We’ve recently started supplying and fitting Thermaflow air source heat pumps and our previous post on the subject outlined the benefits of these safe, money and space saving heating systems. In this post we are going to be answering some of the most frequently asked questions.
What is best, an air source or a ground source heat pump?
Ground source heat pumps are quite a complicated system to install as they need to be placed in wells or similar, and there is usually a need to alter land and property which means the installation costs can be high. Air source heat pumps are straightforward to install with no need for any digging or alterations
What size heat pump do I need?
There is no straightforward answer to this question as it will be based on the size and type of your property and your household heating requirements. When you engage Selectric Heating to install an air source heat pump we will conduct a survey to ascertain the right size pump for your individual needs.
How much will it cost me to run an air source heat pump heating system?
This very much depend on your electricity tariff. The Thermaflow air source heat pumps we install can achieve up to five times their kW output which means there is significant potential for energy bill savings. In fact, Thermaflow says that an average household using oil or gas could expect to make substantial savings on fuel bills of up to 60% using a Thermaflow heat pump.
Are air source heat pumps noisy?
Generally an air source heat pump will operate at around 52 decibels upwards, which is comparable to the noise level output of a chest freezer.
If you’d like to find out more about air source heat pumps or have any questions that we have not answered here, please get in touch.