The Growing Appeal of Air Source Heat Pumps
Although they have long been known about by savvy heating and ventilation engineers seeking energy-efficient solutions, air source heat pumps are breaking through into the mainstream. A series of articles appeared across the media this week, singing the praises of the pumps when it comes to switching homes to renewable energy, ramping up energy-efficiency, and providing the perfect fit with underfloor heating.
Air source heat pumps extract heat from outside air before boosting its temperature and circulating it throughout the home. They can either be air to air pumps, producing air of the desired temperature and circulating it with fans, or air to water pumps which help to power the central heating system. While underfloor heating is a great option for either form of pump, it really helps in the case of air to water, as it makes the most of the heat produced. An air source heat pump costs around £6,000 to £10,000, according to the Energy Saving Trust, with the chance of claiming most of that money back if it is replacing a coal-fired or electric heating system. Visit the energy saving trust website or contact our air source heat pumps Essex contractors for more details.