Air source heat pumps

What are Air Source Heating Pumps?

 

A solution to both heating and air conditioning, Air Source Heat Pumps, or ASHP’s, extract heat from the air outside and pump it into the building. They use a compressor to further heat up the intake of air, the temperature of which is transferred to your heating system. As an alternative to heating your space, they reduce but don’t eliminate, electricity costs incurred by heating. 

How does an ASHP combine air conditioning and heating; what are the benefits?

Air source heat pumps can be used for air or water heating, and when used to heat air they can double up as air conditioning units. Not only is fresh air cycled through your building, but some units can also cool the space when functioning in the reverse way, and can work to heat in lower temperatures meaning they are highly seasonal units. 

Improving air quality, at a controlled temperature is one of the clear benefits of ASHP’s. With low maintenance and running cost, as well as easy installation compared to ground source heat pumps, they are a good way to reduce the carbon emissions and running costs of your space. 

 

Do Air source heat pumps save money?

In short, yes. Heat pumps move the heat rather than burn fuels to create it, and as a result, delivers up to 4 times the heat for the energy consumed, for example, 1kW of electricity will transfer 4kW of heat into a room, so it has a 1:4 ratio over the traditional 1:1 used by traditional heating solutions.

Unlike ground heat pumps, air-source heat pumps have a low installation cost as there is no digging required. The versatility of ASHP’s which heat and cool reduce the number of different units you need to install and mean that temperature can be regulated in a more effective way. If a building has underfloor heating or good insulation then ASHP’s work at their best. As their source of heat is the outside air, their only running costs are the electricity used to power them, which does not exceed other, more common solutions to heating such as boilers. 

Find out more about the installation process here.

If you want to learn more about ASHP’s in your space or want to explore other energy-efficient options for heating your home, contact I-HT to chat with one of our team members. 

Robin Searles
Robin Searles
2023-12-08
Very happy with the service supplied by I-HT, from the initial survey with Lee and the install completed by Sam would and will highly recommend
Karl Chapman
Karl Chapman
2023-10-30
Top notch service, the guys turned up on time did a splendid job cleaned up and showed me how the system worked, super impressed .
Keith Young
Keith Young
2023-10-22
Fast, clean installation. Fully explained simple operation before departing.
terry colvill
terry colvill
2023-10-19
excellent swift service and the installation team installed the new unit quickly and professionally. Very happy with the service.
UK PRADO
UK PRADO
2023-09-27
I would just like to say that the service was great throughout - fast and efficient. The installation was the same. Your fitters were polite, thorough and knowledgeable and they did a very neat job and left no mess.
Claire Reeves
Claire Reeves
2023-09-27
A really easy, professional installation - from the initial request, through to installation and a call afterwards to check everything was working as it should. Highly recommended.
Gold7272
Gold7272
2023-09-12
Great service, lovely staff and quick to resolve any issues
blake thompson
blake thompson
2023-09-09
Top Quality Company, Had a new Air Conditioner fitted in our Care Home to keep Medication room cool during Warm days during summer. Unit works very well.. Fitting was done all in one day and it didn't take long to fit unit. Unit was fitted very professional. no untidy wires or piping. Outside Unit fitted to wall away from Public walking by. Tidy straight pipe work outside which uses builds drains to run drain pipe. Unit fits well on side on building.
motchman james
motchman james
2023-08-31
A great job from beginning to end. I would highly recommend, removed old broken unit and installed new uprated equipment. Looking forward to a long warm winter. Thanks guy's
Mingwei Chi
Mingwei Chi
2023-07-28
I would recommend IHT to anyone who would like to have aircon unit installed, especially the engineer did the installation who is very professional and polite. Highly recommended !