Air Source Heat
Changing the way you heat or cool your home is one of the most effective ways to reduce your electrical consumption and become more energy efficient.
Air source heat pumps are a type of energy efficient heating system that deliver as much as three times the total amount of heat energy to your home or commercial building as they use in electricity.
Instead of burning fuel, such as natural gas or LPG, to create heat, air source heat pumps transfer heat from the air outside your building to the inside, resulting in steady delivery of warm air without significant electricity consumption.
Although air source heat pumps don’t generate electricity, and thus aren’t a source of renewable energy in the way solar panels or wind turbines are, they’re a highly efficient way to heat your home or building.
Because of this, air source heat pumps offer financial savings compared to typical home heating systems. Some air source heat pumps are also eligible for the RHI – Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive – and its tariff scheme for homeowners.
Would you like to make your home’s heating system more energy efficient? If you currently use a conventional boiler and want to heat your home without using as much energy, read on to learn more about air source heating technology.
How do air source heat pumps work?
Air source heat pumps keep your home warm during cool weather by extracting heat from outside. Once this heat is extracted, you can use it to heat the interior of your home via underfloor heating, an HVAC system or a conventional radiator.
The technology used in air source heat pumps is similar to the technology used in a standard refrigerator. However, instead of expelling air, as a fridge does, air source heat pumps transport air from outside your building into its interior.
Modern air source heat pumps are highly efficient and can extract heat even from cool weather. Even during winter, an air source heat pump can efficiently transfer heat from the outside into your home, creating a consistent source of warmth.
Most heat pumps are relatively simple in design and operation. The heat from any outside air is transferred into fluid. The compressor system in the heat pump then increases the temperature of this fluid before it passes into the radiator.
There are two types of air source heat pumps available for UK properties. Air-to-air heat pumps distribute heat throughout your home via a fan, just like a standard air conditioning system.
Air-to-air heat pumps are not eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive. This means that the heat generated by an air-to-air heat pump cannot be used to earn a tariff.
Air-to-water heat pumps convert heat into water, which is transferred through your property’s underfloor heating system or radiator. Air-to-water systems are typically the most energy efficient option for homes and commercial buildings.
While heat pumps don’t produce energy themselves, they’re far more efficient than a traditional gas-burning heating system. Over a long term period, switching to air source heating can significantly lower your property’s heating costs.
What are the benefits of air source heat pumps?
There are numerous benefits of switching to air source heating, from reduced costs to a lower environmental impact. Some of the most significant benefits of switching to an air source heat pump are listed below:
- Air source heat pumps are far more cost effective than traditional boilers and electric heaters. Your home could save as much as £1,805 per year on its fuel bill by switching to an air source heating system.
- Some air-to-water heat pumps are eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive, potentially allowing you to earn a tariff for the heat your home’s air-to-water heat system generates.
- Both air-to-air and air-to-water heat pumps are energy efficient, using less energy to generate heat than a conventional boiler or electrical heat system.
- Air source heat pumps have a simple design and use high quality components that require very little long-term maintenance, further reducing the cost of heating your home.
- You can heat your home and your water supply using air source heat pumps, reducing the amount of energy you need to maintain a steady supply of hot water.
- Since air source heat pumps create renewable heat instead of burning fossil fuels, installing an air source heat pump will reduce your home’s production of carbon dioxide.
Are you interested in air source heat?
Air source heat pumps are suitable for both residential and commercial buildings. In the long term, switching to air source heat can save you thousands of pounds every year that would otherwise be spend on gas or electricity for your boiler or heater.
Are you interested in air source heat? We offer air-to-air and air-to-water heating technology that can lower your home’s energy usage and produce renewable heat that saves you money and downsizes your carbon footprint.
Contact us to speak to our renewable heating experts and learn more about the benefits of switching to air source heating for your home or commercial building.