Heat recovery captures waste heat energy and reuses it by returning it to systems or processes. The cost benefits depend largely on the type and scale of the installation. Substantial long-term energy savings often reduce the need to generate heat in the first place, making further energy and cost savings.

Altherma Air Source Heat Pump by Daikin

As featured on BBC‚ Not Easy Being Green‚


A highly flexible energy efficient home heating system that extracts the heat from the outside air, raises this heat to a higher temperature and then distributes warmth around the home.

At the heart of the system lies an air to water heat pump. Due to the advanced technology, 75% of the heat generated by the system is from a renewable energy source – the air around us

The benefits of the Altherma system are:

  • Substantial reduction in CO2 emissions.
  • Low running costs achieved with the industry‚Äôs leading inverter technology.
  • Increased efficiency over traditional heating systems with cooling option available.
  • Unobtrusive and quiet.
  • No gas supply, flues or ventilation required.
  • No fuel storage tanks required.
  • Suitable for both apartments & houses.
  • Single-phase power supply with low starting current.
  • Flexible – can be connected to under floor heating, low temperature radiators or fan coils.
  • Fully integrated control system.
  • Can be installed incorporating solar panel technology.
  • Weather compensation control as standard.
  • Meets & exceeds CO2 reduction targets required by building regulations.
  • Helps achieve 3 stars rating in the code for sustainable homes.
  • Reduced VAT for domestic applications from 15% to 5%.

Click here to download our fact sheet on the Altherma system.

On 17 December 2008, the European Parliament adopted the EU Directive on promoting the use of energy from renewable sources. For the first time however, in addition to geothermal energy, aerothermal and hydrothermal energy are also recognised as renewable energy sources.

To download a comprehensive version of this EU Directive click here.

The UK Government has set some impressive targets for carbon emission reduction with goals to reduce CO2 emissions from 40 million tonnes today to 30 million tonnes by 2020. To download the Government‚ Building a Greener Future‚ consultation paper click here.