What is a heat pump?
A heat pump is installed outside of your home and is a component of a heating and cooling system. It can chill your house, much like a conventional air conditioner, but it can also generate heat. A heat pump carries heat from chilly exterior air to your home during the winter months, and during the summer months, it removes heat from inside air to cool your house. They are heated and cooled throughout the year using refrigerant, which is powered by electricity. Homeowners may not need to build separate heating systems because they handle both cooling and heating. For extra functionality in colder locations, an electric heat strip can be connected to the inside fan coil. Heat pumps are more environmentally friendly than furnaces because they don’t burn fossil fuel.
How does an air source heat pump work?
They take heat energy out of the air to heat your house and supply hot water. An Air Source Heat Pump system is extremely efficient in addition to having excellent eco credentials.
The normal output of an ASHP is three times as much heat for every unit of energy used to extract heat from the air, making it approximately 300% efficient!
Top Benefits of air source heat pumps include:
- Lower energy costs: Depending on your current heating system, air source heat pumps are extremely efficient heating systems that have the potential to reduce your energy costs.
- Green heating solution: An air source heat pump operates without emitting carbon, in contrast to gas boilers. Although it does require a modest amount of electricity to operate, this can be further decreased by adding solar PV panels so that it can run on clean electricity. You ought to think about moving to a green energy provider.
- Simple to maintain
Due to their low maintenance requirements and ability to be left alone to heat your home, heat pumps are frequently referred to as “fit and forget” technology. To make sure the appliance is working properly, it is advised to get it serviced once a year.