Air Source Heat Pumps

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The rising energy bills in the UK this winter are putting households under extreme pressure. However, what if there was alternative that we could adapt to another energy source which would have other benefits to heat our home during the cold weather period. Heat Pumps maybe the alternative option for you. They are an alternative to using fossel fuels and can make such a difference to your monthly energy bills.
There are different types of heat pumps on the market such as air source heat pumps which transfer heat from the outside air to water. The water then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump. It is then used to heat your house which includes your radiators, underfloor heating etc. It also can be stored in a hot water cylinder which then gives you hot water for showering and baths.

The Pros and Cons to Having a Heat Pump


1.Reduces your energy bills
2. Low Maintenance in comparision to a traditional gas boiler
3. It doesn't use fossil fuels it only uses electricity which is greener.
4.Provides cooling and heating it can work as an air condtioning unit in the heat as well as provide heat in the winter.
5.Theres no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or gas explosions.
6. Saves you money in the long run


1. High Upfront Cost
2. Planning Permisions are required
3. Can be difficult to install
4. Electriciy is required to run the heat pump.
5. Some heat pumps suffer issues in cold weather
6. Significant work might be needed in your home and garden to install it.