Air Source Heat Pumps

The Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) absorbs heat from outside and
transfers it to your radiators, heating systems, and hot water.

 
 

Air Source Heat Pumps

The Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) absorbs heat from outside and transfers it to your radiators, heating systems, and hot water.

 
 

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) extract heat from the air and use it for heating and hot water systems. This is one of the most popular renewable energy solutions on the UK market.

The temperature outside doesn’t impact the effectiveness of an Air Source Heat Pump. Even in freezing conditions, this is a viable property heating system. Although an ASHP needs a small amount of electricity to function, this solution requires much less power than a conventional heating system. It is officially classified as renewable energy technology, and property owners can benefit financially from the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

This solution is not suitable for every property, but we can help you through the whole process to understand suitability, installation process, and ongoing maintenance.

Not sure whether your home is suitable for an Air Source Heat Pump? Contact us for advice.

Benefits

Adds value to your property

Earn an income through domestic RHI scheme

Reduces your home's carbon emissions

No more oil, LPG or gas bills

Low-maintenance, 'fit-and-forget' technology

No planning permission required in England and Scotland

Typical Savings

3 Bedroom House

Monthly Savings: £16* + Government subsidy £65** = £81 Total
Yearly Savings: £200* + Government subsidy £785** = £985 Total
7 Year Savings: £1,400* + Government subsidy £6900** = £8,300 Total

5 Bedroom House

Monthly Savings: £25* + Government subsidy £85** = £110 Total
Yearly Savings: £300* + Government subsidy £1,028** = £1,328 Total
7 Year Savings: £2,100* + Government subsidy £7,200** = £9,300 Total

*Typical savings for a house switching from oil fired heating
**Typical amount received in RHI payments, for installing renewable heating

Reveal your cash savings now with our free online calculator

 
 

Air Source Heat Pump FAQs

1 - How does an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) work?

An Air Source Heat Pump works with the same principles as a refrigerator. Think of your home as the refrigerated box kept at a different temperature to the outside environment. With a fridge, you want the inside to be cooler than the outside. With an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) the principle is reversed. Heat is extracted from the air “outside the box” (the air that surrounds your home) and is released into your home via the central heating or hot water systems.

2 - What is the science behind an Air Source Heat Pump?

The ASHP system functions by circulating a fluid with a low boiling point to extract heat from the air and transfer the heat inside the building. When the fluid absorbs the heat from the air it evaporates into a gaseous state. The gas passes through a pump, which compresses it, further increasing its temperature. The gas then passes over the heat exchanger (a condenser), which causes it to condense back into a liquid state, releasing its heat to be circulated inside the building.

3 - How much money do I save with an Air Source Heat Pump?

We estimate that over 7 years you can save around £8700 with an Air Source Heat Pump in a 3 bedroom home. For a larger home with 5 bedrooms, this can rise to around £9300.

For a more accurate assessment, try our free online calculator or contact us.

4 - Can every building use an Air Source Heat Pump?

No, not every property is 100% compatible with Air Source Heat Pump technology. It’s important to have the right conditions for the system to function most efficiently. This type of pump is most effective when used in conjunction with an air-based heating systems or underfloor heating.

The reason for this is that the temperatures required from these systems are lower, so the heating requirements made on the heat pump are also lower. Building insulation levels must also be of a high standard to ensure that heat is not lost through poorly insulated walls or windows, and that the effects are not ruined by draughts.

For more information about whether your property is suitable for an ASHP, contact us.