Air Souce Heat Pumps
The smart way to harness renewable energy
You may be surprised to hear that, if the temperature is above -18c enough heat can be drawn out of the surrounding air to heat your house. Air source heat pumps basically take the air from the outside and convert it into heat that can be used to provide heat to your radiators and provide plenty of hot water.
How Do Air Source Heat Pumps Work?
An ASHP normally fits to the outside of the house, either to the side or the back, and sucks in the air using a mechanism to compress and increase its temperature. This can then be sent to radiators or under floor heating and provide plenty of instant hot water for Baths, Showers Ect.
Unlike Ground source Heat Pumps, ASHP don’t require a large amount of construction works and most Domestic units can be fitted quite easily. ASHP works in reverse of your fridge
Is a Heat Pump Suitable for My Property?
They aren’t suitable for all properties, but they are for most. There are a few things to consider, if you live in a property that isn’t well insulated, then installing a ASHP will not deliver the efficiencies as a fully insulated Property. That’s why it’s imperative that you get an accredited Installer to design and install your system.
Maintenance & Warranties
When a ASHP is fitted correctly it should require very little maintenance and be expected to last over 20-30 years as long as it’s serviced every year. Most ASHP come with a 5-year warranty on parts & labour as standard.
ASHP Are Highly Efficient
ASHP are currently the most cost-effective form of heating using electricity, achieving a COP of 2.5 or more, sometimes in excess of 4. To put this into prospective, a conventional system such as a Gas boiler generally has COP of less than 1. Generally speaking, a ASHP can be 250%- 400% efficient, which makes it one of the cheapest ways to heat your home.