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Why Air Source Heat Pumps?
- Saving running costs
- Reduce CO2 emissions
- Benefit from government incentives
- Future proof your property
Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) FAQ
Heat is absorbed from the outside air by air source heat pumps (ASHPs), which heat your home and provide hot water. Even when temperatures outdoors are as low as -15°C, they can extract heat from the air. Throughout the year, we provide heating and hot water to your home.
Air source heat pumps require electricity to operate, but because they capture renewable heat from the air, the heat output far outweighs the cost of electricity. As a result, ASHPs are far more efficient than oil or gas boilers.
Air source heat pumps are compact, electrical appliances about the same size and shape as an air conditioning unit.
They are fitted to the outside of your house where they extract heat from the air and provide you with heating and hot water all year round.
The supply and installation of an air source heat pump will cost between £5,000 and £18,000 on average.
When compared to, say, a new gas boiler installation, the high cost of air source heat pump installation has often been deemed a problem for many homeowners. The actual gain, however, comes in the form of carbon-free emissions as well as a large savings in ongoing energy expenses.
Air source heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat your house, with operating costs that are significantly cheaper than what you'd pay for a traditional heating system. According to the Energy Saving Trust, heating a home using gas costs roughly 4.6p per kWh, whereas basic electric heaters cost between 9 and 16p per kWh.
When the outside temperature is above 7°C, a typical air source heat pump operates at a COP of 3.2. This means that the heat pump is 320 percent efficient, generating 3.2 kWh of heat for every kWh of electricity used by the fans and compressor. The higher the coefficient of performance (COP), the better.