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CHP units, or Combined Heat and Power systems, generate electricity and heat from a single fuel source, offering increased efficiency and cost savings. They are essential for businesses seeking to reduce energy costs and carbon footprints while enhancing energy reliability.

Robinsons Facilities Services provides CHP maintenance, repair, and installation services for all makes of combined heat and power units throughout the UK.

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What Is a CHP Unit?

A CHP unit, or Combined Heat and Power system, is a highly efficient technology that simultaneously generates electricity and heat from the same energy source. Unlike conventional systems that produce electricity and heat separately, CHP units capture and utilise heat that would otherwise be wasted, providing a more sustainable energy solution for your business.

How Does a CHP Unit Work?

CHP units work by using a single fuel source, say natural gas, to power an engine or turbine. This engine generates electricity, and the heat produced during this process is captured and used for heating purposes, such as space heating, water heating, or industrial processes. This cogeneration process makes CHP systems highly efficient, often reaching efficiency levels of over 80%.

What Are The Benefits of CHP Units?

CHP units offer numerous benefits for businesses:

  • Energy Efficiency: By capturing and utilising heat that would otherwise be wasted, CHP units can achieve efficiency levels of 60-90%, compared to the 50% efficiency of conventional power generation.
  • Cost Savings: Lower fuel consumption and up to 20% reduced energy costs due to the high efficiency of CHP systems.
  • Environmental Impact: Businesses can save up to 30% on carbon emissions due to more efficient use of fuel.
  • Energy Security: On-site generation reduces reliance on the grid, enhancing energy reliability and security for businesses.
  • Financial Incentives: Access to grants, tax benefits, and other financial government incentives for installing and operating CHP systems. This includes exemptions from the Carbon Price Support Tax and the Climate Change Levy.

What Are Some Common Issues with CHP Units?

Despite their advantages, CHP units can encounter several issues:

  • Component Wear and Tear: Regular use can lead to wear and tear on components, which is why routine preventative maintenance is essential.
  • Fuel Quality: It’s important to use high-quality fuel to keep your system operating efficiently and to avoid potential damage to the unit.
  • Heat Recovery Problems: Issues with heat exchangers or other components can reduce the efficiency of heat recovery.
  • Control System Malfunctions: Problems with the control system can impact the unit’s performance and efficiency.
  • Noise and Vibration: Mechanical issues can cause excessive noise and vibration, affecting both the unit’s performance and the comfort of your visitors and staff.

If you notice any issues with your CHP unit, we recommend contacting a professional and reliable CHP unit repair company immediately.

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CHP Units UK: Our Services

At Robinsons Facilities Services, our Gas Safe technicians have years of experience working with all types of combined heat and power systems. Our services include:

CHP Maintenance

Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure your CHP unit operates at peak efficiency. Our maintenance services include scheduled inspections, cleaning, and part replacements. 

We offer planned preventative maintenance (PPM) contracts to provide peace of mind and priority service, ensuring minimal downtime and a longer lifespan for your system.

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CHP Repair

Need a more “as and when service”? In the event of a breakdown, our team is available 24/7/365 and offers fast and efficient response times across the UK. 

We’ll diagnose and fix issues promptly so you can continue business as usual. We carry a wide range of parts and have the expertise to repair all makes of CHP units.

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CHP Installation

Our installation services cover everything from initial consultation and site assessment to full CHP unit installation and commissioning. 

We’ll work closely with you to determine the right size and type of CHP unit for your needs, ensuring optimal performance and integration with your existing systems.

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Contact Robinsons Facilities Services today for professional CHP unit maintenance, repair, and installation throughout the UK.

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A CHP unit, or Combined Heat and Power system, is a technology that generates electricity and heat from a single fuel source, providing high efficiency and cost savings.

CHP units use a fuel source, such as natural gas, to power an engine or turbine that generates electricity. The heat produced during this process is captured and utilised for heating purposes.

CHP units offer energy efficiency, cost savings, reduced carbon emissions, enhanced energy security, and access to financial incentives and tax benefits.

Regular maintenance is recommended at least annually to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the unit.

Common issues include component wear and tear, fuel quality problems, heat recovery issues, control system malfunctions, and noise and vibration.

The installation process typically takes several weeks, from initial consultation and site assessment to full system commissioning.

Some maintenance tasks can be performed without shutting down the unit, but major servicing may require a temporary shutdown.

Contact a professional CHP repair company immediately to diagnose and fix the issue promptly to minimise downtime.

Yes, businesses can benefit from grants, tax benefits, and exemptions from certain taxes, like the Carbon Price Support Tax and the Climate Change Levy.

Regular maintenance, using high-quality fuel, and promptly addressing any operational issues can help improve the efficiency of your CHP unit.

The cost of CHP maintenance varies depending on several factors, such as parts needed, the amount of time since the last service, and the extent of maintenance required. Our PPM contract is the most cost-effective solution for your business, with prices starting from as little as £250+VAT per annum.

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