Air Source Heat Pumps Work?
Air source pumps work by initially extracting heat from the ambient air, therefore it is best to situate the unit in an outside location that benefits from a free flow of air. Of course, our experienced engineers will always take the time to ensure your unit is fitted in an optimal position.
The ambient air is pulled into the system, whilst refrigerant is circulated through an evaporator. It is then passed through to a compressor, raising the temperature of the refrigerant and turning the liquid refrigerant to gas.
The hot gas is then passed through a condenser, this process increases the pressure and therefore increases the temperature further. The hot gas transfers its heat into the cold water already in your heating system which is then fed into your heating or hot water system to heat up your property.
Once the heat has been removed the hot gas turns back into a liquid to start the cycle again! The heat can be retained for later use also, so it’s an incredibly efficient process.