Air Source Heat Pump

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps are an efficient way of heating your property, especially for systems such as underfloor heating where the heat is on low for a longer duration and for radiator heating.

Not only can you save money on fuel bills, you could also receive money from the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), reduce your use of fossil fuels and cut your household’s CO2 usage.

How does does it work?

Solar thermal panels use heat from the sun to warm fluid passing through them, as the diagram below shows. This is then used to heat your water, which is stored in a hot water cylinder. An immersion heater/unvented hot water cylinder might be needed as a back-up heater or to get the water to the temperature you want.

What are the benefits?

• Less space is required compared to other renewable products because the main unit is located outside.

• They are generally more cost effective to install than alternative renewable heating systems.

• On a well-designed heating system with under-floor heating and an outside air temperature of 7°C, air source heat pumps can reach efficiencies of up to 5.1kW of heat for every 1kW of electricity used. This is known as the COP (Coefficient of Performance). Electric storage heaters have a COP of 1kW of heat to every 1kW of electricity used.

• Can be used with radiators and under-floor heating systems.

• Only one fuel bill is required for your home as they only require electricity to run.

• Very reliable as there are no hot burners required.

• Applicable for Home Energy Scotland funding

Air Source Heat Pump FAQs

The average heat pump starts at about £6000 + VAT. One of our design team will work alongside you to design the best option taking into account the number of people living in the house, the size of the house and your budget.
The average heat pump will last around 15 years and we would advise an annual service to keep it working efficiently and to keep the warranty valid. Ask a member of our team to find out more.
Our designers will look at your current system and may have to make some changes to your radiators to allow your heat pump to work efficiently.
Yes, Funding is available from Home Energy Scotland to help with the cost of installing a heat pump. We can help guide you with on how to apply.
On average you can expect to save around 30-35% on your annual fuel bills but this will vary from project to project.