Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home.
An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally
Where Will It
The heat pump can be located indoors or outdoors depending on which model you choose.
Air source heat pumps (ASHP) are relatively inexpensive and no drilling or groundwork is needed as opposed to ground source heat pumps. There is usually no obligation to report the installation to municipal environmental health boards.
What are the
The running costs of an air source heat pump is much lower than a conventional electrical heating system as the property owner only pays for running the compressor and the fan, therefore the majority of the energy supplied to the property is renewable and free. Heat pumps have a long life expectancy and maintenance costs are very low.
An example of a High Temperature Air Source heat pump
Could lower your fuel bills, especially if you are replacing conventional electric heating
Could provide you with an income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
Could lower your home’s carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing
Don't need fuel deliveries
Can heat your home and provide and hot water
Need little maintenance - they're called ‘fit and forget’ technology
Can be easier to install than a ground source heat pump, though efficiencies may be lower.