Air Source Heat Pumps take the natural heat which exists in the air and raises it to a higher temperature which can then be used for heating or hot water within a building. An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature outside is as low as -15°C.
The Air Source Heat Pumps work by absorbing air at a low temperature into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor where its temperature is increased, and transfers its higher temperature heat to the heating and hot water installation of the house. Air Source Heat Pumps can come in either an air-to-water version or an air-to-air version.
Heat pump systems typically come with a 10 year manufacturers warranty, however they are designed to operate for over 20 years. Some regular maintenance is required, however these costs are relativley minimal. Basic checks that are recommended include checking that the air inlet grill and evaporator are free of leaves or other debris, and any plants that have started to grow near the heat pump unit are removed.
Air Source Heat Pumps can lower the fuel bills of a property and provide a long term sustainable heating solution. They fit adjacent to the property and do not require any underground pipework. They generally operate most efficiently with underfloor heating or specially designed radiators.
Scenergy provide a local, quality Air Source Heat Pump installation serivce across Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties. Our trained Air Source Heat Pump installers will ensure that a high quality installation is acheived and that your system is as efficent as possible.
Air Source Heat Pumps do have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the air is constantly being renewed naturally. Plus if they are installed along side a Solar PV system then the electircity they are using to operate could be from a renewable source.
Installing an Air Source Heat Pump could:
- Lower the fuel bills of the property (especially if replacing oil fired heating)
- Provide an income through the government RHI scheme
- Lower the carbon emissions of the property
- Remove the need for regular fuel deliveries
Government Incentive Schemes
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
The RHI scheme is similar to the Feed-in Tariff scheme for Solar PV, but provides payments based on heat produced rather than electricity. The RHI scheme is currently available for both domestic and commercial installations.