two heat pumps next to the house

What Is A Heat Pump?

A Heat Pump extracts heat energy from the air or ground, then increases that heat and uses it to provide heating and hot water for your home. Heat Pumps use cleaner electricity and are significantly more efficient than traditional boilers. A well-designed system transfers around three to four times more energy into a property as heat than it uses to extract it. It is now cheaper than ever to install thanks to the governments Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

Which Type Of Heat Pump Should I Choose?

Both systems offer significant energy saving benefits that will help you cut your energy costs and heat your home efficiently. The main difference between the two types of heat pumps is simply how they get their heat – Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the air in comparison to a Ground source heat pump which absorbs heat from the ground. 

Air source heat pumps look similar to air conditioning units and are usually mounted alongside an external wall of your property. The external unit is connected to an internal unit containing circulation pumps and hot water, this is normally smaller than the average boiler. They are easier to install than ground source heat pumps as they don't require any groundworks. The size of the units will vary depending on the size of your property. 

The biggest initial considerations for a ground source heat pump is adequate outdoor space to install the ground loop and suitable ground for the works. Ground loops can be installed in two ways, vertically or horizontally, but both methods require a fair amount of space at your property. Additionally, you will also need some space indoors to fit the heat pump unit – this are typically the size of a fridge and can create a low-level humming sound, similar to an extractor fan or air conditioning unit. Although initially more planning and groundworks need to be undertaken, once installed your ground source heat pump will not be visible, with all pipework and ground loops hidden underground there will be no impact to the look or functionality of any part of your property.

Why Choose Air/Ground Source Heat Pumps?

- Reduce Energy Bills

- Low Maintenance Solution

- Longer Lifespan Than Traditional Boilers

- Energy Efficient Alternative To Fossil Fuels

What Is A Heat Pump?

A Heat Pump extracts heat energy from the air or ground, then increases that heat and uses it to provide heating and hot water for your home. Heat Pumps use cleaner electricity and are significantly more efficient than traditional boilers. A well-designed system transfers around three to four times more energy into a property as heat than it uses to extract it. It is now cheaper than ever to install thanks to the governments Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

Which Type Of Heat Pump Should I Choose?

Both systems offer significant energy saving benefits that will help you cut your energy costs and heat your home efficiently. The main difference between the two types of heat pumps is simply how they get their heat – Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the air in comparison to a Ground source heat pump which absorbs heat from the ground. 

Air source heat pumps look similar to air conditioning units and are usually mounted alongside an external wall of your property. The external unit is connected to an internal unit containing circulation pumps and hot water, this is normally smaller than the average boiler. They are easier to install than ground source heat pumps as they don't require any groundworks. The size of the units will vary depending on the size of your property. 

The biggest initial considerations for a ground source heat pump is adequate outdoor space to install the ground loop and suitable ground for the works. Ground loops can be installed in two ways, vertically or horizontally, but both methods require a fair amount of space at your property. Additionally, you will also need some space indoors to fit the heat pump unit – this are typically the size of a fridge and can create a low-level humming sound, similar to an extractor fan or air conditioning unit. Although initially more planning and groundworks need to be undertaken, once installed your ground source heat pump will not be visible, with all pipework and ground loops hidden underground there will be no impact to the look or functionality of any part of your property.

Why Choose Air/Ground Source Heat Pumps?

- Reduce Energy Bills

- Low Maintenance Solution

- Longer Lifespan Than Traditional Boilers

- Energy Efficient Alternative To Fossil Fuels

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