Newton Eco - Plumbing · Heating · Renewable Energy

Newton EcoNewton Eco supply and install energy efficient and environmentally friendly plumbing and heating systems. We are experts in water conservation and renewable energy technologies.

We can help you to save money and help the environment in a range of ways including: Solar Hot Water, Air Source Heat Pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Rainwater Harvesting, Grey Water Recycling, and through improvements to General Plumbing and Heating.

Please feel free to call us on 01444 459309 / 0770 222 0947 to discuss your requirements.

Solar Hot Water

Solar Hot WaterSolar water heating uses the heat from the sun to warm up the water supply to your hot water system. A conventional boiler or immersion heater is then used to make the water hotter, and will continue to provide hot water even when there is heavy demand.

Reducing the amount of additional heating required by your boiler with free solar energy will save your water heating costs, make your home more energy efficient and reduce your carbon footprint.

Water Conservation

Water ConservationThe conservation of water has many ecological benefits. The drinking water supplied to our homes requires energy for purification and delivery, so it helps if we can reduce our consumption. If you have a water meter there is a direct cost for the amount of water you use.

Greywater is wastewater generated from domestic activities such as laundry, dishwashing, and bathing. Rainwater can also be harvested and stored out of sight in underground tanks. It can then be recycled on-site for use in flushing toilets or watering the garden.

Accredited Ecodan Installer (AEI)

EcodanThe Mitsubishi Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) can provide indoor heating and hot water using free energy from the outside air. It works by heat exchange in a similar way to your fridge or freezer, operating all year round even if the temperature drops as low as -25C.

Ecodan has received full accreditation for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). It can only be purchased from an Accredited Ecodan Installer (AEI) such as Newton Eco. Newton Eco is also F-Gas qualified so we can handle refrigerants and work on any size refrigeration unit.

Ground Source (Geothermal) Heat Pumps

GeothermalA Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) circulates a mixture of water and anti-freeze through pipes buried in the garden. The ground warms up the fluid which then passes through a heat exchanger and the energy is used for indoor heating and hot water.

Geothermal heating is very popular because at the depth the pipes are buried the ground stays at approximately the same temperature all year round, giving excellent performance even on colder days.

Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)

MVHRNewton Eco are approved installers of Vent Axia Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) ventilation systems. Meeting the latest requirements of Building Regulations Document Part F 2010 for wholehouse ventilation Vent Axia's Kinetic MVHR system also complies with Energy Saving Trust best practice. Highly efficient the MVHR system consumes as little as 20W, not much more than a low energy light bulb and only costs around only £20 a year to run. Meanwhile, at 94% thermal efficiency, the Kinetic Plus E recovers many times more energy than it costs to run.

In addition, heat recovery ventilation reduces excessive moisture in the air, combating condensation and subsequent mould growth, saving money on maintenance and decoration in the long and short-term. Home owners or tenants are further aided through better indoor air quality providing a good level of comfort and offering the duel health benefits of reducing microscopic fungal growth and eliminating the conditions in which house dust mites thrive, both of which are linked to allergic reactions and asthma.

Thermal Stores

If required in the system design, Newton Eco use thermal stores to integrate different heat sources such as heat pumps, solar thermal, wood burning stoves and boilers to make the most efficient and economical heating system possible for the property.

What is a thermal store?

Thermal StoresA thermal store is a way of storing and managing renewable heat until it is needed. In a domestic setting, heated water is usually stored in a large well-insulated cylinder often called a buffer or accumulator tank. A thermal store may contain one or more heat exchangers, usually in the form of internal coiled pipes or external flat-plate heat exchangers. It may also include an electrical heating element, such as an immersion heater. A purpose-built thermal store can take inputs from a number of different technologies, provided it has been designed and sized to work with them all. It might store heat from a wood-fuelled boiler, solar water heating or a heat pump.

A thermal store can provide:

  • both space heating and mains pressure hot water
  • space heating only (which may be the case with a heat pump system)
  • hot water only (common in the case of a solar water heating system).
  • But the full potential of a thermal store is realised when it is used to store and manage a number of different heat inputs and outputs. So for example, it lets you use your excess solar heat for space heating or to act as a heat pump pre-heat when this is used to supply hot water.


The benefits of a thermal store

Thermal stores provide a number of benefits including:

  • managing the difference in time between when heat is available and when it is needed - for example, hot water produced by a solar water heating system during the day when the occupants are out can be stored for use later in the day when little or no solar energy is available
  • enabling warm water to be heated up by a secondary heating source such as a conventional boiler or electric immersion heater
  • enabling a renewable heating system to work more efficiently - particularly relevant to wood-fuelled heating systems such as log boilers that operate much more efficiently if they are used at maximum output rather than kept ticking over
  • letting you use a wood burning boiler stove or a stove with a back boiler at maximum efficiency without overheating the room
  • reducing the need to buy expensive fossil fuels to meet on-demand hot water or space heating.


Combining technologies

A thermal store also lets you link up a number of different heating systems, for example a wood burning boiler stove and a solar water heating system. This is a particularly beneficial combination as it means that you can have hot water in the summer without having to light the stove. Of course, a wood burning stove and solar water heating system are not the only possible combinations. You can connect just about anything to a thermal store, including:

  • one or more renewable energy technologies (solar, biomass, heat pump)
  • a conventional boiler
  • an Aga-type range with a boiler
  • electrical heating elements such as an immersion heater.
  • the simplest way to think of a thermal store is the brains behind your heating and hot water system - all your heat comes and goes from it.

Covering the East Sussex Area

Newton Eco is based in Cuckfield, near Haywards Heath in Mid Sussex. We are therefore able to serve our customers across the county and neighbouring areas of Sussex. Areas served include:

  • Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Brighton, Hove, Worthing, East Grinstead, Horsham and Crawley
  • Bolney, Cowfold, Billingshurst, Henfield, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Lewes and Ringmer
  • Cuckfield, Lindfield, Ardingly, Horsted Keynes, Chailey, Newick, Forest Row, Maresfield and Uckfield

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements or to arrange a site survey.

You can send us an email at info@newtoneco.com or call us on 01444 459309 / 0770 222 0947.

Accredited and Approved

Newton Eco has been accredited and approved by relevant industry bodies to enable us to carry out work to a high standard. This also means that we can ensure all of our installations meet required safety standards and aim for best practice approaches to water conservation and energy efficiency.

Newton Eco is an approved installer for Ecodan, and a member of The Federation of Small Businesses. We are an NICEIC approved contractor and F-Gas qualified for handling refrigeration. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) displays our MCS Certificate on their web site confirming our accreditation to install air source heat pumps, exhaust air heat pumps and ground source heat pumps.