What are air source heat pumps?
Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat. The heat absorbed from the air outside is then used to heat radiators, underfloor heating, warm air convectors and hot water for your property. The heat from the air is absorbed at a low temperature into a fluid, this fluid then passes through a compressor this increases the temperature which is then transferred to your heating or hot water systems.
Unlike traditional boilers, air source heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods. However, during the colder month, you may find you need to keep your air source heat pump running constantly in order to heat your home efficiently.
Types of air source heat pump?
Air to water -
This type of system distributes heat via your wet central heating systems involving a boiler or heat exchanger and radiators. As heat pumps work more efficiently at lower temperatures compared to a traditional boiler system, it makes them ideal for underfloor heating or radiators as they give out heat at lower temperatures over longer periods of time.
Air to air –
This type of system distributes the warm air via fans in order to heat your property. This type of system is unlikely to be able to provide your property with hot water as well.
Benefits of air source heat pumps?
Reduce your energy bills – You will have reduced utility bills as you will be utilising the free heating produced by your air source heat pump. These cost savings will considerable increase if you are completely replacing conventional electric heating systems.
Get paid for having a renewable heating system – The UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a scheme to reward you for using renewable heating systems throughout England, Scotland and Wales. There are two different incentives the first is for residential homes and the other non-domestic sectors such as businesses. The scheme offers a regular quarterly tariff payment for every kW of renewable heat your produce for 7 years. The tariff is determined by the type of technology you use. If you have more than one technology it is possible you can receive payments for each of these systems.
Can heat your home as well as your water – Not many other renewable technologies do both, provide heating and hot water for your property.
Cheaper and easier to install compared to a ground source heat pumps - A ground source heat pump system can be intrusive during installation or repair as it requires digging up your garden. Compared to a less disruptive air source heat pump system which is similar to installing an air conditioning unit.
Reduce your carbon footprint and help save the environment – Air source heat pumps produces renewable energy, meaning it doesn’t produce any harmful pollution. This technology is a way that each property can help towards protecting the environment and tackling climate change by utilising natural sustainable resources.
Why choose Ecolution for your air source heat pump installations?
Being one of the UK’s largest and longest standing construction expert specialising in renewable technology installation. We have a proven track record evident from our extensive portfolio of renewable installations across the UK.
We have close partnerships with leading manufacturers through our distribution arm meaning we can ensure you receive the best quality products at competitive prices or if replacement or additional parts are required we can we can quickly and efficiently source the materials.
With our experienced in-house technical teams, we will provide you with a tailor-made service from site assessment to the design and planning stages, through to completion, ensuring all your requirements are met and that optimum renewable systems are delivered at competitive prices.
After any installation, we automatically include our aftercare package where we will look after your air source heat pump during the defects period, this is handled by our specialist maintenance division. If after this period you want to continue to ensure your system is regularly maintained, we offer various maintenance packages to suit your needs, from regular maintenance and servicing through to reactive and emergency repairs.