Air Source Heat Pumps

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Air source heat pumps heat your home with energy absorbed from the air around you, they absorb heat from the outside air which is then used to heat radiators or underfloor heating systems,and provide hot water in your home.

An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can extract heat from the air even when the outside temperature is as low as minus 15° C.

The heat pump works by cycling a refrigerant around its system. As the cooling liquid refrigerant passes through the outdoor evaporator it turns into a gas, it then heads back into the property, passing through a compressor on the way which heats the gas up, much like if you hold your finger over the end of a bicycle pump when pumping. Once inside the building this hot gas passes through a pressure valve and then through a heat exchanger, as it does this the heat stored inside the gas is transferred to the surrounding hot water system. As the heat leaves the gas in turns back into a hot refrigerant liquid. From here the liquid heads back outside to the heat pump, a condenser lowers the temperature and pressure of the liquid ready to begin the cycle again.

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Air source heat pumps qualify for the governments RHI scheme, which rewards the installation of renewable heating systems with a payment incentive (See the section “Incentives and Benefits of Renewable Energy“).

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Premier Plumbing & Heating are fully qualified and accredited installers of heat pumps. We can handle everything from sizing and designing your heat pump system, through to the installation, maintenance and RHI application.

For further information or to discuss an install, contact Premier Plumbing & Heating. We are happy to help with any questions that you may have.


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