Generate renewable energy for your home
Air source heat pumps extract heat from the air outside, turning it into energy for your home – even when it's cold outside. An air source heat pump can extract heat from air temperatures as low as -20°C, providing hot water and heating all year round.
A fan unit is installed outside your home, which draws in air that is then compressed to raise the temperature. The heat is then sent to your radiators, underfloor heater, or hot water cylinder.
While the pump will require electricity to operate, the heat from the air is a naturally renewable energy source that will provide more energy than it uses – as much as four kilowatts for every one kilowatt needed to operate the pump. This means you’re effectively getting four kilowatts for the price of one!
What are the benefits of air source heat pumps?
Air source heat pumps can lower your fuel bills by replacing conventional heating methods such as electric, gas or coal, reduces your carbon footprint, and can earn you money through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
The RHI sees you receive a quarterly figure from the government for seven years as a payment for reducing your carbon footprint – over the entire period, the amount you receive can far exceed the amount paid for the installation and maintenance.
Things to consider before installing air source heat pumps
The outdoor units aren’t particularly large, but they will need to be fitted to the ground or a wall – and they’ll need enough space to receive a good air flow.
You will also need to think about your home’s energy usage. Air source heat pumps require a lower temperature to provide heat than a typical boiler, so they typically work best in well-insulated homes that use underfloor or warm air heating – radiators may not work as well as they require higher water temperatures.
Why choose WYGS?
At WYGS, we have a team of highly qualified QFS engineers that can survey your property for suitability, give you advice on your best options for heating your home, and work out how much you could receive through RHI.
We have a combined 70 years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry, and can’t be beat on workmanship or price – we’ll beat any genuine like-for-like quote. We also offer 0% interest-free payments on air source heat pumps.
If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help – contact us today and we’ll be happy to offer our expert advice.
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