Air Source Heat Pumps

Heat your home efficiently so you can stay warm for less.

Low carbon heating

Air source heat pumps are a low-carbon heating source. They use a refrigeration cycle to move heat from the outside air into your home.

Like boilers, air source heat pumps are a heat source. They deliver lower temperatures than a boiler and need to be carefully designed into well-insulated, airtight homes to work efficiently.

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Benefits of air source heat pumps

There are many benefits to installing an air source heat pump, including:

  • They don’t produce carbon when operating
  • Using little electricity, they can be combined with solar PV panels for clean electricity
  • Comparatively low running costs
  • Outdoor units takes less space then alternatives

Disadvantages of air source heat pumps

The disadvantages to installing an air source heat pump include:

  • High upfront costs
  • Outdoor space required 
  •  Additional upgrades may be necessary
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Is your home suitable for an air source heat pump?

Air source heat pumps are suitable for your home if:

  • You’re replacing expensive electric storage heaters, oil, liquefied petroleum gas or coal
  • You have outside space to install
  • You have good insulation to retain the heat generated
  • You have solar panels or another renewable source, as this reduce the electricity costs from running the air source heat pump, although this isn’t essential