Air Source Heat Pump Systems - FAQ's

 

Where are Air to Water Heat Pumps installed?

The Air Source Heat Pump is an external unit with an indoor water cylinder and control panel. The external unit is usually placed near a wall, but can be set away from the property.

The unit can be fixed to the ground on a solid platform, or mounted on a wall with special brackets. Air Source Heat Pumps however must have at least 1metre clearance to the front and 30cms behind, in order for air circulation.

 

Do Air to Water Heat Pumps need a back up heat source?

Air to Water Heat Pumps do not require a back up heating system. A Heat Pump is perfectly capable of providing all of a property’s heating and hot water.

 

How much does an Air to Water Heat Pump cost?

Every property is different and therefore at Purdy Contracts we provide estimates based on an actual floor area, other heat sources, the age of the property and levels of insulation.

An Air to Water Heat Pump system is likely to cost more than a standard heating system however this should be seen as an investment due to the systems potential savings on fuel bills, plus proposed and current grant schemes.

Independent advice on running costs and potential savings is available from the Energy Saving Trust www.energysavingtrust.org.uk

 

How much money can I save on heating and hot water bills?

Fuel prices fluctuate; however, an Air to Water Heat Pump will save significant amounts against Oil, LPG and mains gas. Independent advice is available from the Energy Saving Trust www.energysavingtrust.org.uk.

 

Can the Heat Pump provide my domestic hot water?

Yes. A heat pump is more than capable of meeting the domestic hot water needs of a property and can heat your water up to 60 degrees. Air Source Heat Pumps have a water cylinder, which can be sized to your requirements.

 

Can Air to Water Heat Pumps be placed in existing properties?

Air to Water Heat Pumps are suitable for the vast majority of properties and not just confined to new build projects. Indeed many farms, barn conversions and other rural properties are often restricted to LPG or Oil as there only alternative.

 

How safe are Water to Air Heat Pumps?

Compared to a common boiler the heat pump is extremely safe. As an electrical based system it has no naked flames and does not produce poisonous Carbon Monoxide, indeed with the Heat Pump the days of setting fire to a toxic substance to heat your home have gone. A Legionella prevention device is also contained inside the Heat Pump, a mechanism that is in advance of current domestic building regulations

 

Benefits of Air to Water Heat Pumps

✔ Air to Water Heat Pumps can lower your annual fuel bills

Air to Water Heat Pumps can reduce your carbon footprint and your properties carbon emissions

✔ Air to Water Heat Pumps can be utilised all year round between +35°C and

-25°C

✔ Air to Water Heat Pumps are always available and inexhaustible source of heat

✔ Air to Water Heat Pumps ensure no requirement for the cost and land area of ground collectors

✔ Air to Water Heat Pumps are Ideal for new build or retrofit applications, especially where space is limited

✔ Air to Water Heat Pumps can be used for heating, cooling, domestic hot water and swimming pools

✔ Air to Water Heat Pumps can add value to your property

✔ Air to Water Heat Pumps require very little maintenance