There are many benefits to installing an air source heat pump in your home. Some of these benefits include heating and cooling your home more efficiently, reduced energy bills, a healthier environment and less noise pollution. So if you’re considering installing an air source heat pump in your home it is worth doing your research first. This is because it is important to pick the right one for your particular needs. There are two main types of heat pump air source and ground source. Air source heat pumps tend to be easier to install as they attach to a wall in the same way an air conditioning unit would. Ground source heat pumps require you to excavate to install it. However, there is no right or wrong choice but for the purpose of this article we are going to focus on air source heat pumps.
An Air Source Heat Pump will Help You Save Money on Energy Bills
Installing an air source heat pump can help you save money on your energy bills by heating and cooling your home more efficiently. This is because you will be making use of the air outside to heat up or cool down your home. These savings will be magnified if you are changing over from an electric or coal-fired system.
Air Source Heat Pumps Will Reduce your Carbon Footprint
When you install an air source heat pump you are getting a low carbon form of heating. So when you change over from other forms of heating you will undoubtedly reduce emissions. An air source heat pump will only use 1 unit out of every 3-4 units it produces making it a much more efficient when it comes to cutting emissions.
Air Source Heat Pumps Can be Used to both Heat and Cool your home
Depending on the type of air source heat pump you install you could be able to not only heat your home in cold weather but also cool it down when the temperatures rise. If you want to be able to cool your home when necessary make sure the model you choose has a COP of above 0.7.
Air Source Heat Pumps Can be used to Heat Both Rooms and Water
This is again dependent on the type of air source heat pump you choose. To be able to heat your water efficiently your air source heat pump will need an air flow temperature of 55 degrees. If your model only has an air flow temperature of 35 degrees it is only designed to heat space in your home not the water. If you want to heat both the interior of your home and the water as well you will need an air source heat pump with a flow temperature of 55 degrees.
An air source heat pump can normally be installed within 2 days or less. When you install a domestic air source heat pump there will be no need to apply for planning permission, however we would always advise that you check with the local council before you go ahead. One way you can bring down installation costs is to do it in conjunction with other building work.
Air Source Heat Pumps are Long Lasting
An air source heat pump is not a short term fix. With regular maintenance and when used properly an air source heat pump can have a lifespan of up to 20 years or more. Most model will come with a five-year warranty meaning you can have peace of mind that if a problem does happen to arise you will be covered.
Hopefully the information we have provided in this article will prove useful if you are thinking about going ahead and installing an air source heat pump in Scotland or anywhere else for that matter.