Air Source Heat Pumps

Lower your energy bills! Announcing a different method of heating your home or building

Did you know you could heat your home with energy absorbed from the air around you?

This is what an air source heat pump can do. The ASHP can extract heat from the outside air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C.
The pump itself does need electricity to run, but it uses less electrical energy than the heat it produces, making it an energy efficient option for generating electricity.

Air Source Heat Pumps – Advantages

  • They could lower your fuel bills.
  • They could provide you with an additional income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • They could lower your home’s carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing.

There are two types of air source heat pumps. Air to Water and Air to Air. Air to Water can be connected to all types of existing wet heating systems and can provide for hot water in the home.
Air to Air Heat Pumps work on the same principle as mentioned above but provide heat for the building only, circulated via fans.

Save up to £530.00 / Year and Earn an additional £500.00 from The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Ashley & McDonough could start helping you to save money today.
An average performing air source heat pump could reduce your household bill by £530.00 a year if replacing electric heating.
The government has also estimated that the RHI would pay an extra £500 a year

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) estimates that the cost of installing a typical ASHP system into a detached home ranges between £6,000 and £10,000.
The payback period depends on how efficiently your system works, the type of system you’re replacing, whether you can get money with the RHI and how you’ll be using the heat generated from the pump.

Air Source Heat Pumps – Some Facts

  • Like ground source heat pumps, air-to-water ASHPs work better with underfloor heating systems. If underfloor heating is not possible, large radiators should be used.This is because the heat generated by the heat pump is not as high as that produced by a conventional boiler, so a larger surface area is needed to achieve similar temperatures in your home.
  • Air-to-water heat pumps could be better suited to new-build properties than retrofit – this is because costs could be reduced if the heat pump is included as part of the building specification, rather than having to retrofit underfloor heating later on.
  • Heat pumps can save you more on your heating bills if you’re replacing an electric, LPG or coal system, rather than gas.
  • A well-insulated house is essential to best optimise the heat generated by your ASHP.
  • Once in place, the heat pump should require little maintenance.
  • Heat pumps qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Premium Payment (a one-off grant of £1,300) until 31 March 2014, and will be eligible for the full RHI in spring 2014.

If you are considering Air Source Heat Pumps or simply just want some advice contact the AM Group today.
We have years of experience, dealing with many of the leading manufacturers of renewable energy products and we have carefully selected our partners based on quality. With a large renewable engineering team, servicing thousands of properties, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you.

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