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What Are The Benefits Of Air Source Heat Pumps?
If you are looking to generate your own heat as a way to save money on your energy bills, you may want to consider air source heat pumps. These serve as an alternative way to heat your home.
How Does an Air Source Heat Pump Work?
Your air source heat pump will normally be placed at the side or back of your property, outside. It will then take heat from the air and boost it to a higher temperature. This is done using the heat pump. While the pump does need electricity to run, it uses less electrical energy than the heat it produces.
How Does an Air Source Heat Pump Function?
1. Firstly, the air source heat pump takes in air from outside to heat a liquid refrigerant.
2. Next, through the use of electricity, the pump will compress the liquid to increase its temperature. It then condenses back into a liquid to release the stored heat.
3. The heat is then sent to the radiators and underfloor heating to heat your home. The remainder will be stored in a hot water cylinder.
4. The stored hot water can then be used for the taps, baths and showers.
Can I Get A Government Grant?
Many homeowners with air source heat pumps are eligible for payments through government schemes. The payment will come through the Renewable Heat Incentive government scheme. This scheme is applicable to homeowners that generate their own heat, which you are doing with an air source heat pump.
The Benefits Of an Air Source Heat Pump
There are three main benefits of an air source heat pump and these are as follows;
• Energy Efficient: air source heat pumps can generate less CO2 than conventional heating systems in the home.
• Easy to Install: air source heat pumps are easier to install that ground source heat pumps, particularly for retrofit.
• RHI Approved: as mentioned earlier, there is a financial incentive that pays you for generating your own heat through renewable technology.
If you would like to know more about air source heat pumps and how they can reduce your energy bills; call us now.
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