Air source heat pumps are a very cost effective way of supplying space heating. They are a heating a cooling system which works by using the heat which is present in the outside air as a heat source or also as a heat sink.
The pump employs a refrigerant based system which involves a condenser and a compressor in order to absorb the heat in one area and release it in another. In the wintertime, the system will absorb the heat from the outside air and release it into the building to keep it warm. In the summertime it will keep the building cool by doing the reverse. Air source heat pumps have the advantage that the same system can be used for air conditioning as well as heating. Some air source heat pumps can also provide a hot water heating solution up to 80 degrees Celsius.
Reasons to Install Air Source Heat Pumps
Here are some of the advantages to installing air source heat pumps in your home:
This type of system is very energy efficient and can produce up to two and a half times the electricity it takes to run them. This means that you will save money on your power bill over the long term.
You will be able to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, ensuring that you will be able to enjoy a comfortable temperature at any time of the year.
Air source heat pumps can also be run on solar power, which would make your heating and air conditioning system completely carbon neutral.
By using air source heat pumps instead of electrical heating you can save 5 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Air source heat pumps are very low maintenance and they usually last at least 20 years or even longer. This means that you will save money on maintenance and replacement costs.
Using this type of system might even provide you with an income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive.
They are easier to install than a ground source heat pump, although they might be slightly less efficient.
If you have under floor heating systems or warm air heating systems, these are the most compatible with air source heat pumps because they require lower water temperatures.
These are just a few of the advantages to using air source heat pumps in your home. Why not consider this type of energy efficient heating and cooling system?