There are several benefits of air source heat pumps, but first let’s explain what an air source heat pump is. It is a type of heating system that uses the outside air as a heat source. It works by extracting heat from the outside air and transferring it inside to heat a building or hot water system. It stores the heat from the outside air in a liquid known as a refrigerant, which is compressed to increase its temperature. This liquid is passed through a heat exchanger that then heats the water in the radiators and for hot water in the home.
An air source heat pump requires a unit on the outside of the home as well as one inside the home, which is connected to the radiators and hot water system.
Benefits of air source heat pumps
• It is estimated that a new heat pump will use 40% less electricity compared to electric storage heaters or electric convection heaters, which means lower electricity bills
• This in turn means fewer carbon emissions
• An air source heat pump heating system will provide a warm and comfortable level of heating throughout the home – this is especially compared to electric storage heaters or convection heaters
• They provide reliable heating and hot water all year round
• Air source heat pump heating systems are low maintenance
• They are environmentally friendly because they use renewable energy from the air instead of burning fossil fuels to generate heat.
• There are various government schemes and incentives including the Connected for Warmth Scheme, which provides qualifying households with a free air source heat pump and heating system.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of an air source heat pump, whether your home is suitable and if you might qualify for a government heating grant, then please contact us on 01604 644500.