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Air source heat pumps

Air source heat pumps take advantage of a natural, environmentally friendly energy supply and help you to reduce household bills and cut home carbon emissions.

Heat is extracted from the outside air and fed through to your central heating and hot water supply. By taking advantage of air heat pumps you can see a saving of close to £700 a year on your heating bills.

Heat can be extracted from temperatures down to -15° C, so they’re suitable all year round and can even be used in the depths of winter.

The air source heat pump cost will vary depending on the size of system you choose to have installed.

Air source heat pump benefits

With air source heat pumps:

  • Lower your heating bills by up to £700 a year. Air source heat pumps have the capability to produce over 70% of your home’s heating requirements

  • Earn a fixed income with the Renewable Heat Incentive when heat pumps are added to the scheme. The Government is set to include heat pumps in 2013, with an expected rate around 8.5p/unit generating £850 income annually

  • Cut your home’s carbon footprint and help the environment with global warming issues

  • Avoid the need for gas or oil heating and as prices rise in the future you’ll make an even greater saving on your bills

  • Benefit from low maintenance and air heat pumps are known as fit and forget technologies

  • Have a quicker and easier installation to ground source heat pumps, with no need for a borehole in the back garden. What’s more it’s very unlikely you’ll need air source heat pump planning permission

Are air heat pumps suitable for my home?

Air source heat pumps are suitable for most homes, but you should take a look at the checklist below to find out if they are right for your circumstances.

  • Is there somewhere suitable the heat pump can be fitted?

The unit, similar in size to a radiator will have to be installed on the external wall of your home. It will need a good air supply and a sunny wall would be ideal.

  • Have you got a well-insulated home?

It would seem pointless to invest in a renewable source, only for heat to be escaping your property with inefficient windows or insulation. With double glazing, loft lagging or wall cavity insulation you can slash your bills even more

  • What heating system will you use?

Underfloor heating systems are proven to be more beneficial with air heat pumps, but they can in fact be integrated into any system.

Air source heat pump quotes

If you’re interested in renewable energy and want to reduce your bills, air source heat pumps could be the answer for you. You’ll be able to reduce your expenses by hundreds of pounds a year and cut your home’s carbon footprint.

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Average Air source heat pump cost

How much it will cost you to install an air source heat pump on your property depends on the type of building you have, how powerful your heat pump needs to be, and your location. However, the common price for an air source heat pump installation is about £9,609 your area.

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Air source heat pump installation cost in your area 2021

Labour cost £4,900
Material cost £1,750
Waste removal £350
Time frame: 1-3 days

Advantages for Air source heat pump

  • They are energy efficient and an air source heat pumps can generate less CO2 than conventional heating systems such as a boiler
  • By installed you can qualify for the Renewabl Heat Incentive (RHI). This is a financial incentive that pays you for generating your own heat through owning a heat pump
  • Are quite easy to install - definitely easier than a ground source heat pumps, particularly for retrofit (no digging up your garden)
  • In some cases you can reuse your existing radiators (if retro fitting) but are ideal for use with underfloor heating
  • Low running costs, meaning lower energy bills

Disadvantages for Air source heat pump

  • It uses electricity to drive the pump so an air source heat pump is not completely zero-carbon
  • They can be a bit noisy - the external unit can be noisy and also blows out colder air to the immediate environment
  • You will require enough space in your garden for the external unit (it looks similar to an air-conditioning unit)
  • Lower maximum tap water temperature than with traditional heating systems

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Air source heat pump FAQs

Are heat pumps noisy?

Air source heat pumps do make a bit of noise. However, it’s the external unit that makes the noise, minimising disruption in your home. And while it’s a good idea to ensure your external unit isn’t located directly under your bedroom window or very close to a neighbour’s property, it won’t be louder than 40-60 decibels. In many cases, this is actually quieter than a fossil fuel-powered boiler.

How noisy are air source heat pumps?

If you happen to live in a quiet, serene environment ( or just cherish being in one) and wish to have an air source heat pump installed on your property, then you’d probably want to know just how noisy these renewable energy source are. In this post, we aim to provide answers to this question and more. Let’s take a look!

There is no short and direct answer to this question as air source heat pumps are available in varying shapes and sizes which makes the sound as well as volume of their noise different between models and manufacturers. However, as a result of government regulations, most of the contemporary air source heat pumps are able to function a lot quieter when compared to the older models. As you would have expected, modern air source heat pumps shouldn’t produce more than a low whirring sound provided they’re functioning as they should with no faults. On the other hand, the volume of the sound generated is largely dependent on the amount of work the air source heat pump is doing. This implies that a greater work load will generate a louder noise. This is due to the fan’s speed which works to absorb warm air into the compressor.

In order not to disturb the neighbours, noise pollution is normally determined at the design stage of the air source heat pump installation. The unit to be placed outdoor will typically be positioned as far from the neighbours property as possible and it’s also a great idea not to put the box directly under any windows. Overall, it’s always advisable to go for the newer models which tend to be better designed with thicker chassis and quieter fans.

Are heat pumps efficient?

Air source heat pumps can be a really efficient way to generate heat. Although they require electricity to run, they generate much more heat than an electric heater that uses the same amount.

Air source heat pumps provide heat at a lower temperature than most other types of space heating. This means they’re most efficient when they’re left on for longer periods of time, and distribute heat through wet heating systems with large surface areas, like underfloor heating or big radiators.

Air source heat pumps can be much more efficient than oil and LPG boilers, and older electric heating systems. However, they’re only usually the most efficient option if your property is very well insulated.

How do air source heat pumps work?

Air source heat pumps work by absorbing heat from the outside air and transferring it inside to heat up your property.

An air source heat pump has an outdoor unit containing a refrigerant. This absorbs heat from the air and passes into a compressor, where the temperature is increased. The heat then transfers either into water, which feeds into your wet heating system, or into air, which is dispersed around your property.

Air source heat pumps need electricity to run, but this is to power the compressor rather than directly generate heat.

How many types of air source heat pumps are there?

There are two main types of air source heat pump: air-to-water and air-to-air. They work in different ways and have different advantages and disadvantages. Make sure you do your research so you know which one is best for you. Alternatively a registered installer will be able to determine the best type for your property.

Do air source heat pumps save money?

Whether installing an air source heat pump will help you save money depends on your property, how long you expect to live there, and the type of heat pump you get.

Air source heat pumps are initially quite expensive to install. However, if you get an air-to-water air source heat pump, you’re eligible for money from the Renewable Heat Incentive [https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/grants-loans/renewables/renewable-heat-incentive] (RHI). This is a UK government scheme that gives you quarterly cash payments over seven years if you install an eligible renewable heating technology (air-to-air air source heat pumps aren’t included).

All this means that if you have long-term plans to stay in your property, then an air-to-water air source heat pump can be a great way to save money on your heating bills. However, if you’re planning on moving out of your property relatively soon, or are a considering an air-to-air air source heat pump, it may not be the best financial option for you.

It’s important to remember that air source heat pumps are at their most efficient when installed in very well insulated properties. If your property’s not very energy efficient, you may find that a heat pump won’t help you save money.

How long will an air source heat pump last?

If you look after your air source heat pump, it can last for over 20 years. Make sure you check it every year and get a registered or qualified installer to check it every 3-5 years to prolong its life. If in doubt, check the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions.

How long does an air source heat pump last?

If you’re planning to install an air source heat pump in your home or property, one of the first questions you’d probably want to ask is, how long does it last? In this post, we aim to provide an answer to this question and more. Let’s take a look!

Generally, heat pumps are considered to be very durable and long lasting. In the previous years, their average life expectancy was at 15 years, however with the advancement in modern technology, the newest units are able to last for about 20 to 25 years before they become due for replacement. The longevity and durability of air source heat pumps is as a result of their design as you won’t find many things that can go wrong and even more so with their latest models. As you would have expected, their lifespan normally varies with the manufacturer as well as model. However, while having them regularly maintained can help to extend their life expectancy and efficiency, they’re not considered to be a necessity.

When compared to other types of heating sources, heat pump comes out on top when it comes to longevity. The significance of this is immense due to the fact that the nature of the RHI scheme is to recoup sufficient funds so that after 7 years, the system will ultimately have costed nothing beyond that of a new boiler depending on the performance. Other heating sources such as oil, gas and electric boilers will only have to work for about 10 to 12 years before their parts will need to be replaced and times the manufacturer may have well stopped producing such parts.

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