Air Source Heat Pump Benefits

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Improved Efficiency

For every 3Kw of heat that an air source heat pump produces, it uses only 1Kw of energy. This measurement is an example of Co-efficient of Performance, or “COP”. While the average COP for air source central heating is 3:1, traditional boilers only have efficiency rates of around 75-80%.

Little / No Maintenance

Air Source Heat Pumps are highly reliable and require minimal maintenance. The average air source heat pump has a lifespan of approximately 35 years, compared to a standard boiler which has a usable lifespan of 12 years. What’s more, while a traditional boiler can lose up to 2% efficiency each year, air source heat pumps maintain incredible performance across their lifetime.

What are the incentives for buying an Air Source Heat Pump?

The government is very committed to reducing greenhouse emissions and the negative effects of climate changes, so it has launched many programmes to help you be more sustainable for the future.

What is an Air Source Heat Pump and how does it work?

Air Source Heat pumps are devices that move warmth in the air from one place to another to heat buildings. This process works in low temperatures even down to -25c.

When installing a heat pump do I need to remove my boiler?

If your air source heat pump is sized and installed correctly it will deliver all of your heating and hot water demands.

Do I need to remove my other heat sources?

No an air source heat pump can run in conjunction with your other heat sources such as, wood burning stoves etc.

How is the heat pump installed?

The air source heat pump consists of an outdoor unit and or a new hot water cylinder. This will all be connected using the existing pipework in your home where suitable.

How much does an air source heat pump cost?

Every system is designed uniquely for each home. It is impossible to give an accurate price without a full survey of your property.

What kind of maintenance does an air source heat pump require?

There is some maintenance that the owner can do themselves. It includes keeping the outdoor unit clean and free of debris. Other than this it is important to have your system serviced once a year. New Clean Energy will provide details of this.

Can I programme my air source heat pump to operate automatically?

Yes the system will have full controllability from the thermostat, mobile phone or other connected devices.

How do I choose the right size of Air Source Heat Pump?

It is very important to have your system sized and designed by accredited installers such New Clean Energy.

Why does steam come form the air source heat pump on cold days?

There is nothing to worry about as this means the air source heat pump is in defrost cycle. The outdoor fan stops to increase the temperature and acts as a condenser to stop ice build up.

Are air source heat pumps noisy?

No heat pumps are not noisy. Our systems all fall into the permitted development category.

Can my air source heat pump work with existing radiators?

Yes the air source heat pump can be connected to your existing radiators, however they usually need to be upgraded.  Air source heat pumps can be connected to underfloor heating.  We will check all of the systems compatibility during our survey.

What happens to my oil tank?

This can now be removed as you no longer require any oil to heat your home.

Is there a Grant?

Yes you will receive a £5,000 upfront payment when you switch to a heat pump.

How does the air source heat pump save me money?

Although the air source heat pump still needs electricity to drive the unit, most of the energy required to heat your home and hot water will come from environmental energy.

What other benefits come from installing an air source heat pump?

With an air source heat pump, you don’t need to worry about a flue, oil tank or gas connections. Plus you wont need to pay in advance to store fuel.