Why install an Air Source Heat Pump?

Reduce your carbon footprint and save energy.

 

Why ASHP?

Reduce your carbon footprint and save energy.

Heating accounts for over half of home energy use – something to consider when searching for an efficient way to reduce heating costs! One of the most economical ways to reduce costs is opting for a heat pump.

A heat pump transfers or pumps heat from one place to another. The air-to-water heat pump generates heat from the outside air, even if the temperature is below 0 degrees. Indeed an air source heat pump can still be effective down to temperatures of -28°C.

Why a Heat Pump is greener and cheaper?

Heat pumps are much more energy-efficient compared to conventional heating methods. A heat pump can generate three to five kilowatts of heat for each unit of energy it consumes.

Since the heat pump burns no fossil fuel when producing heat, it generates far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional heating.

According to Energy Saving Trust, if you are replacing an old, G rated gas boiler with an air source heat pump system, you could save up to £590 per year based on an average 3 bed house in the UK. (A guide to air source heat pumps – Energy Saving Trust).

Additionally, heat pumps eliminate a potential source of carbon monoxide within your home.

Spread the cost into manageable monthly payments

Relax. Don’t worry about funding the upfront cost to get a better heating solution for your home. With financing options available, it’s never been easier to switch over to an air-source heat pump.

Discover an illustrative finance example on an average heat pump install for a 3-bed semi-detached house, costing £5,500 (£13,000 before the government BUS grant). Credit is subject to status and affordability.

Heat pump finance example

Why is it significant for heat pumps to be designed for the UK climate?

The efficiency of a heat pump is often connected to climate factors such as temperature and humidity. Equipment manufactured and tested in conditions much different from those in the UK will not perform as well. The design and performance of a heat pump must be optimised by UK climate conditions. All of our solutions are fully tested for the UK climate.

If you’re switching from an oil boiler to a high performance air source heat pump, significant savings could be made.

Will I need to replace my radiators?

Not in all instances, no. However, in some cases, we will recommend installing larger radiators and / or radiators with double or triple panels if you currently have single panel radiators. These upgrades improve the efficiency of your heat pump further, reducing running costs.

Before deciding on the type of heat pump, there are several key questions to be considered…

Why is it significant for heat pumps to be designed for the UK climate?

The efficiency of a heat pump is often connected to climate factors such as temperature and humidity. Equipment manufactured and tested in conditions much different from those in the UK will not perform as well. The design and performance of a heat pump must be optimised by UK climate conditions. All of our solutions are fully tested for the UK climate.

If you’re switching from an oil boiler to a high performance air source heat pump, significant savings could be made.

Will I need to replace my radiators?

Not in all instances, no. However, in some cases, we will recommend installing larger radiators and / or radiators with double or triple panels if you currently have single panel radiators. These upgrades improve the efficiency of your heat pump further, reducing running costs.

Before deciding on the type of heat pump, there are several key questions to be considered…

Key questions to be considered

Is your home appropriately insulated?
For the heating system to be effective, it is essential that you ensure your home is well insulated. The heat pump will provide you with the best efficiency when producing heat at a lower temperature than traditional boilers.

What is the fuel that you are planning to replace?
According to the Energy Saving Trust, the savings are now greater for gas system replacement  than oil. Air Source Heat Pumps work best when replacing gas, oil or LPG as they run off a wet heating system. More savings can be made if replacing electric or coal but the pipework and radiators may need replacing.

What is your desired heating system?
Air Source Heat Pumps perform best with correctly sized radiators and underfloor heating, but our consultants will advise you on this during your call. They are not right for every property and we pride ourselves with providing honest and correct information.

CB Heating covers the whole of the UK. When you are ready for an informal chat about air source heat pumps, please complete the contact form below and we’ll get in touch at your convenience.

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