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The Benefits Of Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps

As we move towards greener, more sustainable infrastructure, many people are wondering how effective these new systems actually are. An air source heat pump transfers the heat it absorbs from the outside into the interior of your home. It works in much the same way your fridge does; displacing heat differentials to put your home at a temperature that suits you.

But is an air source heat pump right for you? We’ve put together a list of the major pros and cons to help you decide for yourself:

Why Choose Air Source Heat Pumps?

  • Easy And Quick To Install – Going green sounds all well and good, but nobody wants to be locked out of their home for weeks, while its being installed. An air source heat pump can be installed quickly and effectively in as little as a few days, minimising any inconvenience.  
  • Low Maintenance Costs – Air Source Heat pumps are built with future proofing in mind. They require shockingly little maintenance, with recommended service periods as low as once a year.
  • Eco Friendly – An air source heat pump is a heating system that draws heat from its surrounding environment, totally eschewing fossil and gas fuels. This makes it an ethically and environmentally beneficial choice. Moreover, with the UK government’s plan to plan to drive down the cost of clean heat, it should be noted that gas boilers as a whole will be phased out in 2025. This will not criminalise gas boiler already in your home but will prevent you from buying and installing a new one after 2025. On top of this, the Green Deal is offering financial incentives for converting your home to a green heating system. Now the best time to convert your home’s heating system to something more eco-friendly.
  • Longevity – With proper maintenance, air source heap pumps can have an average lifespan of up to 20 years.  
  • Cut Down Your Energy Bills – Converting to a green heating system is no longer just an ecological concern. The price cap for conventional heating in the UK has risen by £693 in April alone and is unlikely to go anywhere but up. Depending on your current energy bills, an air source heat pump system could save you up to and over a £1000 a year.
  • It Can Now Be Subsidised – The cost of an air source heat system, usually a major issue, is now eligible under the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. The government will pay towards you converting your home to renewable energy systems.
  • Heat Output – Air source heat pumps have a lower level of heat emission than conventional gas boilers. This is not a problem as, even left on for extended periods, they are still far less expensive than gas boiler heating, however…
  • They Work Best In Well Insulated Homes – Air source heat pumps are at their most efficent when operating in a properly insulated home that locks the heat it produces inside. Deciding on whether to convert to an air source heat pump? Check your home’s insulation. How quickly does it get cold once the heating is off?
  • It Is Most Efficient In Temperate Climates – Air source heat pumps can continue to function at temperatures as low as -25 degrees. However, they work at their best around zero. This makes them perfect for use in temperate climates, such as that of the UK.
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Should You Invest In Air Source Heat Pumps?

If your current boiler is coming to the end of its lifespan and you have good insulation then this is a no brainer. A new boiler is going to cost you a pretty penny regardless of what you do. The sheer amount of savings you can make in the long term make this option well worth the investment. The only factor that should truly give you pause is how well your home locks the heat in. If your home is badly insulated, then consider upgrading that as well. Properly insulating your home, locking the heat in, will cut your heating bill in its own right and is highly recommended alongside air source heat pumps.

Contact GASLEC For More Information On Air Source Heat Pump Technologies

Still not sure if air source heat pumps are right for you? Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation to find out whether they are right for your home. The price of energy has gotten scary these days and we at GASLEC want to help you get them as low as possible.
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