Air source heat pumps
How an Air source heat pump works…
An air source heat pump is an environmentally-friendly alternative to central heating. An outdoor unit harvests heat from the air outside and transfers it to an indoor unit, where it’s used to generate hot water. This can then be used to heat the house, domestic hot water, radiators or under-floor heating. Your indoor unit will much work the same way as your conventional central heating boiler, however it uses heat from the air outside, rather than gas.
The benefits of an Air source heat pump…
- Heats your home and your water
- Reduces energy costs
- Minimal maintenance
- Lower carbon emissions
- Less disruptive to install than ground source heat pumps
- Heat and cool your conservatory – meaning you can use it 365 days a year
An air source heat pump works a bit like your fridge, only in reverse. The process absorbs heat from the outside air and the heat pump compressor then increases the temperature to create useful heat. This solution pays for itself after the first few years and is a great investment in your home.
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Air source heat pump FAQs
If you use an air source heat pump and/or solar thermal system to solely heat your swimming pool, then you won’t qualify. However, if you also use it to provide heating for the rest of your home, under the current scheme, you can apply for the RHI, which generates a quarterly payment for seven years.
Air source heat pumps provide a gentler, more consistent heat in the home, compared to traditional boiler systems that often experience pulses of high temperature. Your central heating and radiator controls work in exactly the same way for both systems.
This system is very eco-friendly, it helps to lower your carbon footprint as it uses air, a renewable, natural source of heat.
Yes, an air source heat pump is the system of choice for most swimming pool owners.
Electricity powers the pump, but for every unit of electricity used you get between 2 and 3 units of heat – making this an efficient way to heat your home.
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