Air Source Heat Pumps Bristol – Why Should You Choose One?
Air source heat pumps are a clever renewable energy solution that absorbs heat from the outside air to provide your home with heating and hot water. If you want to generate your own heat, save money on your energy bills and make your home all-around more energy efficient, then an air source heat pump is an ideal choice.
Here at Summit Energies, we have been providing a range of renewable energy solutions, including air source heat pumps, in Bristol and beyond for over 40 years. Over the years we’ve built up a huge profile of happy clients, who’ve been proud to work with us and continuously appreciate their reduced energy bills as a result of their new system. To find out more about the air source heat pumps we provide in Bristol, get in touch today on 01291 421 671.
Read our guide below to find out more about the pros and cons of air-source heat pumps, to help you decide whether it’s the best investment for your home.
How Does Would an Air Source Heat Pump Work in Your Bristol Home?
An air-source heat pump is typically placed outdoors either at the side or back of your home. It will pull heat from the air and bring it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. Air-source heat pumps can even take energy from the air outside when the weather is cold and use it to create heat. However, even though the pump does in fact use electricity to heat the air, it will on average use less electricity than the heat it produces.
In fact, as the system generates heat, many models will be eligible for payment through the Renewable Heat Incentive. The renewable heat incentive is a government scheme that provides payments to homeowners who generate their own heat. Once you join the scheme, you’ll have to follow the rules set out by the government and then you will be able to receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat your system provides.
What are the Benefits of a Heat Pump?
Air source heat pumps can provide a huge range of benefits in your Bristol home, including;
- Lower fuel bills, especially if you are replacing a conventional electric heating source,
- Potential income through the UK government’s renewable heat incentive (RHI),
- Lower carbon emissions,
- No fuel deliveries required,
- Heating your home as well as your water,
- A long lifespan, providing an exceptionally reliable and steady source of heat,
- Very little maintenance required.
Could Your Bristol Home Benefit from an Air Source Heat Pump?
To tell if you will benefit from an air source heat pump, consider these key questions;
Do you have somewhere to install it?
When installing an air source heat pump unit, it will either have to be placed on a wall or on the ground. It will also need plenty of space around to ensure that it gets a good flow of air.
What type of heating systems will you need?
Homes without an existing central heating system will require one to be installed for an air source heat pump to work.
Is your home well insulated?
Since air source heat pumps work best when producing heat at a lower temperature than traditional boilers, it’s important that your home is fully insulated and draught-proofed to minimise heat loss.
What fuel will you be replacing?
An air-source heat pump is a solution that will pay for itself when you are replacing a typically expensive system such as electric heating.
The Perfect System to Heat Your Bristol-Based Home
Heat pumps will work best when there isn’t much of a difference between the inside and outside temperature. The best way to visualise this is by thinking about your fridge, which will have to work harder in hot weather.
This makes an air source heat pump system an excellent match for an underfloor heating system. This is because floors cover a much bigger area than radiators. Therefore they will not need to get as hot to provide the same amount of warmth to heat your home.
What’s more, thanks to the advanced technology of the Mitsubishi Ecodan and its ability to provide outstanding variable flow temperature control, radiators can also be easily provided with the hot water they need.
Heat pumps can also be an excellent source of hot water. Typically, many will choose to install a buffer tank inside their home alongside a heat pump. The buffer tank will store water, warmed directly by the heat pump. This will then be used for your central heating and to provide instant hot water around your home.
Why Choose Summit Energies for High-Quality Air Source Heat Pumps in Bristol?
Here at Summit Energies, we have been providing a range of heat pumps, including both ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps, in Bristol for over 40 years. We’re in fact part of the Mitsubishi electric partner programme, which was designed to raise industry standards, by allowing us access to trade-only products of the highest specification to match our top quality service.
So, if you would like to enquire further about our air source heat pumps in Bristol, or you would like to find out more about our range of renewable energy solutions, then we will be more than happy to help. Our expert team will talk you through all of the energy efficient solutions we provide and advise you on the best one to suit you.
To get a quote today, make sure to contact us on 01291 421 671. No matter how big or small the project, whether you want an air source heat pump, ground source heat pump or another renewable energy solution, we’ll be more than happy to help.