Air Source Heat Pumps
An air source heat pump (ASHP) could be the perfect option for you if you are looking for a reliable and low-carbon way of heating your home.
Not only are air source heat pumps low-maintenance and efficient, but using the heat from the outside air to provide warmth is a way for you to use a completely renewable source of energy.
These pumps take the heat from the air outside and convert it into heat that you can use in and around the home.
Even at low outdoor temperatures, there is enough heat available for the pump to be able to efficiently extract it and warm the inside of a building.
Air source heat pumps work by using the principle of vapour compression in a similar way that a refrigerator does.
- Heat is extracted from the air, at temperatures as low as -15 C degrees, and transferred into a liquid.
- This liquid is then compressed, causing the temperature of the liquid to increase significantly.
- The heat created in this process is then moved around the property keeping the building, and its occupants, warm.
Although they require a source of electricity to operate, air source heat pumps generate a greater amount of heat than the electricity required to keep it running.
In fact, for every 1 kWh of electricity, an air source heat pump can produce 3kWh of heat. The majority of other sources of heating require more electricity than this to produce heat.
A single air source heat pump can give you many years of use and will also significantly reduce your carbon footprint as these pumps don’t produce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, or any other kind of gas.
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