Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) are an alternative way of heating your home. As a renewable energy, it is a solution to creating and generating your own heat to help you save money on your energy bills.
Heat pumps are ideal for most, especially if you are replacing electric, oil or LPG heating however, a well-insulated home is paramount.
How do air source heat pumps work?
Simply put, air source heat pumps operate similar to a fridge in reverse. Fitted on the outside of a property, the heat pump takes heat from the air to heat a liquid refrigerant. Then, the pump compresses the liquid to increase its temperature, condensing it back to liquid form to release stored heat. This heat is then sent to radiators with the remainder stored in a hot water cylinder which can then be used for showers, baths and taps.
Are there Government incentives for air source heat pumps?
Yes, as air source heat pumps are a renewable energy, they qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This means that MCS installers (like us), are able to offer installation which qualify for the RHI Government’s scheme in the UK.
Similar to the Solar PV Feed-In-Tariff, the RHI is paid to consumers every quarter and is paid over 7-years.
What are the running costs of an air source heat pump?
The payback period and running costs of the system completely depend on the heating system you are replacing, how efficient your heat pump system works, and how much RHI you are entitled.
Air source heat pump installation?
Air source heat pumps are usually a simple installation with minimal disruption. Similar in looks to air-conditioning units, they are installed on the exterior of properties with a clear space in-front of them to draw in the air. Air source heat pumps have very few moving parts and therefore require minimal maintenance and work.
Would an air source heat pump be ideal for me?
Air source heat pumps are systems which require bespoke design and to find out how changing your heating to air source would benefit you would usually require a survey. During a survey you will find out; the running costs, energy savings, and the RHI you would be entitled to