The Benefits of an Air Source Heat Pump

An air source heat pump is a renewable energy solution for heating your home.

An air source heat pump works as a reverse refrigerator. Put simply, a refrigerator pulls the hot air from the inside of it and expunges it outside while an air source heat pump pulls the heat from the air outside and circulates it around your home.

Using warm air and heating it further is far more efficient than creating heat from nothing. This increased efficiency, 300% efficiency compared to 85% efficiency of a boiler, is not the only benefit to air source heat pumps, though.

An air to water heat pump, the kind of heat pump Work Work specialises in, also:

  • Has a long lifetime value
  • Adds value to your property
  • Lowers your energy bills
  • Has additional savings through the domestic RHI
  • Comes with a free 12-month maintenance contract
  • Reduces carbon (CO2) emissions
  • Heats even in low temperatures

Long Lifetime

The average lifespan of an air source heat pump is 15 years, with some newer models having an average life expectancy of 20 to 25 years. For comparison, the average lifespan of a boiler is 10 years. Meaning you’re potentially adding an additional 50% to the lifetime of your heating system.

With low maintenance requirements, the purchase of an air source heat pump is a one-off investment for a property owner with minimal maintenance costs throughout.

Financial Benefits

Increased Property Value

With the installation of renewable energy solutions, the property value increases.

Part of the increased property value is due to the increase in the home’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) score – an air source heat pump will typically be a more efficient heating system for your home.  A government report found improving your home’s EPC from band G to E or from D to B could increase the home’s value by more than £16,000.

Lower Energy Bills

Air source heat pumps are renewable energy systems. Though the air source heat pump does use some electricity to heat your home and water, it can be significantly less compared to other heating methods.

Typically in UK households over 50% of the fuel costs go towards heating and hot water. By having a system which uses minimal electricity to function, you are decreasing your overall costs as a homeowner.

Additional Savings with RHI

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government program encouraging the use of renewable heat. The RHI scheme helps homeowners with the costs of renewable energy systems. Work Work will help you through the RHI application after installation of the air source heat pump has been completed.

RHI payments are quarterly for up to seven years and are based on the amount of renewable energy created by your unit. These payments help offset the initial installation cost.  

12-Month Maintenance Contract

Work Work offers a 12-month maintenance contract which is separate from the warranties offered by the manufacturers. The 12-month contract ensures the air source heat pump is operating at high efficiency and helps ease the transition for you from traditional heating methods.

Air source heat pumps have minimal maintenance, though, only typically requiring an annual visit to adhere to the manufacturer’s warranty. The maintenance visits help ensure the inside and outside units of the air source heat pump are clean, including the fans and filters, as well as a clear path for the condenser to operate.

Reduces C02 Emissions

There is a 138% difference in the carbon emissions from an electric boiler on the UK grid versus an air source heat pump.

Not only does this contribute to the UK’s overall goal of lower emissions, it makes a difference to the area around you.

Heats in Low Temperatures

Hot air can be extracted from the surrounding air even when it’s freezing. It may be cold outside, freezing to us, but that doesn’t mean there is no heat in the air. Water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius but absolute zero occurs at -273 degrees Celsius. Meaning there is typically always heat in the air around us. Most air source heat pumps can still provide heat at -15 degrees Celsius. Having a warm, toasty home on those cold nights is incomparable.

Air source heat pumps are a renewable heating system designed to benefit you in most areas of your life; they are financially beneficial, environmentally friendly and a convenient source of comfortable heat.  

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