How does an air source heat pump work?
An air source heat pump uses a special refrigerant gas which can absorb heat from the environment. The pump compresses this gas, causing its temperature to increase. This heat is then transferred to your home through a heat exchanger, which can be linked to your central heating system or a hot water cylinder.
What are the benefits of an air source heat pump?
Air source heat pumps are very energy-efficient, with some models delivering over 4 times the amount of heat energy than the electrical energy they consume. They don’t require gas or oil, helping to reduce your carbon footprint and potentially eliminate your gas or oil bills. They are user-friendly, require minimal interaction, and offer a reliable and sustainable heating solution.
What should I consider before installing an air source heat pump?
A key consideration is the design of your heating system – heat pumps operate at lower temperatures than traditional boilers, so you may need larger radiators or an underfloor heating system. Also, a detailed heat loss calculation of your property is essential to ensure the system will meet your heating needs. It’s important to note that while heat pumps require electricity, the rise in your electricity bill will likely be offset by the savings on gas or oil.
What can I expect from Gecko Renewables during the installation process?
Gecko Renewables provides a comprehensive service, starting with a site survey and heat loss calculation. This allows us to determine the appropriate size and capacity of the heat pump for your property. We also provide a radiator schedule and detailed advice on any necessary adjustments. Our experienced engineers will ensure that the installation is completed to the highest standards.
What is the ongoing maintenance required for an air source heat pump?
Air source heat pumps are relatively low-maintenance, but it is recommended to arrange for annual servicing to ensure optimal performance. Gecko Renewables provides ongoing maintenance and support to ensure the continued efficiency of your heat pump system.