Air Source Heat Pumps Benefits
Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home. Some of the main benifits of air source heat pumps are:
Low carbon alternative
A major advantage of air source heat pumps is the reduced pollution. Depending on the size and the efficiency of a pump, the average UK household could see their carbon emissions slashed by 800 to 5410 kilograms.
The Energy Saving Trust suggests that savings of up to £650 can be made by switching to an air source heat pump system. The greatest saving will come from moving from an oil or LPG system.
Air source heat pumps are easy to install and don’t take up much room, making them suitable for even the smallest of gardens. All that’s needed is a mountable wall or an external hard surface. Once an air source heat pump is fitted, that’s it. The life span of a pump is roughly 20 years, which allows you to make saving over a large period of time.
Get Paid for what you produce
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, communities and businesses through the provision of financial incentives. For Air source heat pumps the tariff is 7.3 p/kWh of renewable energy produced. The scheme is due to begin in the spring of 2014.
In the mean time the Government has incentivised the installation of Air Source Heat pumps by making one off premium payments worth up to £1300 available to help you cover the initial costs of installation.