Air source heat pumps use the suns heat within the air. A refrigerant system extracts heat as air is passed through the heat pump. We recommend installing a high quality air source heat pump which will be efficient enough to produce all your heating and hot water needs even when the air temperature outside is -20°C.
Older homes which have been refurbished with modern levels of insulation or new build houses are ideal candidates for heat pumps. For a typical outside installation, you will need a space with plenty of clearance for air flow, as a rough guidance 1 metre of space surrounding the heat pump will be sufficient. The unit does not need to be positioned immediately adjacent to the building or in full sunlight.
Air source heat pumps are very efficient, with every unit of electricity used it can produce between 3 and 4 units of heat.
As they do not require collection loops or inside installation, air source pumps are an ideal solution where space is an issue. For the same reasons they are typically an affordable solution more popular than that of installation of a ground source heat pump.
If you are looking to replace an LPG or oil heating system within an older property then there are substantial financial benefits from fuel savings, and RHI payments to be made, as well as the effect of reducing your carbon emissions and saving the planet.
We have vast experience of designing and installing effective heat pump systems in various properties and can advise you on your options an which system is best suited for your needs.