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Heat pumps capture heat from natural sources (the air and the earth) and convert it for use inside your home. Compared with gas and oil boilers, heat pumps distribute a reduced amount of heat over a longer period of time, delivering a consistent ambient temperature in your home.
How do ground source heat pumps work?
Ground source heat pumps use pipes, buried in the ground to take heat to use for radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home. Heat from the ground is absorbed into a loop of pipe which circulates water and a heat exchanger takes this back to the heat pump. The system will work throughout the year as the temperature below ground is pretty consistent and the length of the loop can be varied according to your energy needs.
What are the benefits of ground source heat pumps?
You could lower your fuel costs and actually gain an income through the government's RHI scheme. You could also lower your carbon footprint.
Will a ground source heat pump work for you?
You don't need a huge garden but it does need to be accessible for machinery and suitable for housing a trench. For the ground source heat pump to be effective for you, it's best if your home is well insulated.
So what is an air source heat pump?
An air to water system distributes heat through your central heating system. Air source heat pumps are ideal for integrating with underfloor heating systems as they give out heat at lower temperatures but over longer periods of time.
There are some great advantages to air source heating
An air source heat pump could lower your fuel bills, especially if you replace conventional electric heating
You could actually make an income through the government's RHI scheme
Running an air source heat pump rather than conventional heating can lower your carbon footprint
Installation is fairly straightforward and doesn't require significant groundworks
Is an air source heat pump suitable for you?
There are a couple of things to consider:
Do you have some spare space?
An air source heat pump will need plenty of space around it to get a good flow of air. Outside space where a unit can be placed on the ground or fitted to a wall is essential.
Is your home well insulated?
The better insulated and draught proofed your home is, the more suitable it is for an air source heating system
Are you planning a new development?
Combining the installation of air source (or ground source) heating with other building work can make the cost of installation much lower.
If you're interested in finding out whether a ground or Air Source heating system could be suitable for your home then why not give us a call? Our expert Roost Heating engineers are accredited to install MCS heat pumps and we'd be happy to arrange a visit to survey your home and come up with a no obligation recommendation for you.