Why Hex Energy?
Our aim is to provide renewable energy systems for properties that would clearly benefit from them. We install, maintain and monitor heat pump and solar systems to ensure smooth operation for years to come.
Our long-term goal is to grow the business into a reliable resource for homeowners, self-builders and local developers, for:
Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)
Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP)
Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP)
Photovoltaic (PV) systems
Under Floor Heating (UFH)
Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery Systems (MVHR)
There are very few companies in the UK qualified to install ground source heat pumps. Hex Energy is the leading installer of ground source heat pumps in central UK. What's more, we are the only company in the UK to have our own Certified Geo-Exchange Designer, to inspect, design and install a system suited to your needs.
Most companies do not include all elements necessary for a turnkey and bespoke installation and will exclude vital elements, leaving the homeowner to source drilling and gig trenches for example, or add this as an extra. It's not an extra, it is essential to professional installation work that encompasses the entire system.
About our founder:
The company was formed by Andy Howley, the well-respected consultant and heat pump system designer. Andy became involved in ground source energy and subsequently trained and qualified as an International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Accredited Installer and Vertical Loop Installer. Andy is also an IGSPHA Certified Geo-Exchange Designer certified by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
Andy is one of only a handful of Certified Geo-Exchange Designers in the UK today.
As the industry grew, Andy became a founding member of the UK's Ground Source Heat Pump Association, a founding member of the association governing council and the person responsible for forming industry standards. As a result of this, in 2011, Andy wrote and published the GSHPA Vertical Borehole Standards which has underpinned several more standards including the Shallow Geothermal Standard and the Thermal Pile Standard.
Andy was being asked more and more to troubleshoot poorly performing residential heat pump systems and subsequently identified the need for a technically competent installation service and set up the company which became Hex Energy.
The team has continued to grow, with the addition of in-house ground loop installation, including qualified excavator drivers and drilling engineers, heating engineers for plant room fit out and UFH installation, operations manager and design team underpinning Andy's design ethos.