Is a heat pump right for me?
Air source heat pumps are a form of renewable heating that transfer heat energy from outside into your home. Heat pumps are a sustainable heating option that uses electricity more efficiently compared to other heating systems. If you are currently using a LPG or oil heating system, air source heat pumps can help you decrease your energy bills significantly.
- Renewable heating
- Cheaper running costs
- Low maintenance
- Reduces carbon emissions
- Energy efficient
- Long lifespan
How do heat pumps work?
Air source heat pumps operate the same as a fridge but in reverse.
The heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air and transforms the heat into a cold liquid refrigerant.
Next, the heat pump uses electricity to compress the liquid, raising its temperature. To release the stored heat it then condenses back into a liquid.
Finally, the heat generated is transferred to your radiators or underfloor heating. The remaining heat can be kept in your hot water cylinder and used for other purposes such as showers, baths and taps.
Heat Pump Maintenance
The average heat pump lifespan should last around 10-15 years. However it is still important to keep your heat pump in a good condition throughout its lifespan. At Future Proof Solar we provide a maintenance service that includes an inspection of the following: ducts, filters, blowers, coils and other potential problems.
Heat Pump Installation
Before your heat pump installation:
A survey is performed prior to your installation. Our team will need to come out to your property to make sure your home has the space for upgraded radiators and judge where your heat pump will be located outside the premise. It is also important the team take a heat loss calculation due to the continuous heat that will be supplied in and around your home.
After your heat pump installation:
Once your heat pump units are fully installed, you can use your heat pump to its full advantage, producing renewable heating.
Boiler Upgrade Scheme
You could be eligible to receive £5,000 off your air to water heat pump installation today, with help from the government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme.
The government is encouraging property owners to use a low carbon heat supply such as air source heat pumps. They are continuing to support the growth of renewable energy, by offering the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) to help cover the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.
The scheme will run from 2022 to 2025, available to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales.
If are are seeking extra advise and want to speak to one of our advisors, get in touch today