Air Source Heat Pump and Our Lives

Heat Your Home with Energy Absorbed From the Air Around You

Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, under floor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home. That is called air to water heat pump.

An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally.

How Air Source Heat Pump works?

Heat from the air is absorbed at low temperature into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor where its temperature is increased, and transfers its higher temperature heat to the heating and hot water circuits of the house. There are two main types of air source heat pump system:
An air-to-water system distributes heat via your wet central heating system. Heat pumps work much more efficiently at a lower temperature than a standard boiler system would. So they are more suitable for under floor heating systems or larger radiators, which give out heat at lower temperatures (low temperature heat pumps) over longer periods of time.
An air-to-air system produces warm air which is circulated by fans to heat your home. They are unlikely to provide you with hot water as well.

Does Air Source Heat Pump Save Money?

Air source heat pumps are cheaper than ground source heat pumps. How much money you’ll save on your heating bills depends on whether the system is the right size, installed correctly and used correctly by householders? The EST says that a ‘typical’ air source heat pump could save you up to £330 (replacing electric heating) a year. But be aware that only some of the heat pumps the EST monitored in recent trials achieved reductions in heating bills. It found wide-ranging variations in performance, with the biggest heating bill reductions for households off the gas grid. However, the trials found that, without the RHI, an ASHP could actually cost you more if you are currently using gas or heating oil to heat your home.

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