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.

James Martin
James Martin
2024-05-29
I can unconditionally recommend Inn-House Technology Ltd as a thoroughly excellent provider of all aspects of domestic air conditioning from initial contact, design development, through detailed site work to contract administration and on to maintenance. I speak as a hard-bitten Chartered Engineer and project manager who has probably seen it all; but Inn-House Technology has restored my faith that there is a British company which does it right to time, cost and quality. The initial site visit was by an experienced technician who has turned his hand to sales and was followed up by a further detailed visit with a staff specialist because the 4-unit multi-split installation is in a high-quality residence so that pipe concealment and silence in operation are crucial – and achieved. The two-man team left home at 0555 to arrive exactly on time for 3 consecutive days fully supplied with all the tools and plant required from their preferred but not exclusive partner supplier – Fujitsu. All indoor debris from numerous drillings was cleaned up as soon as it arose causing negligible dust- even embroidered curtains were kept in place. No shoes were worn indoors. The quality and fit of the pipework, cabling and trunking was exemplary and the indoor units were positioned exactly as specified. Outside, the wall penetrations and resealing of this Passivhaus were accurate and the heat pump connections neatly concealed by a black trunking beside a downpipe. The two installers, Jim and Sam, were professional, knowledgeable, personable, strong, agile and 100% committed to my job – not once stopping for lunch. The back-office handling of the sales, contract, procurement, invoicing and maintenance were each impeccable and the team are clearly loyal to their company which has strong systems to give quick response and confidence to the customer. The whole installation experience was an exemplar of how to run a company well and I have no hesitation at all in recommending Inn-House Technology.
Zoe Duffy
Zoe Duffy
2024-05-12
The whole process from quoting to installation was fantastic. Friendly and approachable team, very knowledgeable and installation itself was neat and well thought through. Very grateful!
Richard P
Richard P
2024-04-12
Excellent and Faultless Experience with our Air Con Install. We reached out to I-HT among other Installers in the area, within a couple of hours they had made contact and arranged to visit to provide a quote within the same day. The quote was sent quickly and competitively priced. Lee who visited was very friendly and helpful and provided a good insight into what could be done and how with regards to our property. On install day we had 2 of their team pop out to complete the install and I can't explain enough how polite, friendly and considerate they were. Not only this but they were also very tidy and cleaned up behind them at every step. The day after I also had a follow up call from the office to make sure we were happy. overall 10/10 and can't believe how simple and perfect the install went. Thank you so much and look forward to recommending them to everyone in the future!
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