How Air Source Heat Pumps Work
Air source heat pumps explained
Heat pumps can save you more on your heating bills if you’re replacing an electric, oil, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) or coal system, rather than gas.
How air source heat pumps work
MANY AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENT THROUGH THE RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE (RHI)
An air source heat pump is usually placed outdoors at the side or back of a property. It takes heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. The pump then compresses the gas, which increases its temperature, and pumps it into your central heating system, where it transfers its heat to your radiators or underfloor heating (and hot water tank, if you have one). The pump needs electricity to run, but it uses less electrical energy than the heat it produces.
Look at the graphic for a visual representation of how air source heat pumps function.
Air source heat pump advantages
How much can an air source heat pump save you?
An air source heating system can reduce your energy bills considerably if you currently have an old or inefficient boiler.
It costs around £750 per year to run a pump for a 3-bedroom semi-detached house, and £975 per year for a 4-bedroom detached house. The Energy Saving Trust estimates these annual savings from an air source heat pump for a 4-bedroom detached house in England, Scotland and Wales:
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In order to qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (R.H.I) this product must be installed and commissioned by an MCS accredited installer.
The Warranty is upgraded from the standard 5 years to 7 if installed by an approved LG installation provider.
For details of suitable installers in your area, please contact us.