A Merseyside firm well established as an air conditioning specialist is now moving into low carbon heat pumps for homes after working with the University of Liverpool on new technology. Tony McDonough reports
Merseyside air conditioning specialist Everkool is to start rolling out its air and ground source heat pumps to Liverpool homes after completing a research project with the University of Liverpool.
Earlier this year the Bootle firm teamed up with experts at the university to develop more efficient replacements for gas boilers that will help to cut carbon emissions in homes across Liverpool city region.
The Government’s new £450m boiler upgrade scheme will look to persuade households across the country to ditch their gas boilers in favour of ground source and air source heat pumps.
Everkool has been a leading provider of air-conditioning and ventilation to many of the region’s biggest organisations such as Merseytravel, Iliad Group and Epic Hotels. And now it is looking to increase its presence in the home energy installation market.
By 2025 the Government has announced all new homes built will be banned from using gas-fired boilers and homes will need to be heated using low carbon alternatives such as air source heat pumps.
Currently, Everkool is installing an air source heat pump in the City Suites Hotel in Manchester and has recently won a contract to provide air source heat pumps to several residential properties in Liverpool for 2022.
Founder Craig Greenwood, said: “We are really excited by the prospect of this new technology. Our bread and butter is air-conditioning and ventilation but the skills required are transferable to what is needed for the installation of air source heat pumps.
“There is a huge drive from the Government to make homes across the UK more energy efficient, they’re particularly keen on greater investment in alternatives to gas fired boilers. As one of the few providers of this new technology we are strategically placed to provide this new technology to homes across the region.”