How are air source heat pumps used?
Air source heat pumps can be used primarily:
For heating - Heat pumps are great for heating homes because they're
efficient and cost effective. They use electricity to move warm air around,
rather than burning fuel like traditional boilers do. If you live in a cold climate, a
heat pump might actually be better suited to cooling your home than a
For hot water - Air to water heat pumps can be used to generate hot water for
your property. This means you don't have to rely on traditional central heating
systems, such as boilers, gas and electricity. As a result, you could save money
on your energy bills
Is a heat pump system suitable for my property?
A heat pump is one of the best ways to cut fuel bills, but there are things you need to
consider before deciding whether yours is suitable. Heat pumps systems work best
for properties which are off the gas grid. These are properties that use expensive
fuels like electricity, oil, LPG or coal for heating.
Heat pump systems are ideal for well-insulated homes. This is because insulation
stops heat escaping, so without it, your heat pump won't work effectively. Heat
pumps work best when the temperature difference of the heat pump system and
heat distribution is small. Unlike traditional heating systems, heat pump systems
produce heat at a lower temperature, which requires a larger area for distribution.
If you do decide to go ahead with a heat pump, make sure you know what size it
needs to be. Most manufacturers offer standard sizes, but you may find yourself
needing to customise it - we offer a bespoke design service for heat pump systems.