Air Source Heat Pumps

Electric air-source heat pumps, are often used in moderate climates, use the difference between outdoor air temperatures and indoor air temperatures to cool and heat your home. The most common type of heat pumps is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air.

If you heat with electricity, a heat pump can trim the amount of electricity you use for heating by as much as 30%–40%. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.

As the term “pump” implies, a heat pump moves heat from one place to another. In the winter, it moves heat from outside to inside to heat your home. In the summer, it moves heat in the other direction to cool your home.

Even cold air is full of energy and air source heat pumps use the freely available heat in the ambient air to provide efficient heating at air temperatures as low as -20°C.

Air source heat pumps are suitable for either indoor or outdoor installation and provide significant installation cost benefits over ground source systems, as there are no requirements for expensive ground loops to be installed.

Air source heat pumps can provide 100% of the heating requirement down to air temperatures as low as 0°C, and are easily boosted for the few days of the year when temperatures fall consistently below this level.

Three types of Heat Pumps

There are three main types of heat pump available on the market, those that take heat from the ground or Ground Heat Pumps , from water (rivers or wells) or directly from the air.

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