Is your boiler on the way out? Have you been considering having it replaced? An Air Source Heating system could be your renewable alternative to a new fossil fuel boiler!
Using energy from the air, Air Source Heat Pumps are a low-carbon, renewable alternative to a traditional gas or oil boiler. They work by using heat from the outside air to heat the inside of your home as well as creating hot water. Similar to how an air conditioning unit and fridge works but in reverse. They work best in homes and properties that are well insulated and have loft wall insulation and double-glazed windows, as the heat that is created then stays in the homes.
Air Source Heat Pumps are usually attached to an exterior wall or placed on the ground outside your home. Ideally, near a wall that gets plenty of sun throughout the day, this will increase the heat of the air around the pump and make it more efficient. As they produce heat at a lower temperature than traditional boilers, it is important that your home is well insulated. This will help to minimise heat loss and increase effectiveness.
Air Source Heating is covered by the Government’s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. This is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heating systems. Those who join the scheme and stick to its rules can receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green energy that their system produces.
Renewables heating is relatively easy to install and requires low maintenance. A usual installation can be completed in 2 days. They come with long warranties and typically last longer than traditional boilers. The exact savings that an ASHP will bring depends on the kind of fuel you are replacing. If you are on an oil, LPG or coal system, particularly an old one, it could provide you with big savings.
If you are considering replacing your boiler with an Air Source Heat Pump, get in touch with us today!