As consumers look to find the best eco-friendly and cost-effective way to heat their homes, air source heat pumps seem to offer a great solution. They work by taking latent heat from the air outside and using it to keep your building warm and vary in size depending on how much space you need to heat. Find out more about air source heat pumps and how they could work for you!
The Different Types of Air Source Heat Pumps
There are two main types of air source heat pumps – Air-to-water and air-to-air. An air to water system works by taking in the heat from the outside air and sends it to your central heating system. This system is best for homes with large radiators because the heat produced is not as hot as a traditional gas or oil powered system and will need a large space to get the most heat into your home. This system also provides you with hot water through the same system.
An air to air heat pump takes heat from the outside air and sends it into your home through internal fans. The great thing about this solution is that you don’t need radiators and you can also use the same system to send cool air around your house in the warmer months. The only problem with an air to air solution is that it does not heat your water, meaning that you will need a separate hot water solution.
How Do Air Source Heat Pumps Work?
Air source heat pumps work by taking latent heat from the air outside into the pump where it is heated more through a compressor. The heat that is produced is then sent to your heating system increasing the temperature and keeping you warm.
Air source heat pumps are powered by electricity but interestingly they tend to use less energy than they produce, making them a cheap and eco-friendly way to keep your home warm all year round. You can use air source heat pumps even in the coldest weather too – giving you a year round heating solution that is completely dependable and highly effective.
Can Air Source Heat Pumps Only Heat Houses?
No! An air source heat pump can be used to heat a wide variety of places, including commercial buildings, outhouses and even pools. Put simply, if you have a heating system installed for any purpose, you can probably switch it for an air source heat pump system and start saving money right away!
The Pros and Cons of Air Source Heat Pumps
If you are considering an air source heat pump then the following pros and cons should help you make a decision:
- Perfect solution for eco-friendly heating
- Easy to install and retrofit
- You can reverse the pump for cool air in the summer
- You will probably save money on your heating bills
- You will need enough room in your garden to house the pump
- You will need to pay for the electricity needed to power the pump
- Some air source heat pumps can be noisy
Get Your Air Source Heat Pump Installed Today!
If you like the idea of an air source heat pump and want to move ahead with installation then the team at Rowlen are here to help. Connect with us to find out more and let us help you get your heating system up to date and working hard for you!