Air Source Heat Pumps

By: RES Southern Ltd  25/11/2014
Keywords: renewable energy, Heat Pumps, water heating

Typically, an air source heat pump will provide 3kWh of heating energy for every 1kWh of electricity it uses. This provides an efficient reduction in running costs for a home. Because of the way the system works, it will provide an effective heat source even when temperatures reach as low as -20 degrees outside. The system also offers the advantage of giving off no local co2 emissions, reducing its impact on the environment. An air source heat pump will work on the similar principle to a domestic refrigerator, working on a continuous cycle of changing a refrigerant from liquid to vapour. By pulling heat from the outside air into a refrigerant, it is then processed through a compressor and condenser, enabling it to emit heat as it condenses. After completing this, the refrigerant drops in temperature and returns to the start of the cycle.

Keywords: Air Source Heat Pumps, ground source heat pumps, Heat Pump, Heat Pumps, renewable energy, water heating

Other products and services from RES Southern Ltd


Underfloor Heating

Wet underfloor heating circulates warm water through a succession of continuously looped pipes beneath the floor, providing a comfortable level


Ground Source Heat Pump

This more conventional form of renewable energy uses the heat from the sun’s solar radiation to supply a source of