Air Source Heat Pump Servicing and Installation

What is an air source heat pump?

An air source heat pump (ASHP) offers an alternative way of keeping your home toasty by generating the warmth itself. And in these days of soaring energy bills, heat source pump installation could help you to make a significant saving. They’re low carbon, and could be particularly cost-efficient if you’re replacing an outdated or costly system. Additionally, ASHP installation is less disruptive than fitting a ground source heat pump.

The benefits of having an air source heat pump

A benefit is that the noise of modern ASHPs is greatly reduced compared with older models, thanks to new government regulations, although this will vary from one model and manufacturer to another. (Midea units, for example, are particularly quiet.) Equally, you may want to consider noise pollution as a potential factor when siting your ASHP.

How does an ASHP work?

These solutions absorb heat from the outside to deliver warmth and piping-hot water to your home. They can extract heat even if air temperatures plunge to below 15°C.
The pumps run on electricity, but they extract renewable heat from the environment, and so heat output outweighs electricity input – and you have an energy-efficient way of keeping your home cosy.

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You’ll need to run your pump for longer than conventional systems to keep the temperature in your home consistently comfortable. So it’s vital that your home is always properly insulated.

An air pump heating system works a bit like a fridge – but in reverse – to bring warmth to your property.

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The air pump heating system process:

Outside air is blown over a network of tubes filled with a refrigerant. These warm up, converting the refrigerant from a liquid into a gas.

This gas passes through a compressor, which increases the pressure. Compression also adds more heat – similar to the way the air hose warms up when you top up the air pressure in your tyres.

The compressed, hot gases pass into a heat exchanger, surrounded by cool air or water. The refrigerant transfers its heat to this cool air or water, warming it.

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This is circulated around your home to provide heating and hot water. Meanwhile, the refrigerant condenses back into a cool liquid and the cycle starts up all over again.

What types of air source pumps are there?

There are two main types of air source heat pump – air-to-water and air-to-heat.

ASHP installation

You also don’t need planning permission for ASHP installation, although you should check with your provider that the energy supply to your property can handle the additional pressure of a domestic air source heat pump.

How much does an air source heat pump installation cost?

Typically, fitting one of these models will set you back between £4,000 and £8,000, although this will also vary according to the particular brand, and heat output. It includes the cost of ASHP installation.
Talk to us about the most efficient air source heat pump for your needs.

Many air source heat pumps qualify for payment through the Renewable Heat Incentive, a government scheme which offers payments to homeowners who generate their own heat.

Do you offer air source heat pump servicing?

Yes, we provide regular servicing for your air pump heating system, as well as installation for Mitsubishi Ecodan and Midea pumps, plus our staff are well qualified to do this, having completed rigorous training in energy efficiency, ASHP and water regulation.

Air source heat pump and solar panels

Air source heat pumps are powered by electricity, so you can minimise your heating costs by running your air source heat pump with solar panels.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to power your air source heat pump renewable energy is the way to go. We appreciate that, especially now, our customers are looking for the most efficient way to run air source heat pump systems.

Domestic and industrial air source heat pump servicing and installation in Reading.

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Contact us for an air source heat pump quote today, whether you’re after a domestic or industrial air source heat pump.