Heat Pump Installation Edinburgh

Heat Pumps are a fantastic environmentally friendly long-term investment for your home. As 5 star rated installers with over 1400 reviews on Trustpilot, we’re a company you can trust to install new heat pump in Edinburgh.

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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. 

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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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Comon Heat Pump Installation FAQs

A heat pump is a low cost and environmentally friendly way to provide heating and hot water to your home. By harnessing renewable energy, you can reduce both your heating bills and your impact on the environment.

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.

As the name suggests, Air Source Heat Pumps extract heat directly from the air. Ground Source Heat Pumps extract heat from the ground via brine running through underground pipes, either laid horizontally in trenches or vertically in boreholes.

The choice between an Air or Ground Source Heat Pump depends on your specific requirements, the size and nature of your property. The main factor when considering a Ground Source Heat Pump is whether your property has enough land to accommodate the ground loop trenches. This groundwork generally makes them a more expensive option.

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.