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Heat pumps

What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is a method of extracting low temperature energy from the environment through various methods, building up the temperature of the energy and then distributing it to provide hot water or general domestic heating.

Heat pump installation - Steven R Paterson, Ltd. Orkney.Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP)

Taking heat from renewable sources, (in this instance the air around us) is up to 4 times more efficient than using fossil fuels as it takes only 1kw of electrical input to extract the renewable energy in order to generate 3-5kw of heating output.

With Air source heating you get two options; Air-to-air or Air-to-water. This means you can have a unit that will take air and make it heat water or a unit that will take air and make it heat the air in your home.

To find out more information take a look at the Daikin website in our links section.

Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)

Ground source heating uses low temperature energy sourced from the ground near your home to fuel the water heating system and give general domestic heating also. The heat is derived through a borehole or shallow trenches where heat collecting pipes are placed in a closed loop, containing water and antifreeze.

A GSHP will provide 3 or 4 times as much heat as used in electrical energy to drive the system.

The heat is transferred immediately to the domestic heating system from the pump.

Ground source is marginally more efficient than air source as the outdoor temperature is not an influential factor and it can still reach optimum temperatures, whereas an air source probably wouldn’t be as high as normal in the winter for example, however ground source is slightly more expensive than air source.

Should you require more information, take a look at the Kensa website, you can find the address in our links section.

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