What is an Air Source Heat Pump?
An Air source heat pump is a highly efficient water heater. Heat pumps are capable of producing the hot water and heating needs of a home or commercial building. They use refrigerant technology to absorb energy from the outdoor air through an outdoor unit, and transfer this energy to your heating and/or hot water. Consequently, you can typically expect to gain 3-5kW (units of energy) from the outdoor air for every 1kW of electricity used to harness this energy.
Not all Air Source Heat Pumps are the same, and each model has its own conversion rate.
Most of these appliances are designed to generate up to 55 degrees Celsius of Hot water temperature without any other form of boiler/ heating element.
And are typically installed with heating systems designed to operate at 35 degrees Celsius.
Is an Air Source Heat Pump Suitable for me?
The lower temperature systems are generally more suitable for new build and renovation projects, as the design of the heating system as a whole can be taken into account. This means that the heating system would be designed to operate in the most efficient parameters of the heat pump installed.
There are high temperature systems on the market that can be effective for property owners looking to reduce their energy consumption, without the cost of replacing their entire heating system.
These Units are designed to operate at higher temperatures similar to those of a conventional boiler.
Can I get Government funding?
In the governments bid to reduce C02 emissions they launched the RHI (renewable heat incentive) scheme. The RHI is to entice home owners to fit renewable technologies in their homes. Air source heat pumps are one of these technologies. The RHI Payments are spread out over 7 years for Domestic applications, and are paid every quarter. Your project could qualify for the RHI tariff. Get in touch via our contact page and we will check to see if your project could qualify for RHI payments.
Why Choose Energy by Nature UK?
Energy by Nature UK ltd, is an MCS accredited company you can trust. We have over a decade of experience installing air source heat pumps. Our team have worked on a wide range of projects. These projects range from small single-unit domestic installations to large multi-unit commercial projects. With a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the systems we install you will be in very safe hands. Our friendly team is always on hand to help and will guide through the process every step of the way. As a result we can provide you with a tailor-made system, expert advice and the highest quality of workmanship.