In recent years, landlords have recognised the increasing importance of energy-efficient heating systems. They are actively seeking solutions to reduce energy consumption costs, while ensuring comfortable living conditions for their tenants. There has been a growing interest, and a lot of media coverage, on the use of heat pump systems, which can provide both heating and cooling.

Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one area to another. In the colder months, they work by extracting available heat from the outside air (even in very cold temperatures) and transferring it inside a building. In the warmer months, this process is reversed to cool the indoor areas.

Below are six reasons many landlords are now turning to air conditioning (heat pump) systems for their primary source of heating:

EPC Ratings: Heat pump systems can assist with improving the energy rating of a property on the energy performance certificate (EPC). Thus, making a property more attractive to a prospective tenant who is environmentally conscious.

Energy Efficiency: By utilising air conditioning units for heating, landlords can take advantage of the energy-efficient features that these systems offer. Modern air conditioning units are designed to provide efficient heating while consuming less energy. This results in reduced utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint.

Cost Savings: Installing and maintaining traditional heating systems can be expensive for landlords. Air conditioning units, on the other hand, are generally more affordable and require less maintenance.

Environmental Considerations: Air source heat pump systems are more environmentally friendly compared to traditional systems, as they transfer heat instead of generating it through combustion. This can be improved further if the electricity used to power the system is coming from renewable sources, such as solar or wind generation.

Year-Round Comfort: These systems provide both heating and cooling, offering year-round comfort to your tenants. The versatility of these systems eliminates the need for separate cooling and heating systems, saving both space and installation costs.

Easy To Install: A/C type air source heat pumps are generally very easy to install in most types of property. We have vast experience installing systems in a variety of domestic properties, from large houses to multi-storey flats. You can call or email now and we will advise you on the steps required to install an air source heat pump system in your property.

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