What are air source heat pumps?
Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from inside a property. The heat from the air is absorbed at a low temperature into a fluid, this fluid then passes through a compressor which increases the temperature transferring this into heating or hot water which is then used in radiators, underfloor heating, warm air convector’s and general hot water supply for your home.
Unlike traditional boilers, air source heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods. However, during the colder months, you may find you need to keep your air source heat pump running constantly in order to heat your home efficiently.
Types of air source heat pumps?
Air to water
This type of system distributes heat via your wet central heating systems involving a boiler or heat exchanger and radiators. As heat pumps work more efficiently at lower temperatures compared to a traditional boiler system, it makes them ideal for underfloor heating or radiators as they give out consistent heat over longer periods of time.
Air to air
This type of system distributes the warm air via fans in order to heat your property. This type of system is limited to heating your property and is unlikely to be able to provide your property with hot water as well.
Benefits of air source heat pumps?
Reduce your energy bills
You can reduce you utility bills by utilising the free heating produced by your air source heat pump. These cost savings will considerable increase if you completely replace conventional electric heating systems or use other complementary renewable energy technologies.
Can heat your home as well as your water
No need to spend additional money on separate systems, air source heat pumps are and all in one heating and hot water solution for your home. Not many renewable technologies do both, heat your hot water and your property.
Reduce your carbon footprint and help save the environment
Air source heat pumps are a renewable heating and hot water solution, meaning it doesn’t produce any harmful pollution. This technology is a way that each property can help towards protecting the environment and tackling climate change by utilising natural sustainable resources.
Air source heat pump
Most manufacturer’s warranties are only upheld if your renewable technology is regularly maintained, which is why it is important to ensure your air source heat pump is serviced frequently by qualified engineers. This will not only guarantee your system’s performance throughout the year and prolong the lifetime of the technology but it will also save you money on repairs as most parts maybe covered by manufacturers warranty.
We provide both planned maintenance for air source heat pumps. One of our experienced engineers will attend your property to carry out a thorough annual service. We will also attend your property for any emergency repairs.
What’s included in your annual air source heat pump service?
Check the expansion vessel charge pressure and top up as necessary.
Check valves for freedom of movement, confirm that the water stops and both valves reset correctly.
Check and clean the heat pump circuit filter.
Open the primary/heating system safety valve and check that it discharges safely.
Check and if necessary top up the concentration of the heating system anti-freeze.
Check the primary/heating system pressure does not rise above the recommended value.
Check and release any air from the primary/heating systems.
Check correct rating and type of fuse is fitted on the electrical supply.
Check for the correct operation and temperature setting of the thermostats.
Check the operation of the motorised valves.
Issue annual service certificate.
Not just plumbing
We also offer the following services: