Air Source Heat Pumps
The Benefits of air source heat pumps
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.
There are two main types of air source heat pump systems:Air-to-water
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.Air-to-air
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.