Air source heat pumps are becoming more and more popular as a greener alternative to traditional heating systems. They use the natural heat in the air to provide warmth and offer a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution. We can help you find the right system for your property as well as install and service air source heat pumps right across Sussex and Surrey.
What Are Air Source Heat Pumps?
Air source heat pumps (also referred to as air-to-water source heat pumps) are a new type of low-carbon heating that extract heat from the air outside to heat your rooms through radiators or underfloor heating. An air source heat pump is more environmentally friendly than your traditional gas-powered boiler which is great for your carbon footprint whilst receiving efficient heating,
How Do Air Source Heat Pumps Work?
Air source heat pumps function similarly to a refrigerator but in reverse. They draw heat from the outdoor air using a special coil filled with a cooling liquid. This liquid absorbs the heat and transforms it into a gas. The gas is then compressed, which raises its temperature even more. Afterwards, the hot gas passes through another coil, where it releases the captured heat into the indoor space. Finally, the cooled gas returns to its liquid form and the process repeats itself.
Air Source Pump Services
We offer a range of air source heat pump services in Sussex and Surrey to meet your needs, including:
Air Source Heat Pump Installation
Our experienced heating engineers will ensure a professional and efficient installation of your air source heat pump tailored to meet your needs. We take care of the entire process, from system design to final testing, to guarantee optimal performance and customer satisfaction. We work right across Sussex and Surrey in towns like Brighton and Horsham as well as rural areas too.
Air Source Heat Pump Servicing
Regular maintenance is important for keeping your air source heat pump operating at top performance. Our skilled engineers provide thorough servicing, including cleaning filters, checking refrigerant levels, and inspecting all components to ensure your system functions reliably and efficiently.
Air Source Heat Pump Repairs
We offer repair services to address any issues that may arise. Whether it’s troubleshooting a malfunctioning component or resolving a refrigerant leak, our experienced heating engineers can diagnose and repair problems quickly and efficiently.
Pros and Cons of Air Source Heat Pumps
Opting for air source heat pumps over traditional heating offers many advantages such as energy efficiency and year-round comfort. However, there may also be some disadvantages you may want to consider. Here are the pros and cons of using air source heat pumps.
Pros of air source heat pumps
- Energy efficiency – Air source heat pumps are highly energy-efficient which can help you potentially save money on your energy bills. They produce more heat energy than they consume thanks to their high coefficient of performance (COP).
- Heating and cooling capabilities – Unlike traditional heating systems, air source heat pumps can actually provide both heating and cooling. This versatility means you can have year-round comfort in your home or business regardless of the time of year.
- Environmental sustainability – By using renewable energy from the air, air source heat pumps reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a more sustainable future. They are a great eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuel-based heating systems.
Cons of air source heat pumps
- Higher installation costs – Compared to traditional heating systems, the upfront installation costs of air source heat pumps can be higher. However, it’s important to consider the long-term energy savings and potential government air source heat pump grants available for financial support.
- Electricity dependency – Since air source heat pumps require electricity to operate, you won’t be completely off-grid unless you generate your own electricity through alternative renewable sources. However, there is an option to choose electricity from energy providers that offer 100% renewable energy, allowing you to align your heating system with a sustainable energy supply.
- Both of these cons are minor issues and the trend for using air source heat pumps to reduce your impact on the environment is huge. Our team is available to discuss any questions you may have about these systems and make sure you choose the right one for your property and lifestyle.
It’s important to weigh these pros and cons to determine whether an air source heat pump is the right choice for your specific needs and climate conditions. Consulting with a professional supplier like us can help you make an informed decision and maximise the benefits of this heating solution.
Will An Air Source Heat Pump Save Me Money On My Energy Bills?
Air source heat pumps have the potential to save you money on your energy bills due to their ability to utilise the freely available heat in the air. They, therefore, need less electricity to produce heat compared to electric heaters and boilers. This can result in significant cost savings, especially when you’re replacing older, less efficient heating systems.
The government also offers incentives and grants to support the installation of air source heat pumps, which means the costs are reduced even less. This is down to the UK’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050.
Areas we cover
Our air source heat pump services cover a range of areas within Sussex as we serve the majority of areas in Brighton, Shoreham and Sussex. A selection of these are listed below:
Available air source pump grants
To promote the use of renewable heating technologies, there are different grants and incentives available from the government specifically for air source heat pumps.
These financial assistance programs are designed to help reduce the initial installation costs and make it more affordable to transition to a greener heating system. At Hartswood Heating, our knowledgeable team can assist you in navigating the grant application process.
We’ll make sure you fully understand and can take advantage of the funding opportunities that are available to support your switch to an eco-friendly heating solution.
Why choose Hartswood Heating?
At Hartswood Heating, we pride ourselves in being air source heat pump experts. With our wealth of experience, certified engineers, and commitment to customer satisfaction, we provide top-quality service and solutions. We are proud to be Which? Trusted Traders which means we will always give good, honest advice on the best heating solutions for your home or business.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can air source heat pumps provide cooling as well?
Yes, air source heat pumps have the ability to provide both heating and cooling. They can reverse their operation to extract heat from indoor spaces and release it outside, effectively providing cooling during warmer months.
How much does an air source heat pump installation cost?
The cost of installing an air source heat pump can vary depending on factors such as the size of your home, the complexity of the installation, and any additional requirements. It’s best to get in touch with our friendly team for a customised quote.
Do air source heat pumps require regular maintenance?
Like any heating or cooling system, air source heat pumps require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Routine checks, filter cleaning, and professional servicing are recommended to keep the system running efficiently.
Are air source heat pumps noisy?
Modern air source heat pumps are designed to operate quietly. The noise level is generally comparable to that of a refrigerator or a fan, and it should not cause a huge disturbance indoors or outdoors.
Do air source heat pumps work in cold weather?
Contrary to popular belief, air source heat pumps do work well in cold weather. They can absorb heat from the air even when temperatures drop as low as -15°C. By compressing the heat, they can effectively keep your home warm and cosy. In countries with extremely cold climates, like Sweden, heat pumps are widely used despite the frigid winters.