Air Source Heat Pump Installation Balerno
A heat pump is an energy-efficient and eco-friendly investment for your home in Balerno that will lower your energy bills and keep you warm all winter. At The Edinburgh Boiler Company, we’re proud to be the highest-rated heating company in Scotland, offering air source heat pump installation services at competitive prices.
understanding heat pumps
How Does A Heat Pump Work?
The Air Source Heat Pump takes heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. Using electricity and refrigerant technology, the pump compresses refrigerant to increase its temperature. It then condenses back into a liquid to release it as stored heat. Heat is sent to your radiators or underfloor heating.
Heat pump benefits vs gas boiler
An excellent long-term heating solution.
Heat Pumps are more energy efficient than conventional methods of heating your home. If you are looking to make home improvements or are building your dream home and want to reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills, Heat Pumps offer an excellent long-term solution.
They are suited to a variety of different building types and locations and can offer a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of keeping your home warm.
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Common Heat Pump Installation FAQs
An air source heat pump uses cutting-edge technology far more efficiently than a gas or oil boiler and other traditional heating systems. During operation, the unit takes ambient-temperature air from its surroundings, using a refrigerant to deliver heat throughout your home.
An air source heat pump uses electricity to compress refrigerant, thus increasing its temperature. Then, it condenses the refrigerant and slowly releases it as heat energy. The heat pump system sends the hot water through your underfloor heating system or radiators to keep your home nice and warm. Generally speaking, it’s the same technology as a refrigerator – just in reverse, so you get hot water and air instead of cold. It’s surprisingly efficient and makes an excellent long-term investment, especially for your heating bills.
Heat Pumps extract heat energy from an external source (air, water, ground or bedrock) and convert this free, natural, renewable energy into heating for your home. The principles involved are the same as in a domestic fridge: fridges absorb heat from inside the fridge and expel it into your kitchen; Heat Pumps absorb heat from the source and bring it into your home.
Essentially, an air source and a ground source heat pump utilise the same technology. However, there’s one major difference. Ground source pumps take heat from the ground through an underground pipe system, whereas air source heat pumps extract it from the surrounding air.
Choosing between a ground source and an air source heat pump involves a few different factors, including what you want for your home, the size of your property, and the project scope.
Don’t worry; we’ll make the installation process fast, affordable, and hassle-free. As a rule, air source heat pumps usually cost less than ground source units.
Yes it will. Thousands of these systems have been installed for many years in some of the coldest parts of the world.
Heat Pump technology was primarily developed in Sweden where the winters are long and harsh so heat pump systems can most definitely cope with British winters, which are relatively mild in comparison. The key to their success is the detailed design and specification process that ensures the system can produce enough energy for the application.
Both types of Heat Pump systems work in a similar method to refrigerators, except in reverse. Air Source Heat Pumps can extract heat from the air even when temperatures are as low at -15 degrees centigrade. The ground stays at a relatively constant temperature throughout the year so Ground Source Heat Pumps are capable of working all year round.
To provide cooling, Heat Pumps can be reversed, extracting heat from the home and releasing it outside. If you have an Air-to-Air Heat Pump installed, Heat Pump cooling systems work similarly to air conditioning units. In the UK the default setting on a reversible Heat Pump would be heating. Reversible heat pump systems are designed to work adequately in both modes, however the efficiency is typically slightly less than two separately optimised pumps. If you are looking for an Air-to-Water Heat Pump system it would be necessary to install a fan unit inside your home to circulate cold air within the building.
Only some models of heat pumps can act as both heating and cooling units, so if you have this requirement please do let us know in your enquiry so that the right solution can be designed and installed for you.
No, they hum like a large refrigerator. The units we supply have had many years of research and development to minimise any noise.
GSHPs are quieter than ASHPs. This is because they have no need for a fan and there is a reduced compressor power capacity requirement because heat extracted from the ground is generally warmer than that from the air.
ASHP noise is only generated when it is in operation and has been compared to anything from a modern washing machine on a spin cycle to a chest freezer. Any noise generated will largely be minimised by double glazing.
Many customers ask us whether they’re better off with a traditional boiler or an air source heat pump installation.
While the ultimate decision is up to you, here are the advantages of having a heat pump installed over a conventional boiler:
- Long life span and heating system warranty
- Strong heat output
- Lower heating bills
- Higher energy efficiency
- Fewer carbon emissions
- Renewable heat incentive scheme available
- Fast installation process
Another great benefit of choosing an air source heat pump is the minimal noise. Most are only about as loud as a large refrigerator. Ground source units are usually quieter than air source pumps, although they only make noise when they’re running. Furthermore, we can minimise any extra noise with our professional double glazing.