Air Source Heat Pumps

What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

Air source heat pumps can provide heat for wet central heating and hot water circuits or for blown air. They use an evaporator, a compressor and a condenser. By absorbing heat from the air outside (present even at low temperatures), an ASHP works a little like a fridge but the other way around.

Inside an ASHP unit the heat from the air outside is absorbed into a liquid at low temperature which is then compressed to increase the temperature before the condenser transfers the heat in this liquid to your central heating and hot water circuits.

Technology of the Future

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) are the technology of the future for UK heating and hot water.Over the past 10 year heat pumps have advanced hugely in terms of efficiency and feasibility of retrofit. So much so, that an air source heat pump really could be a viable, and cost-effective replacement for a combustion-boiler for heating your home or business, irrespective or age or size.

It is more energy efficient running a heat pump at a lower flow temperature than a traditional boiler and at a higher flow rate, providing  that the ASHP is correctly sized and adequately large radiators or underfloor heating coils are installed.
By doing this, lower energy bills when compared to older fossil fuel systems can be achieved especially when replacing tradition electric, oil or LPG boilers. Fossil fuel burning boilers were introduced in the 1950’s and this old technology is now, quite rightly, being phased out by more efficient and lower carbon-impact ASHP technology.

You could also benefit from the Government Boiler Upgrade Scheme, making the move to more renewable heating not only feasible and lower cost to run, but financially beneficial in the long term too.

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