Air Source Heat Pumps – the UK’s leading Renewable Heating Solution

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.

Why should you consider Air Source Heating?

+ Reduced Heating Bills

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. With recent hikes in energy prices, switching to a heat pump has become even more beneficial.

+ The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Air source heat pumps are eligible for funding through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme – or BUS for short – pays customers switching to a renewable heating solution and lowering their carbon footprint.

Homeowners switching to an air source heat pumps will receive £5,000 toward the cost of their renewable heating installation through the BUS voucher scheme. The voucher is claimed by the installation company and comes off of the overall costs of the system.

Click here for further information on the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

+ Carbon Saving

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.

+ Simple Installation

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.

+ Living Comfort

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.

+ Reduced VAT

Renewable heating solutions are now charged at 0% VAT.

How does an Air Source Heat Pump work?

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.

Air source heating 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.

The Mitsubishi Ecodan – Ultra Quiet High-Efficiency Air Source Heat Pumps

A new 8.5kW UItra Quiet Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pump unit.

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.

More on Air Source

Our Case Studies has some great examples of GreenGenUK’s air source heat pump installations.

Click here to head over to our blog and see air source heating in action.