Air Source Heat Pumps
Heat your home/water with energy absorbed from the air around you
Air Source Heat Pumps are a very realistic alternative to the conventional fossil-fuelled heating system and does not require any digging or underground pipe work.
ASHPs use basic thermodynamic principles to convert latent heat, contained within the ambient air, into heat energy that can be used to provide heating and hot water.
This system can be classified as a renewable energy source because the heat in the air is replenished by the sun.
There are two types of ASHP; "Air to air" and "air to water".
Air to water heat pumps release the energy into a water circuit which is then used in a wet heating system such as radiators or under floor.
Air to air pumps release the captured energy through an air heat exchanger, which is then forced, by fan, around the dwelling through trunking or directly into the room.
Air source heat pumps are between three and four times more efficient than a modern gas boiler. Once operating, you can expect to reduce your fuel bills by 30% to 60%.
Renewable Heat Premium Payment?
The RHI will pay a fixed amount per year to those who opt to change from heating systems operated by fossil fuels to renewable options The RHI pays participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings. By increasing the generation of heat from renewable energy sources (instead of fossil fuels), the RHI helps the UK reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet targets for reducing the effects of climate change.
Households with biomass boilers and heat pumps who install a metering and monitoring package will also receive additional payments per annum of £200 and £230 respectively.
To be eligible for RHI payments you will be required to have a Green Deal assessment and where appropriate have cavity wall insulation and a loft insulated to a minimum of 250mm. If you have a biomass system, the installation will need to adhere to fuel sustainability and air quality requirements.
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If you are considering an Air Source Heat Pump installation contact Space Renewable Energy Ltd