Air Conditioning Heat Pumps
Heat your home with energy absorbed from the air around you.
Our air source heat pumps absorb the heat from the air outside. These are used to heat up radiators, underfloor heating systems, to warm air convectors and heat up hot water in your home.
Is an Air Source Heat Pump Suitable for my Home?
If you’re considering purchasing an air source heat pump, there are a few points you need to consider first…
Do you have the space for it? Heat pumps require an outdoor space where a unit can be fitted either on a wall or on the ground. The unit needs plenty of surrounding space in order to get a good flow or air.
Is your home well insulated? In order for the heating system to be as effective as possible, your home needs to be well insulated and draught proofed.
What fuel will you be replacing? This system will pay for itself far quicker it its replacing an electricity or coal heating system and we don’t recommend the heat pumps for homes on the gas network.
What type of heating system will you use? Air source heat pumps perform far better when accompanied by underfloor heating systems or warm air heating as opposed to a radiator based system simply because of the lower water temperature required.
Is the system intended for a new development? If so, combining the heat pump installation with other building work can reduce the overall cost of installing the system.
Typically, the installation cost for a typical system suitable for a detached home, range from £6,000 -£10,000 including installation. The running costs will vary depending on several factors; including the size and insulation of the home.
Savings are also dependant on a number of factors. However, the use of your system in appropriation to your needs is primarily important although actual savings figures will depend on your exact fuel prices.
The heat distribution system: If you can, purchasing underfloor hearing can provide you with far greater efficiencies than radiators as the water used doesn’t need to be as hot. If investing in underfloor heating isn’t feasible, use the biggest radiator you can (your installer can advise on this)
Temperature setting: If you choose to heat your home to a much higher temperature with a new heat pump system than you did with your old heating system, then obviously your home will be water but your heating could well be higher than if you stayed with the same heating pattern. To avoid this, it’s advisable that you set the thermostat to around 18-20 Degrees C.
Efficiency of old and new systems: The price of your heating bills of your old heating system will have directly correlated to the efficiency of the heating system. If the old system was inefficient, you will notice a large saving on the new running costs of the heat pump system thus giving you a greater saving.
Hot water: If the system is also providing hot water as well as space heating, the provision of hot water can sometimes lower system efficiencies thus making running costs higher.
Fuel Costs: Installing heat pumps still means that you will have to pay fuel bills because they are powered by electricity although they should be cheaper as the saving costs are affected by the price of the electricity for the heat pump.
Using the controls: Learn how to best control your system in a way that you personally will get the most out of it. Your installer should be able to explain to you the most effective way of controlling it.