Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home.
An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C.
Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the air is constantly being renewed naturally. You will also qualify for the RHI. An ASHP will replace a traditional boiler in a domestic setting and can help reduce Carbon emissions, heating bills and potentially provide an income through the RHI.
- No fuel needed – Run’s off of the outside air
- Need little maintenance, ‘fit and forget’ technology
- Efficient running costs
- Can wholly replace a conventional boiler based system
- Lowers your fuel bills, especially if you are replacing conventional electric heating.
- Provide you with an income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
- Lowers your home’s carbon emissions.
- Can heat your home and provide hot water.
- Easier to install than a ground source heat pump, though efficiencies may be lower.