Updated: Apr 7, 2021
Worcester Bosch is due to release the latest edition of their air conditioning split units at the beginning of April, and we are eager to get our hands on them. Two of our engineers, Kieron and Ollie are officially F-gas safe, trained at Viva Training Academy in Halifax. The boys spent last week working hard to become F-gas safe just in time for the release of the units. We plan to install the units into our office space by mid-April and are hopeful that we will be ready to begin installing for customers by the beginning of May, everything depending on the release date. If you're interested in learning a bit more about the many benefits of choosing air source heat pumps, have a read of this article...
Air source heat pumps work by transferring heat from the outside air to an indoor area, such as office spaces and homes. Depending on the model, particular air source heat pumps can provide heating in the winter and cooling solutions in the summer months. The heat pumps have an easy installation process as they require no digging in the ground, and they can take as little as two days to install.
Switching to air source heat pumps can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint, a huge obstacle that the world is tackling together. By switching from coal or an electricity-based heating system, you can significantly reduce carbon emissions. And because the pumps use outside air to provide heating and cooling solutions to homes and office spaces, they can also help save money on energy bills. And by generating this heat, you may become eligible for payments through the renewable heat incentive, a scheme that's running through to 2022.
Some models of heat pumps can also be used to heat water. The flow temperature must be at approximately 55 degrees to heat water; if your system's function is to heat spaces, the flow temperature will be 35 degrees. Air source heat pumps are efficient in both winter and summer. Heat pumps can extract heat from temperatures down to -20 degrees.
The COP of a heat pump measures its efficiency by comparing the input needed to produce heat to the heat output. A typical heat pump runs at a COP of 3.2, and when the outdoor temperature is 7 degrees, the heat pump is 320% efficient. For each kWh of electricity used by the fans and the compressor, 3.2 kWh of heat is the output. The higher the COP, the higher the efficiency of the heat pump.
Heat pumps are semi-renewable because they still need a source of electricity to power the system. Should you want to make your home even more sustainable, you can heat your home by combining heat pumps and solar panels.
They have a long lifespan, with the correct maintenance (once a year servicing), the air source heat pumps should be operational for up to 20 years, most air pumps also come with a 5-year warranty, giving you that extra bit of peace of mind.