Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pump technology has been around for a number of years, but only recently has it become one of the leading options for renewable heating around the home. They work by absorbing the heat from the outside air which can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating or hot water cylinders. The easiest example to compare the technology is with refrigerators, instead of using the air to make something cold the heat pumps do the reverse.

They use refrigerant gases which are pumped around the system, through a compressor, which then increases the heat and is then transferred to the heating/hot water system in the house. They can even work in temperatures down to -15 degrees Celsius.

Bare in mind there are running costs with heat pumps, the amount does depend on the size of the pump and the heating demand, so we usually advise customers with small heating bills to assess if the heat pump will be worth it for your property.

Not only can you benefit from heating your home, but you may also qualify for the renewable heat incentive, find out more below…

The Renewable heat incentive is a scheme that allows homeowners to receive a fixed income while using a heat pump.The income is fixed for 7 years and you get up to 1 year to register for it after the installation.

The current tariff for RHI is 10.49p/kwh which is the highest it has been and the average RHI is between £800-£1400 per year. The tariff you get is guaranteed for the 7 years and is adjusted for CPI yearly but could change at any time so call us today to find out how much you could save/earn with an air source heat pump.