Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps

A heat pump is a thermodynamic machine that takes heat from the outside (air and ground) to transfer it using a compressor to heat or cool the home, and produce hot water.

The heat pump only consumes the electricity required to operate the compressor and its accessories. This is why its requirements are 3 to 4 times lower than the energy its recovers. There is no other system that compete with this in terms of efficiency and running cost.

The Coefficient of Performance (COP) measures the ratio between the energy supplied and the energy used: for instance, a heat pump with a COP of 3 will consume 1 kWh of electricity and supply 3 kWh for the heating system. When combined with a solar photovoltaic system the savings are even greater!

Heat pumps enable savings of up to 70% on a heating bill. In comparison with a fuel oil boiler, heat pumps can reduce CO2 emissions by more than 70%.

We have been really busy in recent years replacing old, inefficient gas and oil boilers with the latest technology in heat pumps.

What is thermodynamism?

Thermodynamism is a closed circuit in which a refrigerant fluid in its liquid or gaseous state circulates according to the elements through which it has to flow.