Air source heat pumps are suitable for the heating and hot water needs of houses as well as apartments and flats on the first floor and up.
The main advantage of air source heat pumps and boilers is that they safeguard homeowners against fluctuations in energy prices. Heat pumps use the environment to generate 75% of the heating and hot water needs for your home, meaning that you’re significantly less reliant on electricity to keep your home toasty, and you’re much less vulnerable to the ever-rising costs of heating in your home.
What is an Air Source Heat Pump?
Air source heat pumps extract thermal energy (heat) from the outside air and convert this into heating and hot water for your home. Air source heat pumps are designed to work in cold temperatures and are suitable for a range of homes, from a small apartment to a large detached home. Air source heat pumps do require electricity to operate, but 75% of the energy required is generated from the outside air, with only 25% being required from electricity. This means that 75% of the energy you use will be from a renewable source, which will reduce your emissions and CO2 impact.
Air source heat pumps will be installed outside your property and are very quiet during operation.
They need to be located outside and require a solid base to sit on or structurally secure wall to be mounted to, in order to be installed.
The advantages of using ambient air:
- Provides heating and hot water for your home
- Perfect for properties that have limited outside space
- Small and compact
- Suitable for a range of properties
- One of the lowest investment costs for heat pumps
- Suitable for modern low energy or well-insulated properties
- Quiet during operation
- Works in cold outside temperatures
- Compatible with radiators and underfloor heating
- Minimal ongoing maintenance
- No fuel deliveries or fuel stored onsite
- Possible to benefit from Government incentives such as RHI payments