Air Source Heat Pumps

The Benefits of air source heat pumps

The Benefits of air source heat pumps

  • • Lower fuel bills, especially if you are replacing conventional electric heating.
  • • Potential income through the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • • Lower home carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing.
  • • No fuel deliveries needed.
  • • Can heat your home as well as your water.
  • • Minimal maintenance required.
  • • Can be easier to install than a ground source heat pump.

    Unlike gas and boilers, heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods.

    How do air source heat pumps work?

    Heat from the air absorbed at low temperature into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor where its temperature is increased, and transfers its higher temperature heat to the heating and hot water circuits of the house.

  • Heat Pumps

    Heat Pumps

    There are two main types of air source heat pump systems:


    An air-to-water system distributes heat via your wet central heating system. Heat pumps work much more efficiently at a lower temperature than a standard boiler system would. This makes them more suitable for underfloor heating systems or larger radiators, which give out heat at lower temperatures over longer periods of time.


    An air-to-air system produces warm air which is circulated by fans to heat your home. They are unlikely to provide you with hot water aswell.