Air Source Heat Pumps
An Air Source Heat Pump is an extremely efficient and green solution to heating your home and hot water. They are set to replace traditional boiler systems in the very near future.
“An Air Source Heat Pump is the logical renewable heating solution, for the modern well insulated home.”
An air source heat pump takes thermal energy from the air outside, and then via a compression process (similar to that of a household refrigerator, but in reverse,) it turns that little bit of heat in the air, into enough heat to run your domestic hot water and heating system.
An air source heat pump still requires a limited electricity supply to operate. However it is still up to 4 times more efficient than any other traditional gas or electricity based heating system. (For every 1kW of electricity it consumes it can produce up to 4kW of heat.) An ASHP does this whilst still providing you with the same level of comfort and functionality as a traditional boiler system.
“Low running costs and low installation costs make an ASHP ideal for both new build and retrofit projects.”
An Air Source Heat Pump system is capable of effectively running your domestic central heating system, as well as heating your hot water. It can be used to provide all the heat you require to supply all your domestic hot water needs. It can fully heat your home through central heating radiators, or via an under-floor heating system.
They operate in a user-friendly style with all the functionality of a traditional heating system (timers, thermostatic controls etc.) They can be connected to your existing central heating system. They do all this whilst consuming little electrical energy (typically 1/4 of the energy of a typical boiler). If you generate your own power means the system has the potential to be 100% renewable.
Heat Pumps are well established, with millions of homes globally now using this technology to heat their homes and hot water. As a result, this technology is now very advanced, and highly affordable. They are still supported with government backed incentives (RHI), which will go a long way towards paying for the installation of an air source heat pump system.
A well-designed Heat Pump system is the only form of domestic space heating that can in fact be cheaper to run than a modern mains gas boiler. If you are off the mains gas grid and in a well insulated home, a Heat Pump should be your go-to heating solution, as it is by far the cheapest means to heat your property.
Air Source Heat Pump Suitable Homes
In order to be the most effective and cost-efficient system it is critical to have as well insulated a home as possible.That allows the Heat Pump to operate at as low a temperature as possible.
Underfloor heating is a real plus, as its efficiency in heating means that it requires lower heat levels. However low temperature radiators can also work well, if they are suitably sized to deliver the required heat into the room.
A Heat Pump is the ideal choice if you are upgrading your existing boiler. With careful design a heat pump will be by far the most efficient heating system choice. It can easily be retrofitted to any existing heating systems, by our skilled engineers.
The appropriate sizing of a Heat Pump system is critical to having a system that can output the heat you require, whilst minimising your running costs.
“A well designed system is critical to ensure heating effectiveness and running cost efficiency.”
We will arrange / undertake a full Heat Loss survey, to determine the level of heat output required. This will be done for every room of your house, in order to size radiators or underfloor heating. Also we will determine how the system will perform with your existing or planned heating system.
The heat pump flow temperature is determined, and the heat pump is sized accordingly. Your system will be designed to achieve the maximum cost and performance efficiency.
• The go-to choice for well insulated Homes.
• Underfloor Heating is ideal.
• High output radiators or a High Temp unit for existing radiator systems.
• Can easily be retrofitted to your existing heating system.