Air source heat pumps are the most popular renewable heating alternative. Providing all a property’s heating and hot water demand, an air source heat pump will completely eradicate oil or gas used for heating.
Replacing a fossil fuel heating system with a renewable air source heat pump can reduce heating bills by as much as 50%.
As an air source unit can achieve in excess of 400% efficiency, a saving will be made against virtually all other heating fuels.
Those on oil, LPG or direct electric will see the biggest savings.
Air source heat pumps are eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive. The Renewable Heat Incentive – or RHI – effectively pays customers switching to a renewable heating solution and lowering their carbon footprint.
Average air source heat pumps will earn between £1200 and £1600-a-year in RHI payment. The tariff runs for 7-years. Ultimately, these payments often recover the costs of installation.
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An air source heat pump can output in excess of 4 times the energy it takes to run. Not only does this provide a saving on bills, but will also reduce a home’s carbon emissions by several tonnes per year.
Air source heat pumps are designed to work alongside a home’s existing central heating system. The heat pump unit itself sits externally and requires just a hot water cylinder internally. As such, disruption to the home is minimal.
This simplicity makes air source the ideal heating alternative in existing properties.
Heat pumps operate most efficiently when providing heat little and often.
As such, the idea with both air source and ground source heating is to maintain a constant temperature in your building. The result is a much friendlier property to live in.
Renewable heating solutions are charged at 5% VAT.
Air source heat pumps use heat stored in the air to generate space heating and hot water. The process of upgrading heat energy stored in the air means air-to-water heat pumps can be more than 400% efficient.
They work as follows:
Firstly, the fan draws air through the unit.
The unit keeps an internal refrigerant gas cooler than the external air temperature. When the air passes over the gas its temperature rises.
The refrigerant gas is then compressed.
The refrigeration process causes an upgrade in the heat to what is required to provide space heating and hot water.
The heat then passes through a heat exchanger and is distrubted around the property.
GreenGenUK specialises in the installation of Mitsubishi Ecodan’s marketing-leading heat pumps.
Click the link above to see the specific benefits of Mitsubishi’s heat pump offering and why the Ecodan is the right heat pump for you and your home.
Alternatively, see full tech specs on Mitsubishi’s website.
Our Case Studies has some great examples of GreenGenUK’s air source heat pump installations.
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