Hot Stuff – Multi Energy Intelligent Heat Bank

Intelligent Multi Energy Heat Banks
Intelligent Multi Energy Heat Banks

We are more than a heating and plumbing service
We Link renewable and traditional heating alternatives together into one viable solution

Our ‘Hot Stuff’ Multi Energy Intelligent Heat Bank collects energy at optimum times and costs – to provide controllable heat on demand when you need it.

Create YOUR  mix

Linking together any combination of ‘off grid’ renewable sources with ‘on-grid’ supplies, configured to give you your best individual heating solution.

We provide design and specification services and manage system installations.

Ashburn  was co-founded by a fully hands on heating engineering company with 30 year experience and a consultant specialising in research and housing development.
Directly from our base on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales on the Lancashire / Yorkshire border, or through our growing list of partners and installers throughout the whole of the UK; we provide biomass, solar thermal and heat-pump parts, service, training and support.


Renewable Heating Explained:

Biomass Boilers

– burning organic material, more often wood but also a variety of crops; which can be re-grown, re-capturing carbon to complete the renewable cycle.
Associated Appliances: High efficiency automated biomass boilers, boiler stoves and log stoves

Solar Thermal

– capturing energy from the sun using wet (liquid filled) solar panels. Solar thermal systems capture energy directly into the heating system via heat exchanges. Not to be confused with Solar PV, which feeds electricity back into the energy grid.
Associated Appliances: Solar PV panels, high efficiency heat exchangers, insulated pipe systems.

Heat Pumps

– heat pumps are in effect a fridge in reverse. They capture heat from the air (air source pumps) or from the ground (ground source pumps), passing that through heat exchangers into the heating system. To do this they do use electricity, however the cost to gain ratio is currently very positive.
Associated Appliance: Ground source heat pumps using vertical bore holes or shallow pipe matrix, high efficiency heat exchangers, insulated pipe systems.

All the above link to a ‘Multi-Energy Intelligent Heat Bank ‘* and require pumps / pump stations to circulate the heat. These are normally supported by UPS packs to provide power should the main supply fail.
‘Fan Coil’ heaters are normally used in commercial areas where they use high efficiency heat exchangers to convert hot water into hot/blown air.

Our Fundamental Advice:

In the real world one of the above systems may not, in isolation provide a 100% solution to a home’s heat and hot water needs – on demand.
We need to consider what people want:

  • Good economy
  • High levels of automation
  • Heat and hot water on demand
  • Some independence from utility companies
  • To place low impact upon the environment and traditional forms of energy
  • Comfortable living

We advocate the ‘Hot Stuff’ Multi-Energy-Intelligent-Heat-Bank*

renewable energy systems


Think of this as a large battery for hot water which uses high efficiency insulation, capturing heat from a renewable system at optimum times. For example Solar PV would generate heat during the day, storing that heat to be available on-demand in the evening. It may be topped up at night by an automatic biomass boiler, a log stove with back boiler or a high efficiency electrical heating element powered off the on-grid supply.
The use of an electrical heating element does mean a system is not 100% renewable, but systems which provide the vast majority of their generation from renewables are still, in reality, a huge step forward for a home/business and society in general.
The diagram below clearly shows how different energy sources can be brought together to form a flexible system for differing circumstances.

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Solar Thermal Heating

Solar Thermal Heating SystemsWe design, specify and install Solar Thermal heating systems.

We use REGULUS Solar Thermal Panels – either retro fitted or flush fitting, in-roof advanced panels. We have fitted these panels to old, historic buildings and within a National Park.

Solar thermal heating systems use heat energy from the sun to increase the temperature of the liquid within the solar panel.
This liquid is then pumped through a heat exchanger within an intelligent heat store. An insulated water tank (sometimes called an accumulator or buffer tank), transferring the collected heat to the water in the tank which is then available ‘on-demand’.

Often installed as part of a ‘multi-energy’ system which combines a number of energy sources in to a balanced system which fits your need.

Modern, efficient Solar technology offers real options for home heating.

Read about our REGULUS flush fitting solar panels here



solar thermal heating systems

Heat Pump Heating Systems

Heat Pump HeatingWe design, specify and install Heat Pumps and complete systems – Get heat from thin air

Heat pumps are in effect a fridge in reverse. They capture heat from the air (air source pumps) or from the ground (ground source pumps), passing that through heat exchangers into the heating system. To do this they do use electricity, however the cost to gain ratio is very positive.

Heat pumps can operate as stand alone systems or in conjunction with other energy sources, such as Biomass or Solar Thermal. Traditional energy sources such as gas, oil or LPG can also be part of an intelligent multi energy heating system.







Our engineers install CTC Regulus heat pumps including remote monitoring and calibration via WiFi

heat pumps with remote monitoring

View our PDF catalogue below or DOWNLOAD IT HERE
Heat Pump Catalogue

Biomass Heating Systems

Biomass Boiler servicing and repairs

3We design, specify and install Biomass heating systems, our engineers are renewable heating specialists.

Our range of Biomass Boilers fall into three broad types; automatic pellet boilers, log boilers and boiler stoves, together with some further options for heating commercial space.

Ashburn are UK importers and distributors for Verner and Ponast boilers, together with Regulus systems. Regulus are synonymous with quality engineered renewable heating systems across Europe.

Biomass heating can provide stand alone options, or can be combined with other energy sources to form an intelligent Multi-Energy heating system.



Read more about our Biomass Boilers from Verner and Ponast here>>

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biomass heating systems