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Making the Switch: Transitioning from Traditional Heating to ASHPs

In recent years, we’ve seen an increased focus on sustainability and energy efficiency in our homes. One significant shift has been the move away from traditional heating systems, such as gas boilers, towards more eco-friendly options, like Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs). However, making such a transition can seem daunting. In this blog post, we’ll explore the process of switching from traditional heating systems to ASHPs and why it’s a smart move for both your pocket and the planet.

What are ASHPs?

ASHPs extract heat from the air outside your home to heat your home and hot water. They can still extract heat when air temperatures are as low as -15°C. In essence, they work a bit like a refrigerator but in reverse.

Benefits of Switching to ASHPs

There are several compelling reasons to make the switch to ASHPs:

Energy Efficiency: ASHPs are incredibly efficient. They convert one unit of electricity to around three units of heat, making them more efficient than traditional heating systems.

Lower Emissions: Since they use electricity (which can be sourced from renewable sources) rather than burning fossil fuels, they produce fewer carbon emissions.

Lower Energy Bills: Due to their efficiency, you could see significant savings on your energy bills, particularly if you’re replacing conventional electric heating.

Government Grants: Homeowners installing an ASHP may be eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, further reducing the cost of installation.

The Transition Process

Initial Assessment: Before installation, an energy assessment of your home is recommended to ensure that an ASHP is the right choice for your specific situation. Factors such as insulation, home size, and existing heating system are taken into account.

Choosing the Right ASHP: ASHPs come in different models and sizes. A heat loss calculation can help determine the right size of ASHP for your home.

Installation: The installation process involves placing the heat pump unit outside your house and connecting it to your heating and hot water systems.

Decommissioning the Old System: Once your new ASHP is up and running, your old heating system can be decommissioned.

Conclusion

Making the switch to an Air Source Heat Pump can feel like a big step, but the potential benefits in cost savings and reduced carbon emissions make it a change worth considering. As always, it’s essential to consult with a trusted, MCS certified professional when considering such a switch. At Herts Air Source, we’re here to guide you through the process, providing expert advice and high-quality installation services. Contact us today to learn more about how an ASHP can benefit your home.

Looking for Expert Help with
Air Source Heat Pump
Installation & Servicing?

Looking for Expert Help with
Air Source Heat Pump
Installation & Servicing?

Contact Herts Air Source – our specialists are ready to assist with your heating needs.

Contact Herts Air Source – our specialists are ready to assist with your heating needs.