With growing tensions surrounding climate change and the current cost-of-living crisis, it is no wonder that many people are turning to renewable energy sources for both residential and commercial purposes.
In particular, you no longer need to suffer through cold indoor environments due to rising energy bills – instead, you can invest in an energy efficient alternative, air source heat pumps to help heat your home or other, without breaking the bank.
Air source heat pumps are extremely cost-effective, but how exactly? Keep reading to find out.
What Are Air Source Heat Pumps?
Air source heat pumps do not generate heat like traditional heating systems that burn fuel or convert energy into heat. Instead, they extract heat from the outside air, transferring it to water inside your home to heat systems such as underfloor heating or radiators, as well as to heat water for taps, baths, and showers. This is known as an air-to-water heat pump and requires the installation of radiators or underfloor heating.
If your property does not currently have a radiator or underfloor heating, and you are not willing to install either, then an air-to-air heat pump may be the better alternative. Air-to-air heat pumps, unlike air-to-water heat pumps, do not require other heating systems. Instead, these heat pumps transfer outside air to air inside your property via air blowers or air conditioning units.
Deciding to Install an Air Source Heat Pump
The size of air source heat pumps can intimidate some people, discouraging them from investing in one due to space constraints, however, we urge you to not let this deter you from installing one.
If you are looking to reduce energy bills and carbon emissions, it would be worthwhile looking into heat pump installers such as HGM Mechanical who are dedicated to being with you every step of the way.
For example, if space is a concern of yours when it comes to air source heat pumps, don’t fret – our expert team are more than happy to work with you in finding a feasible solution to help counteract any space or other practical issues that you may have.
The Cost-Effectiveness of Air Source Heat Pumps
Compared to conventional ways of heating a property, especially during the rising energy prices, air source heat pumps can potentially reduce the cost of keeping your property warm.
Although the overall price of an air source heat pump is dependent on many factors, including whether it will be used for domestic or commercial reasons, air source heat pumps are relatively cost-effective in the long-term due to its energy efficient capabilities.
Air source heat pumps are low carbon, meaning that they do not have large amounts of carbon emissions unlike other heating systems such as gas boilers. Gas boilers are especially known to emit a lot of carbon dioxide, amounting to more than seven transatlantic flights in a year.
As a result, the running costs of air source heat pumps are significantly lower compared to gas boilers as the former is able to deliver more heat than the amount of energy being consumed. The same could not be said for the latter.
Things to Consider Regarding Air Source Heat Pump Costs
It is worth noting that air-to-water heat pumps are relatively more expensive than air-to-air heat pumps, which is something to consider when deciding between the two. If you are on a tight budget, an air-to-air heat pump may be more suitable for you.
There are other aspects that can affect the overall price of your heat pump installation – the size of the heat pump, as well as the design and structure of the property. These are all important things to think about when purchasing an air source heat pump.
Additionally, air source heat pumps are much more effective and efficient when the outside climate produces generous amounts of heat in the air. This means that during colder periods, the heat pump may not be as efficient as it may have to work harder to obtain heat from the outside.
Air Source Heat Pump Solutions with HGM Mechanical
HGM Mechanical is a provider of plumbing and heating services, including air source heat pump installations. With years of expertise and experience under our belt, plus various accreditations that prove our competency, you can rest assured that our heat pump solutions are first-rate and tailored to your needs.
Get in touch with us today for a free consultation where one of our talented team members will survey your property to provide you with the best possible heat pump quotation.