Air source heat pumps are a popular alternative to traditional heating systems, using renewable energy from the air to heat buildings. They work by absorbing heat from the outdoor air and transferring it to a refrigerant fluid, which is then compressed to increase the temperature and used to heat water for radiators, underfloor heating systems or hot water cylinders.
Efficient heat and hot water production
4kWh of heat energy out for every 1kWh energy in, compared to 0.8kWh out for a gas boiler.
Lower carbon emissions
If you combine with renewable energy from the grid or your own solar, there are zero emissions.
You could claim £5,000 towards costs with the Boiler Upgrade Scheme
Low-maintenance and durable with annual servicing.
Hot and cold
Can be used for cooling as well as heating, depending on the model you choose.
Air source heat pumps are an excellent way to keep your home warm and cozy. Did you know that they have been around for over 50 years and that over 50% of homes in Norway use ASHP to keep them warm even in temperatures as low as -40°C?
If you're thinking about getting an ASHP, it's essential to ensure that your home is well-insulated before installing one. Keep in mind that ASHPs produce lower temperatures than gas boilers, resulting in cooler but always-on radiators. However, if you have underfloor heating or are building a new home, ASHPs are a perfect fit. Just make sure you have enough space outside for the unit to circulate air freely!
1. Low temperature monobloc system
One external unit that can produce warm water between 35 – 55°C. Pairs well with underfloor heating.
2. High temperature system
One external unit can produce hot water around 70°C to use with your existing radiator system.
3. Split system air source heat pump
Efficient operation with smaller outdoor unit can be sited away from the property. Use with radiators or convection units.
4. Hybrid system
Combines a gas boiler with an air source heat pump that selects the most efficient operation More efficient than traditional boilers.
We’ve partnered with Daikin, manufacturers of air source heat pumps, to help you understand what your ideal system would be. This easy-to-use calculator tool will help you work out your ideal set up depending on your needs. There’s no substitute to speaking to someone knowledgeable about heat pumps.
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