About Yorkshire Heat Pumps

Yorkshire Heat Pumps can design, install and maintain an energy-efficient, renewable energy heating system, while ensuring the heat pump fits seamlessly into your home environment. 

Michael and Kate Wright of Yorkshire Heat Pumps

Director of Yorkshire Heat Pumps, Michael Wright, is a highly experienced living space designer, based at showroom premises just outside Harrogate.

Yorkshire Heat Pumps launched in July 2013 and now runs alongside the established and award-winning kitchens and interiors business, Michael Wright Furniture - providing high tech, renewable energy solutions in synergy with the stylish Italian Effeti Cucine kitchens and bespoke contemporary living spaces for which Michael is renowned.

Adding renewable energy heating systems to his offering was a natural progression fprMichael as more and more home owners have been looking to enhance their properties, while incorporating environmentally conscious and energy-efficient initiatives.  Whether it be a ground source or air source heat pump that feeds your underfloor heating or radiators, Michael’s expert design eye means renewable technology can be integrated harmoniously during the building phase, maintaining the visual integrity of the project.  

Michael’s own experience with heat pumps began 17 years ago when he installed a ground source heat pump and under floor heating system in his own Dales barn conversion, and became a total convert to the technology and its cost-efficiency. Subsequently, heat pumps have become a signature element in many of his client projects which range from individual kitchen designs to full home renovations.

Clients can come and meet us at our showroom on the outskirts of Harrogate, where we will discuss your project requirements and provide expert advice. Michael's skills and experience offer a unique combination of practical knowledge and exceptional design talent.

Yorkshire Heat Pumps works in partnership with a number of leading manufacturers of renewable energy heating equipment including NIBE and Stiebel Eltron.

NIBE is a leading Swedish renewables company that mixes cutting edge, innovative technology with up to the minute design and style. Their heat pumps are virtually silent and the design is clean and streamlined, allowing for easy incorporation into a kitchen, utility room or boiler room. As a professional partner of NIBE, Yorkshire Heat Pumps offer an outstanding service and can now offer you the ability to monitor your system's performance remotely. Yorkshire Heat Pumps is fully MCS accredited and holds NIBE VIP installer status which enables us to offer clients a SEVEN YEAR (parts and labour) warranty on their NIBE heat pump.

Stiebel Eltron is a leading German manufacturer of ground source and air source heat pumps that has been developing highly efficient electrical appliances since 1924 for domestic hot water, air conditioning, room heating and and renewable energy heating applications. It runs its Energy Campus at its base in Holzminden - a flagship project for sustainable construction - which is proof of its commitment to innovation. As a Stiebel Eltron Partner, Yorkshire Heat Pumps can offer clients an extended SEVEN YEAR parts warranty and with it, peace of mind.

Yorkshire Heat Pumps can design and install a renewable energy heating system while ensuring the pump fits seamlessly into your home or work environment. 

 

Opening hours

Our Follifoot Ridge Business Park showroom is normally open Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm, and at other times by appointment.

We will be happy to arrange a site visit to discuss your renewable energy heating project. Please call us on 01423 788699 and leave a voicemail message if we're not in, or use the Contact form on the website to get in touch with us.

 

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (dRHI), which first launched in April 2014, closed to new applicants at the end of March 2022. Like many other installers, we've been very busy in the last few months with installations for customers keen to capitalise on the generous incentives under the scheme.

With its closure, all is not lost though. Despite the disastrous Green Homes Grant Scheme which was introduced as the ill-fated successor to dRHI in 2020, the government reamins committed to supporting homeowners who want to go green and improve the energy efficiency of their homes and is about to launch a new scheme in May 2022.

Under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme a flat rate grant will be paid of £5,000 towards the cost of an air source heat pump and £6,000 towards the cost of a ground source heat pump - not as generous as dRHI, but a grant that will soften the financial blow, nonetheless.

Ground Source Heat Pump installed in a utility room

Biomass boilers are also eligible, but only in rural locations or areas off the gas grid. Like air source heat pumps, they command an upfront grant of £5,000. All three technologies are only eligible for support where they are replacing a fossil fuel system or in a custom-build property.

The property must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate, under 10 years old, and with no outstanding recommendations for cavity wall or loft insulation. Where these have been stipulated, the homeowner will have to carry out such works and get a new EPC before being able to apply for a BUS grant.

Unlike RHI, where the homeowner applied to join the scheme, it's the installer that applies for the BUS grant voucher on behalf of their customer, and if a voucher is allocated the installer is expected to discount their quotation by the grant total. They will receive payment when the heat pump or biomass boiler has been installed, commissioned and registered on the MCS database, which may cause some cashflow headaches for small companies like ours, especially where the installation is part of wider works at the property.

Timing is of the essence though, as a voucher is valid for just three months for an air source heat pump and six months for a ground source heat pump or biomass boiler. Recent heat pump shortages caused havoc in the run up to dRHI scheme closure and may yet cause difficulties when the BUS scheme opens at the end of May.