WHAT IS AN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP?

Air source pumps are an alternative way to heat your home, and could be the ideal solution if you want to generate your own heat and potentially save money on your energy bills.

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How an air source heat pump works

An air source heat pump is usually placed outdoors at the side or back of a property. It takes heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. The pump needs electricity to run, but it should use less electrical energy than the heat it produces. Many air source heat pumps are eligible for payment through the Renewable Heat Incentive, a government scheme that provides payments to homeowners who generate their own heat.

The benefits of air source heat pumps:

  • Lower fuel bills, especially if you are replacing conventional electric heating
  • potential income through the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • lower home carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing
  • no fuel deliveries needed
  • can heat your home as well as your water
  • minimal maintenance required
  • can be easier to install than a ground source heat pump.

Unlike gas and oil boilers, heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods. During the winter they may need to be on constantly to heat your home efficiently. You will also notice that radiators won't feel as hot to the touch as they might do when you are using a gas or oil boiler.

For more information about the 'Renewable Heat Incentive' or how Elite can help with Renewable Energy please give us a call on 01482 770550. We are MCS approved.