About Yorkshire Heat Pumps

Yorkshire Heat Pumps can design, install and monitor an energy-efficient, renewable energy heating system, while ensuring the heat pump or biomass boiler 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 kitches 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.

This exciting development is a natural progression as more and more home owners are looking to enhance their properties, while incorporating environmentally conscious and energy-efficient initiatives.  Whether it be a ground source or air source heat pump or biomass boiler 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 10 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, Stiebel EltronWindhager and ETA.

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 warranty on their NIBE heat pump.

Stiebel Eltron is a leading German manufacturer of ground source and air source heat pumps which 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 7 year warranty and with it, peace of mind.

Windhager and ETA are both Austrian biomass experts, with an established reputation for excellence in their field. Both produce biomass boiler models suited to the domestic market as well as catering for larger commercial installations - Windhager using a cascade system of smaller linked boilers and ETA with larger capacity boilers which can work alone or in pairs, depending on the capacity required.

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


Opening hours and annual holiday closure

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

We will be closed for annual leave from 10th - 27th August inclusive. The office will be staffed for limited hours on 14th, 17th, 20th and 22nd August.

We will be happy to arrange a site visit to discuss your renewable energy heating project upon our return. Please leave a voicemail message or use the Contact form on the website to get in touch with us.


Autumn 2017 has seen a number of changes being introduced to the government's domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

Find out what that might mean for you if you're considering switching to a renewable energy heating system at this time.

Ground Source Heat Pump installed in a utility room

Perhaps the most significant change to the domestic RHI scheme is the introduction of annual heat demand limits. This will cap payments made for each technology.

Domestic RHI payments are calculated based on the deemed heat demand figure from a property's Energy Performance Certificate (unless the property is required to have metering for payment under scheme rules, for second homes, for example or if the property has not been occupied for 183 days in the past year).

Until now, no caps were in place and homeowners in the largest properties could receive payments well in excess of the installation cost of their system. The introduction of the heat demand limit will help the RHI budget go further, reaching more homeowners.

Heat demand limits are as follows:

  • Air Source Heat Pumps: 20,000kWh
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps: 30,000kWh
  • Biomass Boilers: 25,000kWh

RHI payments are still based on the heat demand from the EPC, but up to the cap and no further!

Tariffs have increased for heat pumps and biomass boilers, which it is hoped will breathe fresh life into the domestic RHI scheme, especially for biomass boilers which had seen tariffs fall every quarter since the scheme was launched in 2014.

Tariffs are as follows from 20th September 2017:

  • Air Source Heat Pumps: 10.18p/kWh (rising from 7.63p)
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps: 19.86p/kWh (rising from 19.64p)
  • Biomass Boilers: 6.54p/kWh (rising from a low of 3.85p)

It had been widely expected that solar thermal would be removed from the scheme, but following the government consultation, support for this technology - which can be used in tandem with a heat pump or biomass boiler - was retained. There is no heat demand limit or tariff change for solar thermal. The tariff for solar thermal is 20.06p/kWh.

It is expected that a new requirement is soon to be introduced - all heat pumps will soon require electricity meters to be installed so homeowners can monitor the system's electricity usage. We await an announcement when this requirement will be introduced.

If any new tariff changes are to be made due to degression, the announcement will be made by BEIS by 1st December 2017, with changes coming into effect from 1st January 2018. If no tariff changes are made due to degression, the next change will be the annual adjustment to tariffs in line with the Consumer Price Index.