How do they work?
As noted above, heat pumps can be used to provide heating and hot water for a house. Heat pumps use environmentally generated energy to provide heating and hot water for a house. Air source heat pumps extract thermal energy (heat) from the outside air and convert this into heating and hot water. Air source heat pumps are designed to work in cold temperatures and are suitable for a range of homes, from a small apartment or flat* to a large, detached house. Air source heat pumps do require electricity to operate, but 75% of the energy required is generated from the outside air, with only 25% being required from electricity. This means that 75% of the energy you use will be from a renewable source, which will reduce your emissions and CO2 impact. *Air source heat pumps need to be located outside and require a solid base to sit on or structurally secure wall to be mounted to, to be installed. Advise your customers to speak to a qualified and reputable renewables installer will be able to advise them if a house is suitable for an air source heat pump.