Air Source Heat Pumps Explained?
Here at Young Gas & Oil, we have a wealth of experience in installing air-source heat pumps (ASHP). ASHP serves as an alternative method to heat your home and is considered the ideal solution to reduce your energy costs and carbon footprint compared to either gas or electric heating.
There are many advantages of air-source heat pumps, as they can work for either heating or cooling your home. It can use these versatile and affordable solutions for space heating or water heating.
How do Air Source Heat Pumps Work?
The mechanics of an air-source heat pump is relatively straightforward; the system transfers heat from outside to inside a property/building and vice versa. Under the principles of vapor compression refrigeration, an ASHP uses a refrigerant system involving a compressor and a condenser to absorb heat at one place and release it at another.
What are the advantages to Air Source Heat Pumps:
- Benefit from saving on your energy bills
- Better for the environment, as you reduce your carbon footprint
- ASHP can be used for either heating or cooling
- You could be eligible for money towards ASAP via the renewable homes incentive (RHI)
- ASHP can be used for both space heating and domestic hot water
- Fully operational even at low temperatures
- Lower ongoing maintenance
- Longer lifespan
- High Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP)
- It can be easily installed
- There is no need for any fuel to store
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Net Zero Targets & RHI
The UK government as part of their Net Zero objective aims to install 19 million heat pumps into new build properties by 2050. With this target, there are grants available from the UK government that make the installation of ASHP more achievable. The UK Government has created schemes aimed at fostering the use of low carbon heating technologies by homeowners, such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for heat pumps.