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Air Source Heat Pump System’s Explained

November 15 2021by Maximum Climate Control


What is a Heat Pump System?

What are air source heat pumps? Air source heat pump systems are an alternative way to heat your business radiators or underfloor heating. Air Source Heat Pump Systems are extremely energy-efficient, meaning they’re a perfect way to slash the running cost of your energy bills for your organisation when you’re using oil or LPG to heat your office space. 

Not only that, but since they produce 3 times as much energy as they consume, they use much less energy than a conventional gas boiler.




How do Air Source Heat Pump System work?

Want to find out how air source heat pumps work? Air source heat pump systems take the heat from the air and boost it to a higher temperature using a compressor. Heat is transferred to the heating system in your office like how a refrigerator would work but in reverse.

The Air Source Heat Pump absorbs the heat from outside into a liquid refrigerant at a low temperature. Using electricity, the pump compresses the liquid to increase its temperature. It then condenses back into a liquid to release its stored heat.

Your system then generates heat which is then sent to your office’s radiators. The remainder can be stored in your hot water cylinder. You can use your stored hot water for taps. 

The pump uses electricity to run, but it should use less heat energy than the heat it produces. This makes them an energy-efficient way to warm your office.

Learn how to care for your air source heat pump system in cold weather.


Air Source Heat Pump System


The Benefits of an Air Source Heat Pump System

There are many benefits to heat pump installations and maintaining an Air Source Heat Pump System. One is the Government’s renewable heat incentive scheme. Anyone looking to install an air source heat pump system for their organisation should be advised that they will be able to qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

This is a government-run initiative that offers those people who install the relevant system a financial incentive from the government. The incentive runs for a period of 7 years following installation. These payments are made quarterly and can be invaluable when it comes to helping offset the costs associated with the installation of the pump.


Additional benefits to installing an air source heat pump system include:

  • Highly efficient source of heat and hot water
  • Air Source Heat Pump Servicing available with Maximum Air
  • Low maintenance with a lifespan of 15 years if serviced annually.
  • 75% of their energy from the natural air around your office


Air Source Heat Pump System Installation

Air source heat pump systems are usually positioned outdoors at the side of a property. They require plenty of space around them for air to circulate.

Since the end of 2011, if you live in England, all heat pumps (air, ground and water) are considered permitted development, so no planning permission is required. Although, we would recommend you speak to your insurance provider too to check if your policy will cover the changes to your heating system.


Local Air Source Heat Pump Installers

Are you interested in updating your heating system? With more than 75 years of experience in the industry, Maximum Climate Control are professional air source heat pump installers and has the skill set to install any type of heat pump system for businesses ranging from a small offices to large 5-star Hotels. 

Our installation team regularly attend training courses run by the major leading manufacturers to assure your installation is fitted professionally and correctly.


Air Source Heat Pump Suppliers

View our Air Source Heat Pump Systems for more product information or speak to one of our friendly experts regarding, installation, warranty, service and maintenance. Contact our friendly install team based in your local area who will be happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have. We also operated in a number of other areas, so if you can’t see your area, get in touch with our experts.

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What is the Major Disadvantage of a Heat Pump System?

The main disadvantage of a heat pump system over alternative central heating systems is the upfront cost. Although they can be inexpensive to run and beneficial when it comes to reducing energy bills the initial air source heat pump cost can be considerably larger than the average heating system. 


Do Heat Pumps use a lot of Electricity?

Heat pump systems may raise your electricity bill slightly but do help to reduce other energy bills such as your oil and gas.


What is the Average Life of a Heat Pump?

Heat pump systems that have an annual service have an average life span of up to 15 years.


Is an Air Source Heat Pumps Expensive to run?

While an air source heat pump may be more expensive to run than a traditional gas boiler, it can still provide significant savings on energy bills. 

The cost of running an ASHP will depend on a number of factors, including the efficiency of the unit, the temperature you set the thermostat to, and the cost of electricity in your area.


Do Heat Pumps Work with Radiators?

Yes, heat pumps can work with radiators. An air source heat pump (ASHP) can be used to provide heating to a traditional wet central heating system that uses radiators.

The ASHP works by heating water in a buffer tank, which is then circulated through the radiators to provide heat to your home or business.

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