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Air Source Heat Pumps

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Just like a fridge in reverse – simple! Why do we recommend Air Source Heat Pumps? A Heat Pump provides extremely energy-efficient and cost-efficient heat which can be used to heat your home and water all year round, powering your radiators, under-floor heating or warm air convectors. Heat Pumps remove expensive oil or LPG bills and free up the large space required for oil or LPG fuel storage.

A very good reason to embrace a heat pump is also to remove the need for oil or LPG storage.

How do Air Source Heat Pumps Work?

An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from it is inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15°C. Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally.

Can an air source heat pump provide all my home’s heat and hot water?

Yes. You just need to make sure that it’s the right size to deliver the central heating and hot water that you need in your home.

How does this efficiency compare to my Boiler?

A heat pump will provide you with much lower running costs than your conventional boiler, whilst providing 100% of your heating and hot water demand.

What is involved with installation?

The system is simple to install, requiring no ground work in terms of trenches or boreholes.  It has a single phase power supply with a low starting current and does not require flues or ventilation. It is also extremely flexible, and can be connected to under floor heating, heating, low temperature radiators or fans coils.

Is there a difference in warmth levels compared to traditional gas boilers?

Air source heat pumps provide a gentler, more consistent heat within the home. Your traditional boiler is either hot or cold, but with a heat pump you can leave the system to control itself to run 24/7. The system will be tuned to suit the life sytle of you and your family and you will never have to worry about the cost of keeping warm again. Your central heating and radiator controls work in exactly the same way for both systems.

Is my home suitable for an air source heat pump?

Air source heat pumps are suitable for the majority of existing houses, as well as apartments, new build homes as long as they are already, or can be, insulated to a reasonable level. For the highest level of efficiency, you should have cavity wall and loft insulation installed.

What about noise levels?

The modern systems have a very low noise factor, no more then the firing up of your traditional boiler. Our very own building runs on a heat pump and you are more than welcome to visit and find out for yourself.

Where will the air source heat pump be situated?

Offering great flexibility, the heat pump unit can be situated outside, adjacent to any wall in any location and as far away as 30m from your home. The mechanism inside your home is the cylinder and can be positioned in place of your boiler, utility room or garage.

What are the Benefits?

  • It’s Your Home – it could soon become an Income;
  • Eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI);
  • This could mean up to £1700 pa for 7 years;
  • Superior efficiency over conventional Boiler;
  • Up to 3 times longer than condensing Boiler;
  • Govt payments for 20 yrs - Tax-Free & index-linked;
  • Quality MCS Approved - Designed for Your Home;
  • Long life expectancy;
  • Cleaner Technology & better for the Environment.

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