Air Source Heat Pumps.
A well designed air source heat pump system can heat your home to the required comfort levels and provide sufficient hot water throughout the year including the depths of winter and can operate with external temperatures as low as minus twenty five degrees. An air source heat pump extracts energy from the outside air and converts this to usable heat which can be used to heat your home and hot water. It is also possible to use a heat pump for passive cooling in the summer months or to heat a swimming pool.
How Air Source Heat Pumps Work
Air source heat pumps harness energy present in the ambient air, they use a common refrigeration process to convert this energy into useable heat which can be used to heat a building via a heating distribution system for example radiators or underfloor heating. They can also be used to heat a swimming pool or reversed to provide passive cooling in the summer months.
The Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps
- Help to reduce carbon emissions and the UK's dependency on fossil fuels.
- Weather dependant heating which controls the amount of heat energy required depending on the current weather conditions this provides stable temperatures and improved comfort.
- Cooling option for summer months.
- Boiler Upgrade Scheme Grant available for £5000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump. Click here to see the Ofgem website for more information
Senergy Air is our dedicated department specifically for air source heat pump installation, service and repair.
Ground Source Heat Pumps.
Ground source heat pumps are able to harvest energy in a multitude of solutions. Whether you have a paddock, lake or running stream it’s possible to harvest low grade energy and convert this to useable heat for heating the home and hot water. It’s also possible to install solar panels which form part of the ground collector to harvest energy for the heat pump and at the same time generating electricity which can be stored in batteries or used to run the heat pump, home or charging of electric vehicles. Ground source heat pumps are able to provide active or passive cooling subject to the correct installation conditions being met.
It is possible to collect heat from the ground by trenching and laying pipes below ground where the temperatures are more stable and provide all year round solar energy for ground source heat pumps.
If the available space for a trenched collector or water source is not available it maybe possible to drill vertical boreholes.
It's possible to use a running stream and other water sources like rivers, lakes and ponds to extract solar energy for a water source heat pump.