Air Source Heat Pumps
Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) extract heat from the ambient external air to create hot water for your heating system and hot water supply.
Air Source Heat Pumps are an efficient way of heating your property, especially for systems such as underfloor heating where the heat is on low for a longer duration and for radiator heating.
Not only can you save money on fuel bills, you could also receive money from the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), reduce your use of fossil fuels and cut your household’s CO2 usage.
We are a trusted Air Source Heat Pump installer in Norfolk, Suffolk and across the East of England. We will work with you to identify the best position in your property for your new heat pump and our expert team always work professionally to install your new equipment. Contact us today to discuss your property and we’ll help you choose the right renewable heating solution based on your individual requirements.
What are the Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps?
Less space is required compared to other renewable products because the main unit is located outside.
They are generally more cost effective to install than alternative renewable heating systems.
On a well-designed heating system with under-floor heating and an outside air temperature of 7oC, air source heat pumps can reach efficiencies of up to 5.1kW of heat for every 1kW of electricity used. This is known as the COP (Coefficient of Performance). Electric storage heaters have a COP of 1kW of heat to every 1kW of electricity used.
Can be used with radiators and under-floor heating systems.
Only 1 fuel bill is required for your home as they only require electricity to run.
Very reliable as there are no hot burners required.
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) funding available.
How do Air Source Heat Pumps work?
1. Ambient air
Heat is extracted from the ambient air.
2. Refrigerant in tubes
As the ambient air is pulled through the evaporator, refrigerant is circulated through the evaporator.
This raises the temperature of the refrigerant and turns the liquid refrigerant to gas.
4. Condensed refrigerant
The hot gas is then passed through a condenser where the heat is passed onto water.
5. Expansion Valve
Once the heat has been removed the hot gas turns back into a liquid to start the cycle again.