What are Air Source Heat Pumps?
Air Source Heat Pumps utilise forced convection to absorb or reject heat to the atmosphere. This is achieved through the use of a fan and heat exchanger where by energy is extracted or rejected to the heat exchanger and used to effect a temperature change such that the heat pump operates a sustainable cycle.
Air source heat pumps can operate all year round and continue working in temperatures as low as -20°C producing a deliverable hot water source for heating or hot water. Even when operating at -20°C air source heat pumps supply significantly more energy than the energy consumed with no C02 emissions. Air source heat pumps can also provide a chilled water service for cooling applications due to the reversible nature of the heat pump.
Air source heat pumps use the process of refrigeration to transfer low grade energy into high grade energy used for heating and hot water. Even cold air can be used as a source of renewable energy as it is full of energy. Air source heat pumps use the available heat in the ambient air to provide efficient heating and hot water.
The source of the heat is readily available and air source heat pumps have the advantage of low installation costs and minimal space requirements. The relatively mild winter temperatures in the United Kingdom also allow for increased levels of efficiency and performance throughout the year.