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An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. the system extracts heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Heat pumps require electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the air is constantly being renewed naturally.
Heat pumps come with multiple advantages for your home. Pumping the heat uses less electricity as compared to when electricity is solely used to convert it. During the summers, the cycle can be reversed and the unit acts like an air conditioner.
Heat pumps are rising in popularity in the UK, and the government recently started to implement a number of new schemes, incentivising the transition to green living and alternative energy usage smoother and more affordable.
By combining heat pumps with solar panels, you can make your home self-sufficient and eco-friendly. Properly designed and installed heat pumps can be worth it, by regularly attain more than 300 per cent efficiency.
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Winners of The Renewable Heat Installer and Contractor of the Year 2023

Monday 10th July 2023

AOS Heating are extremely proud to announce that we were awarded Winners of The Renewable Heat Installer and Contractor of the Year 2023 at the recent…

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Mick and Sally, Rose Cottage - AOS Heating Case Study Blog Post

Wednesday 19th October 2022
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At AOS we recently installed a Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan air source heat pump at an off-gas cottage in Buntingford, Hertfordshire. With over…

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RECC Member wins Installer of the Year Award

Tuesday 16th August 2022
AOS are delighted to be featured in RECC's Summer Newsletter 2022

AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Ltd, RECC Members since 2014, won the British Renewable Energy Awards Installer of the Year for 2022 on 9 June. The Awards,…

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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…

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Winners of the British Renewable Energy Installer of the Year Award 2022

Tuesday 28th June 2022

AOS Heating are extremely proud to announce that we are Winners of the British Renewable Energy Installer of the Year Award.…

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Why Choose an Air Source Heat Pump?

Wednesday 15th June 2022

If you are looking for a better way to heat your home, you might want to consider having an air source heat pump installed. This…

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3 Advantages of Having an Air Source Heat Pump

Tuesday 24th May 2022

There are many advantages of having an air source heat pump in your home. The following blog will discuss some of the most important benefits of these systems. Heat pumps…

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Are Air Source Heat Pumps Noisy?

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Devices which transfer available heat from the air surrounding a property are called heat pumps. An efficient pump will increase the temperature of this air to…

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How Efficient Are Heat Pumps?

Monday 14th March 2022

There are a few different options to choose from when it comes to heating your home. You can go for a gas boiler,…

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What is the life expectancy of an air source heat pump?

Thursday 17th February 2022

Firstly Air Source Heat Pumps are incredibly resilient and most manufactures offer up to 7 year warranty which is a huge plus. On average…

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What is the difference between a boiler and a heat pump?

Friday 28th January 2022

Boilers have long been established as the conventional way in which the vast majority of homes are heated, and there…

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Is a Heat Pump right for heating my house?

Wednesday 15th December 2021

There is a lot of talk about heat pumps right now. Many people believe they are the best method to meet our climate change targets and get to net-zero by…

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Everything You Need To Know About The Government’s Upcoming £5,000 Heat Pump Grant

Friday 19th November 2021

Following the closure of the Green Homes Grant earlier in 2021, the latest Government scheme to help build carbon-neutral homes has been revealed.…

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Why air source heat pumps are increasing in popularity?

Monday 18th October 2021

As people aim to be more eco-friendly, renewable energy sources for the home are becoming more popular. One of these green…

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How does an Air Source Heat Pump work?

Thursday 23rd September 2021

Saving money on your energy bills might seem like a real challenge. It can be without the right knowledge of what energy systems to use in your home. However,…

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At home with a heat pump: ‘It makes hot water when it’s freezing outside’

Tuesday 17th August 2021
AOS were featured in an article which appeared online in the Guardian newspaper

John and Carol Deed, Thriplow, Cambs "We had an air source heat pump fitted in January 2020 and it has proven to be a really good decision," says…

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How to save money of your energy bills

Friday 13th August 2021

One of the biggest questions we have during adult life is how to save money on our gas, electric, and water bills at home. Being more…

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How An Air Source Heat Pump Works

Thursday 22nd July 2021

Using an air source heat pump to heat your home is more eco-friendly, more energy efficient, and can be highly cost-effective. Essentially, when using an air source heat pump,…

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My boiler is leaking, what do I do?

Wednesday 26th May 2021

When your boiler is leaking, you need to get it fixed as soon as you can. If there is damage to your boiler,…

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How hard water can affect my heating system?

Tuesday 27th April 2021

Soft water has a low content of calcium carbonate, magnesium, and other minerals. Hard water contains a high amount of these substances. The large majority…

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What are Heat Pumps?

Thursday 25th March 2021

An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its…

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The difference between hard and soft water

Monday 22nd February 2021

We all use the terms "hard" and "soft" to describe the water that comes out of our taps, but the…

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Green Homes Grant

Thursday 1st October 2020

If you're a homeowner or residential landlord who's looking to reduce your energy use (and consequently energy costs), you should consider applying for a Green Homes…

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What to Do If Your Water Pipes Freeze?

Friday 19th June 2020

The ideal approach to dealing with freezing pipes is to anticipate the issue when winter approaches. However, when the unthinkable…

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How to save money on your gas bill?

Thursday 9th January 2020

If you're trying to cut costs at home, then your gas bill is a good place to start. The gas bill is often one of the highest home…

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Why your home might not stay as warm as it used to?

Tuesday 20th August 2019

If your home no longer stays as warm as it used to, then things can get pretty uncomfortable pretty fast. And that's before…

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Mitsubishi Electric Case Study - Four bed Chalet Bungalow, Buckinghamshire

Saturday 11th May 2019

Nigel Furr from Buckinghamshire has become the latest homeowner to move his property away from oil-based heating to a renewable air source heat pump Undertaking a property wide conversion,…

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Our Guide to the Energy Related Products Directive (ErP)

Tuesday 1st August 2017

The Energy Related Products Directive or ErP (2009/125/EC) is a key part of the European Union's drive to encourage consumers to use…

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Legal Requirements for UK Landlords and Buy to Let Investors

Wednesday 26th July 2017

Here at AOS we want to provide you with all the information you need to make sure you are meeting all regulations…

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Protect Against the Winter Blues with Boiler Breakdown Cover

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Clear, crisp frosty mornings or a deep white blanket of snow may be your idea of a perfect winter scene but how enjoyable would they be if…

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