Air Source Heat Pump Installation

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How do air source heat pumps work?

An introduction to Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) are cutting-edge heating and cooling systems that harness the natural warmth of the air to provide efficient climate control for homes and businesses.

Unlike traditional heating systems, ASHPs work by extracting heat from the outdoor air and transferring it indoors or vice versa, depending on whether you need heating or cooling.

These systems offer a sustainable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solution for all your temperature control needs, and work particularly well with the UK climate.

In a nutshell, Air Source Heat Pumps are environmentally friendly because they harness renewable energy from the air, therefore reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and conserving valuable natural resources.

If you’re looking for a qualified, experienced air source heat pump installer – trust Foster Electrical to take care of your needs. 

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What are the benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps?

Air Source Heat Pumps are highly energy-efficient. They can provide up to three units of heat for every one unit of electricity consumed, resulting in substantial energy savings compared to traditional heating systems.

Due to their energy efficiency, Air Source Heat Pumps can lead to significant cost savings on monthly energy bills, reducing both heating and cooling expenses.

Air Source Heat Pumps are eco-friendly heating and cooling options.

They use renewable energy from the air, which reduces the reliance on fossil fuels, lowers carbon emissions, and helps combat climate change.

Air Source Heat Pumps provide both heating and cooling capabilities, ensuring year-round comfort in your home or business. They can efficiently warm your space in the winter and cool it in the summer.

Air Source Heat Pumps offer zoned heating and cooling, allowing you to control the temperature in different areas of your home or building independently.

This can improve comfort and energy efficiency.

Modern Air Source Heat Pumps are designed with noise reduction features, making them much quieter during operation than traditional HVAC systems.

This ensures a peaceful and comfortable indoor environment.

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Popular use cases for air source heat pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps aren’t only useful for your standard heating in your home or commercial business!

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is a popular and energy-efficient heating method that can be combined with air source heat pumps. When paired with Air Source Heat Pumps, underfloor heating operates at lower water temperatures compared to traditional radiators. This reduces energy consumption and makes the system highly efficient.

Hot Water

Air Source Heat Pumps can be used to heat water for domestic use. They are an energy-efficient alternative to conventional water heaters, reducing energy consumption and associated costs.

Swimming Pools/Hot Tubs

Air Source Heat Pumps are a popular choice for heating swimming pools and Hot Tubs. They can efficiently maintain pool water temperature, reducing heating costs.

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Air Source heat pumps - faq's

This will depend on your requirements – please contact us for a quotation or survey.

Yes, the government is currently running a Boiler Upgrade Scheme which will allow grants of up to £5000 towards an Air Source Heat Pump. Eligibility rules apply, read here for more details:

As of current legislation, for regular domestic properties, as long as the unit is 0.6m³ or smaller then you will not require planning permission. However, read here for more detailed information on planning permission for air source heat pumps.

We can advise you on the best location for your Air Source Heat Pump. However, an area with good ventilation and airflow is critical and should be in easy reach for future maintenance/repair work should it be required.   


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