Air Source Heat Pumps take in heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat your home.
The benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps
• If the pump replaces your existing heating you may have lower fuel bills.
• potential income through the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
• possible lower carbon emissions.
Unlike gas and oil boilers, heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods. During the winter the pump might need to be on constantly to heat your home efficiently. You will also notice that radiators will not feel as hot as they do when you are using a gas or oil boiler.
How do Air Source Heat Pumps work?
Heat from the air is changed at low temperature into a fluid. The fluid then goes through a compressor where its temperature increases, it transfers its higher temperature heat to the heating and hot water circuits of the house. There are two types of Air Source Heat Pump systems.
An air-to-water system distributes heat via your wet central heating system. Heat pumps work much more efficiently at a lower temperature than a standard boiler system would. This makes them more suitable for underfloor heating systems or larger radiators, which give out heat at lower temperatures over longer periods of time.
An air-to-air system produces warm air which is circulated by fans to heat your home. They don’t normally provide hot water as well.
Installing a typical system will vary depending on different factors. Running costs will also vary. Typical cost of a Daikin 8Kw split Altherma heat pump will be between £8,000 and £15,000.
Please contact us for a more detailed quote.