As you are probably aware, air source heat pumps use much more advanced technology than other heating and air conditioning systems. Unlike old-fashioned heating systems, they don’t generate heat by converting electrical energy into thermal energy. Nor do they simply blow air around with fans to cool you off like traditional air conditioners. Instead, they use refrigerants to capture thermal energy and transport it where it is needed.

If it’s too cold in your office, for example, the refrigerants will absorb thermal energy from outside and bring it inside. If it’s too hot in your office, they’ll absorb the thermal energy inside and move it outside. If you’ve never used an air source heat pump for heating and cooling before, you may find their technological sophistication a little intimidating. However, there’s no reason to be concerned. In today’s blog, we’ll address some common concerns and misconceptions that might make you hesitant to invest in a heat-pump based heating and air conditioning system.

  1. Ease of use

You might be concerned that, if you installed and an air source heat pump, operating it would be complicated, simply because it’s such an advanced machine. This isn’t the case. Air source heat pumps are very easy to operate. In most cases, all you have to do is choose your desired temperature and the system will do the rest. Some pump based systems do come with additional features that may seem less easy to master. However, the hardest part is understanding what your system can and can’t do. Once you understand that, the way each feature operates should become self-explanatory. Furthermore, many systems come with remote controls that make interfacing with them easier.

  1. Durability

Anyone who’s ever owned a high-end laptop or tablet knows that advanced technology can be fragile. You may therefore be concerned than an air source heat pump might break down more regularly than a more traditional heating or cooling system. However, the opposite is true in most cases. Because heat pumps use fluid refrigerants to heat and cool buildings, they have fewer moving mechanical parts than their more conventional counterparts. In short, there are fewer parts of them that can break. Ergo, they are much more durable than most other heaters and air conditioning devices.

  1. Maintenance

You may think that it’s easy to maintain and repair older heating systems because they are simpler. What’s more, a larger number of repair professionals are familiar with them. All this is true. However, air source heat pumps often need less maintenance than older heating and air conditioning systems, due to their heightened durability (which we discussed in Point 2). Reputable suppliers also offer regular maintenance and servicing programs.

Here at I-HT, we believe that air source heat pumps are the future of climate control and we are proud to provide an extensive range of heat pump-based systems. We also maintain and service these systems to keep them in working order. We understand that cutting edge climate control technology can seem a little overwhelming if you’re used to more old-fashioned systems. However, we also believe that it’s worth the investment. If you’d like to know more (or have another concern you’d like us to address), get in touch today.

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 !