Air source heat pumps work by absorbing heat from the air outside. The heat is used to power radiators and provide hot water.
These pumps can absorb heat even when it’s cold outside, in fact even if it gets as cold as -15 degrees Celsius, they will work. They run on electricity, but the heat they draw in from the air outside is being continually renewed by natural means. So there is a fair environmental balance.
The use of air source heat pumps offers numerous benefits. These include lower fuel bills, reduced carbon emissions, low maintenance, easy installation and the potential for income via the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive, although from 26 September this year all new heat pumps entering the market must meet directive requirements.
What you need to know: heat pumps, unlike boilers that run on gas or oil, deliver heat at lower temperatures over a longer duration. Radiators won’t feel as warm when you touch them, and you may find you need to keep the air pump running constantly during the winter.
Thermaflow Air-Tec Air Source Heat Pumps
We’ve recently started fitting Thermaflow Air-tec air source heat pumps. They are suitable for all types of domestic property, right up from smaller flats through to larger detached houses. The good thing about this brand is that it offers up to 50 per cent savings on the purchase cost. It’s also easy to install and maintain, plus it gives up to 60 per cent savings on running costs compared to households using alternative heating systems.
We’re particularly impressed with the EVI range. It uses the most advanced low temperature enhanced vapour injection compressor technology. Sounds a bit technical but basically it means there is a better response to heating requirements than normal air source heat pumps.
If you’re interested in learning more about how an air source heat pump could benefit you, please get in touch.