There are two primary types of heat pumps that can be used for heating your property – air source and ground source heat pumps.
Using energy absorbed from the air to heat your home or business.
Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air, which can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems and hot water.
Air source heat pumps are low maintenance, eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive and will fit your current heating system.
As with all renewable heating they will also help to save you money on your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
You will require a space outside where a unit can be fitted to a wall or placed on the ground. It will need plenty of space around it to get a good flow of air.
Air source heat pumps work best when producing heat at a lower temperature than traditional boilers so it is essential that your home is insulated and draught-proofed well for the heating system to be effective.
Air source heat pumps perform well when combined with an underfloor heating system.
Ground source heat pumps extract heat from pipes buried underground. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home or business.
Ground source heat pumps are also low maintenance, eligible for the RHI and will fit your current heating system.
A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe, which is buried underground. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump. The ground stays at a fairly constant temperature under the surface, so the heat pump can be used throughout the year – even in the middle of winter.
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