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Future of Heating Homes: What you need to know about air source heat pumps

Future of Heating Homes: What you need to know about air source heat pumps

With the world’s relentless march towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, homes are not being left behind. Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) have become one of the hot topics in the realm of home heating. If you’re wondering what the buzz is about or considering getting one for your home, we can help.

What is an air source heat pump?

An air source heat pump (ASHP) is an energy-efficient heating system that transfers heat from the outside air to the inside of your home. Essentially, it operates like a refrigerator in reverse. During warmer months, it can even reverse the process, acting as an air conditioner to cool your home.

Where should I put the air source heat pump?

The best location for an ASHP is an area where it can have a clear flow of air. Ideally, it should be installed on a wall or ground facing away from prevailing winds. The outdoor unit of the ASHP should ideally be placed in a location where it can freely extract air. This means avoiding obstructions and tight spaces. The south or southwest side of a building is often ideal in cooler climates, as this location gets the most sunlight, thus warmer air. Ensure the unit is raised above snowfall levels and away from areas that can flood.

Professional installation is crucial to ensure the pump operates efficiently. Crown Energy will arrange for the safe installation of air source heat pumps on your housing development or other construction projects.

How does an air source heat pump heat my home?

ASHPs work by transferring heat from the outside air into your home. The system uses a refrigerant to absorb the heat from the air, even in cold temperatures. This heated refrigerant is then compressed, raising its temperature further. The heat is then transferred to your home’s heating system, such as underfloor heating or radiators.

How much does an air source heat pump cost?

The cost of an ASHP can vary depending on various factors including size, brand, and region. On average, a rough estimate would be anywhere between £5,000 and £17,000 for the system and installation fees. The good news? Crown Energy can source the right air source heat pump for your project and potentially help to reduce costs due to our long-established relationships with independent suppliers of ASHPs.

Can an air source heat pump save me money on my energy bills?

Absolutely! Although there’s an upfront investment involved, an ASHP can lead to substantial savings on your energy bills. It’s known to be 3 times more efficient than traditional heating systems. Therefore, over its lifespan, you may recoup your initial investment through reduced energy bills.

What are the benefits of getting an air source heat pump for my home?

Energy Efficiency: ASHPs consume less energy compared to conventional heating systems.

Environmentally Friendly: They produce fewer carbon emissions, which is a big step toward reducing your carbon footprint.

Dual Purpose: They can provide both heating in winters and cooling in summers.

Safety: No combustion means no risk of carbon monoxide or gas leaks.

Low Maintenance: They require minimal maintenance and have a longer lifespan than traditional systems due to fewer moving parts and no need for fuel storage.

Is the air source heat pump loud?

Some noise is generated from the fans and compressors in the ASHP, but modern units are designed to be quieter than older models. While they are not completely silent, they are typically no louder than a quiet conversation or a refrigerator running.

Can Crown Energy help to get an air source heat pump for my project?

In simple terms, yes we can. Crown Energy works with an established network of partners who provide innovative energy solutions in the UK. We will find the best product and price for your individual project requirements. We will also take care of planning and arranging installation and connection works. Ready to revolutionise your home, business or large construction project? Send us your enquiry below.

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