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What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) absorb heat from the outside air to heat your home and hot water.
They can still extract heat when air temperatures are as low as -15°C.

Changing to an Air Source Heat Pump allows you to produce your own renewable heat which could result in lower energy bills.

How does an Air Source Heat Pump work?

An Air Source Heat Pump absorbs heat from the outside air, turning it into a fluid which is then passed through a heat exchanger into a heat pump. The pump increases the temperature and transfers it into water.

This water is used to heat radiators or underfloor heating systems. Water can also be stored in a hot water cylinder for use in showers, baths and hot taps.

Air Source Heat Pumps are the most popular type of heat pump in the UK since they are compatible with the majority of homes. 

Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps

Why should you consider upgrading your current heating system and installing an Air Source Heat Pump?

Check out below the benefits you could start taking advantage of.

Reduce your energy bills
Installing an Air Source heat pump can potentially lower your energy bill due to their high efficiency. For example, they are 3-4 times more efficient than boilers as they generate more heat than the amount of electricity required to operate.
 
How much you could save depends on your current heating system, if you upgrade from an old and less efficient system your energy bills could reduce dramatically.
Lower your Carbon Footprint

Air Source Heat Pumps are a form of renewable energy as they generate heat by absorbing air from outside your home.

This means you can greatly reduce your carbon footprint and your effect on the environment.

Eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

You could be eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. This scheme is designed to support homeowners to pay for the cost of installing low carbon heating systems. 

This is a plan to increase the decarbonisation of buildings in the UK.

Homeowners can apply for gants of up to £5,000 for the installation of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPS).

Low Maintenance & Long Lifespan

ASHPs require very little maintenance and generally only need to be serviced once a year to ensure they are performing at optimal efficiency.

Air source heat pumps also have a long lifespan, so long as they are well maintained they can last for around 20 years.

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Alternative Heat Pumps
Solitaire also offer other renewable ways to heat your home.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) use pipes that are buried in the garden to extract heat from the ground. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home.

Solar Assisted Heat Pumps

In comparison to other Solar systems, Solar Assisted Heat Pumps utilise Heat Pump and Solar principles, meaning they work both day and night to heat your hot water whenever its needed