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Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source heat pumps (ASHPs) take the energy from outside, and transform it into heat which can be used to heat your home. This can reduce heating costs by an average of 50%, when compared to traditional heating systems.  They can work efficiently even when the air temperature outside is as low as -15oC.

A typical system will produce 3-4 units of heat in comparison to the 1 unit used for electricity, so it's an extremely effective way of heating a home, property or commercial building.  They work extremely well with a solar PV system getting the electricity required form the solar panels.

How it Works

 

ASHPs work on the same principle as a fridge but in reverse.  The main parts are an evaporator, compressor and condenser.  The unit sits outside the house and absorbs heat from the air.   Then the heat pump compressor increases the temperature even further to create a heat sufficient enough to feed it into your existing heating system to heat the house.

The heat produced will be less than a convential boiler so larger radiators may be required.  Underfloor heating also works very well with ASHPs.

Using an ASHP to heat a swimming pool is also very economical.

 

Things that need to be considered when installing an air source heat pump are;

 

Simply contact TLGEC to arrange a free, no-obligation site survey, and we will be able to tell you whether Air Source is going to be a viable option for your property, and if not, discuss alternative renewable energy options.