With its freezing cold winters and sweltering days of summer, the climate in the UK can be a tricky thing. If you want to stay at a comfortable temperature all year round (which is crucial in business and retail environments), there are few options which are satisfactory. Most require one system for heating and another for cooling, and the ones that don’t tend to consume an inordinate amount of electricity, which makes them expensive to run. The exception is air source heat pumps.

What are air source heat pumps?

Air source heat pumps are an all-round air conditioning system. They are a renewable energy source (though do require an amount of electricity to function) which uses energy and heat from the air outside to regulate heat inside. You’ll have already seen this technique in action, as it’s the same way refrigerators keep cool.

How do they work?

The pump takes in air from the outside. This air may have a high temperature or a low one (down to an incredible -15°C). It is then taken into a fluid and compressed to increase the temperature. The higher temperature heat is then dispersed either through an air-to-air system (heating fans) or an air-to-water system (radiators).

Why does it matter?

Energy bills are rising year on year, the environment is being damaged by pollutants from inefficient heating systems, and most people are sat around uncomfortably hot during the summer and shivering in the winter. Air source heat pumps can solve all three of these problems.

They are economical to run

By using the natural heat and energy already in the air, air source heat pumps require less energy to run and are much more efficient than conventional methods. This means that, since the pumps need less electricity, your energy bills will start to drop rapidly even if the energy companies increase their prices.

They are environmentally-friendly

Since the heat that air source heat pumps extract from the air is being constantly renewed, there is no need for the burning of oils or fossil fuels to keep adding heat. As such, it means reduced emissions and a smaller environmental impact. Depending on the model, you get you may also be eligible for the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

They regulate heat efficiently

This system can be used for both heating and for cooling. There’s no need to be constantly switching between opening windows and turning on radiators when you have an air source heat pump. You can relax and let it keep the temperature right, while you get on with doing what you need to do.

So, have a look at our range and see if there is one that suits you.

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 !