An air source heat pump works by transferring heat absorbed from the outside air to an indoor space. This works via the wet central heating systems to heat radiators and provides domestic hot water. Heat pumps work similarly to a refrigerator: they absorb heat and transfer it to another medium.
Certain air source heat pumps can also work as a cooling system in the summer months. Most commonly they are placed outside of a building where there is enough space for the installation.
There are two main types of air source heat pumps:
Air to air heat pumps, which absorb heat from the outside air and then transfer it directly into your home via a fan system to heat a room.
Air to water heat pumps, which absorb heat from the outside air and then transfer it via your central heating system to provide hot water heating, radiator, or underfloor heating in an indoor space (or all three).
In order to achieve Net Zero by 2050, the UK government aims to install 19 million heat pumps in new builds. With the increase in heat pump deployment, the UK government grants make this renewable energy source even cheaper to run and reduce the burden of air source heat pump costs.
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