Air source heat pumps can extract heat from air as low as -15ºC, making them ideal for installation within the UK and a suitable method of reclaiming heat energy in both summer and winter.
Just like a fridge, air source heat pumps are able to extract heat from air, but instead of expelling this air as a fridge does, the system increases the heat that it extracts from the outside air and channels it inside the building.
Although the pumps use electricity, the amount of electrical energy they use compared to the heat energy they generate, makes them a very attractive, efficient prospect for anyone looking to reduce their property’s emissions.
How Air Source Heat Pumps work
Heat from the air warms fluid in the system, which is then extracted by the pump and fed through a compressor.
This compressor concentrates the heat which subsequently raises the temperature, making it suitable to be channelled into the home/building in order to provide heating, hot water or warm air.