Air source heatpumps extract heat from the outside air to warm your home. They are even operational in temperatures as low as -15 degrees.
While heat pumps do have an effect on the environment because of their need for electricity to run, they still cut down on carbon emissions produced in the home.
Heat pumps provide warmth at a lower temperature for longer periods. This is the opposite of the more traditional boiler. Because of this, during the winter they’ll have to be switched on 24/7 to heat efficiently.
There are two main types of air heat pumps:
- Air to air heat pumps extract the heat from outside and use to it to produce warmth for the inside. This is circulated with fans.
- Air to water heat pumps collect the heat from outside and distribute the warmth via the water central heating. This is aptly suitable for underfloor heating or larger radiators too, as the pumps release air at a lower temperature for longer periods.