Heat Pumps

What is an air source heat pump?

Air source heat pumps extract thermal energy (heat) from the outside air and convert this into heating and hot water for your home. Air source heat pumps are capable of working in cold temperatures and are suitable for a range of homes, from a small apartment* to a large detached home. Air source heat pumps do require electricity to operate, but 75% of the energy required is generated from the outside air, with only 25% being required from electricity. This means that 75% of the energy you use will be from a renewable source, which will reduce your emissions and CO2 impact.
Air source heat pumps will be installed outside your property and are very quiet during operation.

*air source heat pumps need to be located outside and require a solid base to sit on or structurally secure wall to be mounted to, in order to be installed.

The advantages of using ambient air:

  • Provides heating and cooling for your home
  • Perfect for properties that have limited outside space
  • Small and compact
  • Suitable for a range of properties
  • Works in cold outside temperatures, and in warm to create cooling
  • Compatible with radiators and underfloor heating
  • Suitable for well-insulated properties
  • Quiet during operation
  • Minimal ongoing maintenance
  • No fuel deliveries or fuel stored onsite
  • 20 year lifespan (with proper servicing) compared with 12 year lifespan of a gas boiler.

Ultimate scenario for an Air Source Heat Pump system

  • New build underfloor heating in slab, heat pump and PV solar installed to offset electricity used in cold months. Capable of producing ducted cooling for free air conditioning on hot sunny days.
  • Replacing existing gas boiler/wood fired hydronic heat sources that already utilise underfloor in slab systems.
  • Replacing existing gas boiler/wood fired hydronic heat sources that already utilise radiators panels.
  • Retro fitting air source heat pumps to older houses to new radiators or underfloor systems.