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Air Source Heat Pumps have become an incredibly popular way to cut the cost of energy bills , especially as older heating means become more and more expensive to maintain. But what is an Air Source Heat Pump? How does it work?
- What is an Air Source Heat Pump?
- How does it work?
- What are the benefits?
What is an Air Source Heat Pump?
In a way, Air Source Heat Pumps are a lot like a reverse fridge, extracting the heat from the air outside in a manner similar to how a fridge extracts heat from its interior.
Heat Pumps do not generate or convert heat from fuel, as do Oil Boilers or Wood Stoves do. Even in Colder Climates and Weather, the Heat Pump is able to transfer the ever present ambient heat in the ai outside of your home into it. One of the leading markets in Heat Pumps is actually Scandinavia, who have been making use of the technology since the 70s.
Alongside the benefit of cost, Air Source Heat Pumps bring the benefit of being significantly more efficient at generating energy. Air Source Heat Pumps can generate three times the energy that it requires to run..
Heat Pumps first saw wide scale manufacturing on a commercial level in the 1970s – with a large market for them developing in Europe and Scandinavia. The popularity of Heat Pumps is relatively recent in the UK.
How Does It Work?
So now that we know what an Air Source Heat Pump is, the next question is, how does it work?
The Air Source Heat Pump transfers energy from outside the home and into it. Ambient warmth in the air means that even at temperatures of -20c, the Air Source Heat Pump can transfer heat into the home. Typically, the Air Source Heat Pump will be installed outdoors, often at the back or side of the property.
Effectively, the heat pump extracts this freely available energy all year round – as even the limited ambient heat is able to provide a ‘ground source’. The Heat Pump effectively extracts ‘free’ energy always available. This limited, ambient heat is always useful in providing warmth to your home.
So, there is no need to worry about receiving adequate heat during a harsh Scottish winter. Indeed, given the Pump’s popularity in the colder Scandinavian climate, one shouldn’t worry about the impact of Scottish weather on the Heat Pump’s ability to operate in a colder climate.
The Heat Pump works via absorbing the heat into its refrigerant fluid. Within the pump, this refrigerant fluid is circulated and compressed into a gas.The compression processes increases the temperature, and the gas is cycled through your heating system, providing you with warmth and hot water.
So how does it work? Roughly,
With its refrigerant liquid, the Heat Pump can absorb the ambient heat.
This refrigerant liquid then becomes a gas via a process of compression, and is in turn passed and cycled through the homes heating systems to provide you with warmth.
As the transferring of the heat occurs, the gas is condensed into liquid again, allowing the process to continue.
What are the benefits
Air Source Heat Pumps come with a myriad of advantages.
First off, Maintenance, often a real issue for a lot of other systems, is of no real problem for a Heat Pump.
With its relative simplicity and intuitive design, the myriad of issues and need for extensive repairs faced by systems like Boilers can be avoided by an Air Source Heat Pump.Many of the components that make up the Pump can carry extensive warranties and are designed to last long. With an average lifespan of nearly 20 years an Air Source Heat Pump will easily outlive a Boiler.
An Air Source Heat Pump also cuts out the need for deliveries of fuel – as are required by equipment such as oil boilers.
With a solid 30 years of experience and significant customer support, the Greener Energy Group has provided effective energy saving to customers throughout Scotland. Greener Energy has its head office based in Paisley with a further two satellite offices in Inverness and Aberdeen, and has prided itself on providing professional service to its loyal customer base for many years.
If you are looking to cut down on growing energy bills or just find a cleaner and more effective way to heat your home, call us at 03335 77 25 55.
Why Choose Greener Energy?
So why should you choose Greener Energy as your air heat pump installer?
Greener Energy has years or providing expert services to our customers, and a strong focus on high customer service standards. The focus of Greener Energy is not just providing you with the best and most suitable product, but ensuring you actually save on money as well. We can provide a free assessment of your home to establish if an Air Source Heat Pump is right for you.
Our award winning team has over 30 years of experience and will work to ensure a swift and easy installation process.
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