fuel poverty, dramatically reduce a flat’s heating bills, and relieve tenants from the ‘heat or eat’ dilemma by simply installing heating pumps in the residence.

Clade Engineering’s heating pump systems can help deliver on the Climate Emergency Declarations by lowering the overall carbon footprint left by residential housing around the UK.

The Efficiency Of Heat Pumps For Heating & Cooling Flats

With the growing awareness around climate change, UK’s building regulators and Energy Performance Certificates now require UK homes to lower their carbon footprint like never before.

With efficiencies to and beyond the 400% mark, heating pump systems are the answer to a more energy-efficient future for social housing.

And as hydro, wind, and solar power continue to establish dominance over the electricity grid, the carbon footprint associated with ground source heat pumps installed by Clade Engineering will become insignificant.


Heat Pump Cost Saving Benefits For Flats

As heat pumps for flats make use of renewable energy, that allows tenants to save as much as 30 to 50% from their heating bills compared to when using night storage heaters.

The impact of providing affordable heating to residential flats will be immense and will put an end to fuel poverty, greatly improve the general well-being of tenants, and minimize the number of winter deaths as a result of no heating.

Besides the cost-saving advantages, heat pumps for flats can last for over 20 years while requiring minimal servicing and maintenance.

As housing organizations can’t typically fund the design of ground arrays (the most expensive part of a ground source heating pump), they can use an ownership model and generate the interest of external investors to help fund the ground arrays.

As soon as the heating pumps for flats are installed, and a connection is made with the infrastructure, they’ll get a ‘standing charge.’

Heat Pumps Can Provide Smart Heating To Flats

Flat heating pump systems can be integrated with smart controllers, which have the unique ability to learn a flat’s preferences when it comes to heating. This allows the tenant to be more comfortable in their home and save money on their upcoming energy bills without lifting a finger.

This is possible thanks to the smart control’s ability to shift and redistribute the pressure from the grid during peak use and only use it when it’s best for the grid and the tenant. This results in a much lower carbon footprint and energy at a much lower cost.

In comparison to air-source heating alternatives, ground-source heat pumps for flats are far more capable of contributing to initiatives aimed at reducing the strain on the grid. Not only that but they can also be run just as efficiently during the day as they can at night.

Funding Options For Flat Heat Pumps

There are several funding options available for flat heating pump systems. Visit the link below to explore your options in more detail.

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To give our heat pumps customers complete peace of mind. Following installation, commissioning and a 6 month run-in period the actual performance will be assessed against predicted performance. If the heat pump does not meet the guaranteed performance we will refund the cost of the heat pump and remove it from site.


Clade is the UKs leading manufacturer of natural refrigerant heat pumps. With significant R&D, field trials and a proven deployed portfolio of over 500 natural refrigerant appliances there are no other UK manufacturers that come close to our expertise and experience.

Operating on a national basis from our green manufacturing Technology Centre in Leeds and our Head Office in Bristol, which has achieved CEEQUAL status and the internationally recognised BREEAM Excellent standard, we design, manufacture, supply and maintain heat pumps and refrigeration around the world.


“Over the past year TRIOS and Clade Engineering Solutions have worked closely together in delivering service to a range of retail and non-retail customers. Clade has proven to be a reliable partner and demonstrated its ability to react quickly and efficiently to customer requests and problems. Through system usage and great communication Clade has rapidly evolved as a partner of choice to TRIOS. The fact that Clade has both service and installation capabilities has given TRIOS confidence that we can rely on them in every situation, where our customers have a refrigeration or mechanical problem. Clade repeatedly demonstrates its customer focused credentials and continues to give great focus and service to TRIOS and our customers.”

Jeff Alden – Managing Director, Trios Group

Wm. Morrison Supermarkets Plc

“Clade have completed new installations on large stores, and refurbishment work within our main estate, and have many more planned in the future.

Their communication, efficiency and can do attitude make them a key strategic partner in our future within both M-Local and main estate. The key to their success with Morrisons is their transparency, and honesty. Nothing is hidden, and no conversations are off limits, they, as a team, are willing to bring new ideas to the table to make efficiencies, and also accept learnings from other teams to improve themselves.

I have absolutely no qualms in recommending them for any work, and hope that you consider them as the added benefit they can bring is invaluable.”

Tom Monaghan – Construction PM & Programme Manager, Wm Morrison Supermarket


“Clade have proved themselves to be a competent and diligent contractor for Marks and Spencer, their work has been delivered to a high standard with quality being the focus. Their deliver of M&S high profile stores has surpassed performance expectations. Clade has proved itself as a growing contractor with a bright future.”

Peter Garner – Marks & Spencer

CTS Shopfitting Ltd

“We have worked with Clade on numerous Co-op projects throughout many years and find them to be very professional and reliable with excellent communication both on and off site. The project management team work alongside ourselves and are very proactive when required.”

Martyn Clark – CTS Shopfitting Ltd

Key Property Solutions Ltd

“Thank you for the excellent work you did at M-Local Doncaster. It made a refreshing to change to come across a contractor who could adapt to change as speedily as yourselves and reacted pro-actively to anything that was required. I look forward to working with Clade again in the future.”

Lol Johansen – Key Property Solutions Ltd (Bowmer & Kirkland subsidiary)


“Clade Refrigeration (now Clade Engineering Solutions) has worked for The Co-operative Group for over 12 years. In this period they have delivered a large number of projects, some of these being high profile developments which have been installed to a very high standard indeed. Their willingness to help and Give support to the client, associated suppliers and the wider industry is noticeable, whilst they also take the time to give valuable feedback on new innovations and products. They have proved themselves in all instances to be a partner and a contractor that repeatedly delivers to the highest standards.”

Bill Watson – The Co-operative Group


Clade Engineering is able to provide heat pumps as either air, ground, or water source. The most suitable type of heat pump depends on several factors related to your property. Generally, air source heat pumps are the most popular because they have the fewest requirements to install. Any type of heat pump can provide hot water and heating to your building.

Heat pumps using CO2 refrigerant as the heat source are friendly to the environment because the CO2 they use stays contained within the appliance and does not get released into the atmosphere. Furthermore, the CO2 we use in our heat pumps has the lowest global warming potential (GWP) of 1 compared to 1000’s for other refrigerants which will all significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your building.

Clade are the industry leaders in heat pump technology. As the heat in buildings challenge became clearer, Clade began the R&D for a new range of heat pumps which would provide a solution for a growing market. The first heat pump was installed in a Co-Op store and achieved a staggering SCOP of 3.7. We have over 36 years of experience and all of our systems are designed and manufactured in the UK.

Our heat pumps meet environmental standards by using a natural refrigerant like CO2. It has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1, which reduces both cost and emissions.

Clade offers a full start to finish heat pumps solution. Our team of engineers design your system, manufacture and supply your heat pumps from our product range, our installation team ensures your heat pump is fully functional and our after sales support team provides ongoing maintenance. You can pick and choose as many or as few of our services to suit your requirements.We ensure that your heat pump system continues to function. Our heat pumps can generate heat from 50kW to multi mega-watt, with a maximum water temperature of over 80 degrees Celsius and a minimum external air temperature of -20 degrees Celsius. Each of our heat pumps also comes with total cooling recovery to ensure a high quality of continued functionality.


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