With a rise in energy prices, homeowners are now looking for alternative ways to heat their homes and air source heat pumps have become a popular choice. This is an efficient way to heat your home via renewable energy. It collects the heat from the outside air and uses it to transfer the warmth throughout your home.
Having air source heat pumps installed at your home means you will be generating your own energy and will have to rely less, if at all, on the national grid. This is especially true in well-insulated homes because the heat that is generated from the heat pumps can’t escape as easily and you can benefit from a comfortable temperature quicker.
An air source heat pump takes heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a compressor. It then condenses back into a liquid to release its stored heat. The heat is then moved to your radiators or underfloor heating, with the rest being stored in your hot water cylinder ready for later use.
Usually air source heat pumps are installed outdoors at the side or the back of your property. They also need enough room around them so that air can circulate. Unlike ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps don’t need any digging to install them so they are up and running relatively quickly.
Although air source heat pumps may appear expensive to switch to, the UK government is currently offering a grant of £5,000 to homeowners per property installing an air source heat pump system as part of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. The initial cost of purchasing and installing an air source heat pump can be higher compared to traditional systems but long-term energy savings could offset this.
With our heat pump installation service at Ramki, our professional engineers will tell you how to use the controls for your heat pumps so that you can get the most out of your energy efficient system.
Benefits of air source heat pumps include-
- Environmentally friendly- Compared to traditional heating methods, air source heat pumps produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, meaning your carbon footprint is smaller.
- Energy Efficient- This type of renewable energy system provides efficient heating and cooling features which reduce energy consumption and energy bills.
- Low Maintenance- Air source heat pumps require little maintenance. It is important to have them checked yearly by professional engineers so that you can guarantee your system is working to the highest standard.
- Future-proof your home- Heat pumps are the future and are set to become at the forefront of home heating. Installing one now will mean you are one step ahead with the latest technology and are prepared for the phase out of old gas boilers. Air source heat pumps have a long life span too, so with 20-25 years of operation you’ll have an efficient heating system for years to come.
Contact us today to find out more about installing an air source heat pump system at your home with Ramki now.