- June 16, 2014
- Posted by: Gareth Whalley
- Category: Latest News & Blog
The air source heat pump operates by extracting warmth from the atmosphere and channels this warmth and hot water to your home. Easy to install, air source heat pumps provide clean and renewable energy.
There are two distinct types of air source heat pumps. These are air to air pumps that circulate hot air through indoor fans and air to water pumps that produce warm water. These air source heat pumps operate best with underfloor heating and conventional radiators.
A heat pump is made from three distinct parts. These are the heat exchanger, compressor and the heat tube. The heat exchanger provides great assistance in heat removal and the compressor is responsible for elevating the air temperature. The heating tube (more commonly known as a radiator) transfers the heat.
Heat pumps offer a number of distinct advantages. One of the primary advantages is that heat pumps use about a quarter of the electric energy used by conventional heaters. Not only will this save you money on your utilities, there are also a number of environmental benefits. The system’s operation is subject to the electrical supply powering it. This enhances the safety of the users and the premises the pump is being used. Useful in both heating and cooling processes, the system can be used in the summer and winter months.
Heat pumps also have lower operation costs, despite the fact that the installation cost of an air source is higher compared to standard systems. It’s been reported that the system will pay for itself in a just a few short years. Very little maintenance is required, and these systems have a longer lifespan. It’s estimated that an average air source system will not need to be replaced for a period of twenty years or longer.
Air source heat pumps deliver a lower temperature heat for longer periods of time. In this way, they differ from oil and gas boilers. They provide very efficient, constant heat for your home throughout the winter months. One of the additional benefits of air source heat pumps could also earn you a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) from the government for eco-friendly usage.