Air Source Heat Pump

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) absorb heat from the outside air. This heat is then used to provide renewable heating and hot water to your home. Heating can be achieved via radiators, underfloor heating or warm air convectors and can even be fitted into existing systems with minor upgrades sometimes required. An ASHP uses simple refrigeration technology to extract heat from the outside air which allows it to work efficiently even at outside temperatures as low as -20°C.

In general, Heat Pumps need some electricity to run however the heat generated far outweighs the energy required to run the heat pump. For example, if the Air Source Heat Pump is running at a temperature of 35°C, it’s around 400% efficient meaning that for every 1kWh of electricity the ASHP uses, it generates over 4kWh of heat. This is why they are much more environmentally friendly than conventional fossil-fuelled systems. With the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, you could get £7,500 off the cost of an installation too!

What are the benefits of an air-source heat pump?

There are many benefits available when utilising an Air Source Heat Pump system:

  •  The cost of running an ASHP is much less than other methods of heating, such as an oil boiler, LPG, gas or conventional electric heating
  •  The Boiler Upgrade Scheme means you could get £7,500 off the cost of an installation
  •  An ASHP has a low carbon footprint and will be a major part of the UK reaching net zero
  •  The energy generated by an Air Source Heat Pump can be used to heat your home and provide hot water
  •  No more fuel deliveries for those off-grid needing oil or LPG
  •  Fuel savings between 10% to 70% in some instance
  •  Coupling your Heat Pump with another renewable energy source, like Solar PV, can generate even bigger savings