What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is an alternative to traditional oil and gas heating systems. Heat pumps can be used to generate heat that can be used to produce hot water, domestic heating, pools, etc. A heat pump consists of a refrigerant circuit and compressor which runs on electricity. However they are very cost effective to run as for every kilowatt of electricity you input you get 3.5-5kW of heat energy back out. This is called coefficient of performance or COP and a typical value for our heat pumps is 4.5kW.

Our heat pumps will meet 100% of the heating and hot water requirements of your home.

How does it work?

There are 2 main types of heat pumps. Air Source and Ground Source Heat pumps.

Air Source:

This heat pump works by taking the heat from the air, (it works at -20ºC degrees) and feeding it through a compressor and this compressed gas is what is used to heat your home and hot water.

Ground Source:

This works similar to an air to water except it takes its heat from the soil rather than the air. This can be done by drilling a hole straight down into the earth or by digging out an area and laying the pipes horizontally.

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