Heat pumps have a key role in revolutionising the world of renewable air conditioning. As the demand for sustainable living increases, heat pumps have been considered a modern-day game changer. We explore the role of heat pumps in our properties, and the benefits they can provide.

What is an air source heat pump?

An air source heat pump is a system that works to take heat from the outside air and transferring it into water. This can then be used to provide heat to your rooms through your radiators or underfloor heating, or to be stored in a hot water cylinder and delivering hot water to the taps around your home.

How does the process work?

Heat from the air is absorbed into a fluid, which is then moved through a heat exchanger and into a heat pump, where the temperature is raised. This heated fluid is then turned into water which can be used throughout your home.

How much are air source heat pumps?

As with many aspects of home heating, the cost of air source heat pumps can vary depending on many factors, including the size of your home, the structure of your home and the way in which you want the heat to be distributed across your home. However, it could be possible for you to gain a return of investment in the way of decreased energy bills. Of course, this will depend on the system you are looking to replace and how much that costs currently, but there is clear potential for annual savings.

Can every home have an air source heat pump installed?

Domestic air source heat pumps can be suitable for many homes. In fact, tens of thousands are currently installed across the country. However, there are of course things you should consider, such as where it could be stored. Noise can be generated by the fans within the system, and so you will need to be happy that it is installed in a suitable location for both you and neighbouring properties. You will also need to have a hot water cylinder, allowing the warm water that is generated to be stored.

At JP Air Conditioning, we can answer any of the questions you have on air source heat pumps, and can provide your property with installation, keeping you warm in the upcoming winter months. Get in touch to find out more by calling 0208 333 1191 or emailing info@jpaircon.com.