Air Source Heat Pumps

An Introduction

Air source heat pumps are among the renewable energy technologies that qualify for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Air source heat pumps draw warm outside air in by a quiet fan. A heat exchanger then extracts energy from the air and the heat pump converts this energy into available heat for your home.
On account of the low installation effort, air source heat pumps are particularly suitable for the conversion of existing heating systems. Many low energy houses are also heated with this technology.

With heating oil prices rising, air source heat pumps are particularly attractive as they have very low running costs because they use minimal energy. They are also eligible for the Domestic RHI – providing an even faster return on your investment.

An air source heat pump installation with an annual heat demand of 18,000 kWh and an SPF of 3.4 will get the air source heat pump tariff of 7.3p/kWh which works out at £930 a year.

You can also expect to save £670 a year on heating bills too.

Outdoor air is drawn in by a quiet fan. A heat exchanger extracts energy from the air. The heat pump converts this energy into available heat for your home. On account of the low installation effort, this option is particularly suitable for the conversion of an existing heating system to a heat pump system. Many low energy houses are also heated with this technology.