Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pump technology has been around for a number of years, but only recently has it become one of the leading options for renewable heating around the home. They work by absorbing the heat from the outside air which can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating or hot water cylinders. The easiest example to compare the technology is with refrigerators, instead of using the air to make something cold the heat pumps do the reverse.
They use refrigerant gases which are pumped around the system, through a compressor, which then increases the heat and is then transferred to the heating/hot water system in the house. They can even work in temperatures down to -15 degrees Celsius.
Bare in mind there are running costs with heat pumps, the amount does depend on the size of the pump and the heating demand, so we usually advise customers with small heating bills to assess if the heat pump will be worth it for your property.
Not only can you benefit from heating your home, but you may also qualify for the renewable heat incentive, find out more below…