About Air Source Heat Pumps

About Air Source Heat Pumps

About Air Source Heat Pumps

With the race to Net Zero 2050 and humanities battle to calm the earths climate, renewable energy is understandably a hot topic at the moment. From hydrogen to Air Source Heat Pumps, the plumbing and heating industry is striving to do what it can to help combat the issues of climate change. You too can lead the charge in the merchanting industry with a little help from us at APP Plumbing and Heating.

What are Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps are a type of renewable heating technology that use the natural heat in the air or ground to warm your home. They are becoming increasingly popular in the UK to help reduce carbon emissions and save money on your customers energy bills. There are two main types of heat pumps: air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. Air source heat pumps extract heat from the air outside a house, while ground source heat pumps extract heat from the ground. An air source heat pump, sometimes referred to as an air-to-water heat pump, transfers heat from the outside air to water, which heats a room via radiators or underfloor heating. It can also heat water stored in a hot water cylinder for your hot taps, showers, and baths

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.

How does an ASHP work?

Heat from the air is absorbed into a fluid. This fluid then passes throuh a heat exchanger into the heat pump, which raises the temperature and then transfers that heat to water.

The Benefits of Using an Air Source Heat Pump

They are a renewable source of energy, which means they do not produce any emissions. This can help to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to the UK’s net zero carbon emissions target

They can save you money on your energy bills. Heat pumps are more efficient than traditional heating systems, so you can save money on your energy bills every year.

They are quiet and reliable. Heat pumps are very quiet in operation, and they are designed to last for many years

They are easy to maintain. Heat pumps require very little maintenance, and most installers will offer a maintenance contract as part of the installation price

They are perfect for smaller properties as must be installed outside They’re small and compact so won’t take up too much garden space and can work well in colder outside temperatures

Suitable for modern low energy or well-insulated properties. No fuel deliveries or fuel stored in your home

And they’re compatible with radiators and underfloor heating that is already installed in your home

If you are looking for a way to reduce your carbon emissions, save money on your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home, then a heat pump is a great option.

Want to be a part of the change?

If you’re interested in offering a range of Air Source Heat Pumps to your customers, require some design & training assistance or would like more details about the services we can provide please contact enquiries@appwholesaleltd.co.uk