Air Source Heat Pumps: The Benefits

If you’re unaware of what an air source heat pump is then this post is going to help you to find out. What’s more we’re going to explain the benefits too, because air source heat pumps are a great way of heating your home.

An air source heat pump absorbs heat from outside air. The heat, once it’s been captured by the heat pump is then used to heat underfloor heating systems, radiators, convectors and hot water.

How Does it Work?

Well, what it does is extract heat from the air outside, using methods not dissimilar from the way a fridge extracts heat from the inside. They do use electricity, so they have an impact on the environment. However, the extracted heat comes from the ground, and water or air is renewed naturally.

Should I Invest in This Type of Heating, is it Suitable For Me?

You will need to ask yourself some questions first to ascertain whether or not this is right for you.

Do you have somewhere where you can put it? - it’s going to have to go outside, on a wall or on the ground.

Your home needs to be well insulated, is yours? - Your home needs to be draught proof as well as well insulated so this type of heating system works.

What type of heating do you have currently? - It needs to be replacing either coal or an electric heating system. If you’ve been using gas, then a heat pump may not be an ideal choice.

What type of heating will you use alongside your heat pump? An underfloor heating system is better than a radiator based system.

What are the advantages of a heat pump?

They can save you money and they’re cheaper to run than both oil boilers or traditional electric heating. They save on carbon emissions and save on space as there are no storage requirements. They’re safe too, as there are no emissions or combustion involved, and there is no need for a flue. They require very little maintenance and are cool in summer as well as warm in winter.

How much money will I save?

Naturally you’ll still have to pay bills because it’s powered by electricity. If you were having problems with your old heating system prior to this one, then you will see benefits in money saving with having a heat pump. The controls will help you to have power over what you’re using, you can have a lower setting on the thermostat so you save on energy bills. When it’s installed, you’ll find out more from your installer on how to use it.

Hometech - Safe & Reliable Air Source Heat Pumps

If you like what you hear, then get in touch with us here at Hometech heating and plumbing, and we can talk you through what needs to be done in order to get your air source heat pump installed. We’re here to help and all the members of our team are helpful, fully trained and knowledgeable on all aspects of heating and plumbing – get in touch today.