What are Heat Pumps?

Common Questions About Air Source Heat Pumps

Common Questions About Air Source Heat Pumps

Friday 15th July 2022

There's no denying that the future of Britain's heating is renewable. Air source heat pumps are sustainable methods of heating homes, and the government is keen for more homes to have them by the end of 2030.
If you're thinking of getting an air source heat pump installed at your home, you may have some questions on the subject. The following are some of the top questions to ask before committing to such an installation:
What Is An Air Source Heat Pump?
In a nutshell, an air source heat pump is a device that gets installed outside your home. A fan attached to the pump draws in the ambient air and converts it into heat through refrigerant piping.
Will It Save Me Money?
An air source heat pump requires electricity to run. However, for every kilowatt of electricity consumed by it, the air source heat pump provides up to four kilowatts of heat energy.
It also provides significant savings compared with gas and oil-powered boilers, along with LPG and direct electric heating alternatives.
How Long Is The Installation?
The answer will depend on the type of property. For new-build homes, it can take just two days. However, it can be longer for existing properties - especially if an existing heating system is getting replaced completely.
Next Steps
Call AOS today at 0800 028 2823 to discuss how an air source heat pump is the right choice for your household's heating needs and learn more about how you can save money on your installation costs.