An air-source heat pump (ASHP), sometimes referred to as an air to water heat pump is a heating system that works by transferring heat absorbed from the outside air into the property.

This is an extremely green form of energy that is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners in the UK. Air source heat pumps are generally more efficient than gas boilers, but are not suitable for every home.

At Gas Safe, we have invested heavily in renewable energy and have achieved certifications to allow us to install, repair and maintain air source heat pumps.

To find out more about having an air source heat pump installed at your home, give our expert team a call today on 0117 964 0078 or fill out a callback request form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    What Is An Air Source Heat Pump?

    An air source heat pump is a type of low carbon heating system that works by taking heat from the air and boosting it to a higher temperature using a compressor.

    To provide heat to a home, air is taken from outside the property and heated using a compressor before being transferred into the home through a heat exchanger.

    Air source heat pumps look very similar to air conditioning units and sit on the exterior of the home, unlike a boiler.

    Air source heat pumps provide the greatest benefit to well-insulated homes. The more efficient the home is, the more effective the pump will be.

    Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps

    Air source heat pumps offer a number of benefits including:

    • Low-cost method of heating your home
    • Eligible for financial incentives through the RHI scheme
    • More energy-efficient method of heating
    • Reduces your carbon footprint
    • Safe method of heating with no combustion involved
    • Can also provide cooling in the warmer months
    • Less disruptive installation than other renewable energy methods

    Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme

    The renewable heat incentive (RHI) is a scheme set up by the UK government which aims to encourage greater use of renewable heating technologies.

    Under the scheme, households that meet the criteria are eligible for financial support from the government for up to 7 years so long as they remain compliant with the RHI scheme rules.

    Eligible households are issued an incentive payment every quarter which is paid directly into their bank account.

    The amount of money that can be received through the RHI varies depending on the type of heating system you are using, your usage and the current tariffs. The maximum that can be claimed is approximately £4,000 every year!

    Tip: Use the Domestic RHI payment calculator to find out how much you could be eligible to receive.  

    RECC & NICEIC MCS Approved Contractors

    At Gas Safe, we have invested heavily in sustainable and renewable technologies through professional accreditations:

    • NICEIC Microgeneration Certification (MCS) – Our MCS accreditation means we are approved to work on air source heat pumps.
    • Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) – To be recognised by the RECC, we operate in a way that is compliant with the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, covering everything from quotes through to repairs.

    Sustainability and renewable energy make up part of our core values and we will continue to invest in the training, expertise and products required to provide a leading service to the domestic renewable energy sector.

    Our Air Source Heat Pump Installation Process

    1. Contact

    After requesting a callback or contacting us directly, one of our friendly team will discuss your options and provide a quick quote based on your requirements.

    2. Site Survey

    One of our trained engineers will then visit your home to carry out a site survey and ensure your property is suitable for an air source heat pump.

    3. Quote

    At this point, we provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation

    4. Installation

    Following acceptance of the quote, our installation team will attend your premises and install the pump. We can then provide any maintenance and repairs as required.

    Air Source Heat Pump FAQs

    • How Much Does an Air Source Heat Pump Cost?

      The cost of installation will vary depending on factors including the size of your home, how well insulated your home is and the type of pump required. Most installs cost between £10,000 – £15,000 approximately.
    • How Long Does Installation Take?

      Installation of an air source heat pump will typically take 5 days.
    • How Do I Know If My Home Is Suitable for An Air Source Heat Pump?

      Unfortunately, not every home in the UK is suitable for an air source heat pump. At Gas Safe, we provide quick budget quotes before carrying out a full site survey to ensure that your home is suitable.
    • Do You Provide a Warranty?

      Yes, all of our air source heat pumps come with a warranty of 1 – 2 Years.
    • What Brands Do You Work With?

      The main brand of air source heat pumps we install is Daikin. Daikin are an established and trusted brand and we have found their products to be extremely effective and reliable.

    Go Green with an Air Source Heat Pump for Your Home

    If you want to discover the benefits of an air source heat pump for your home, or have a problem with your existing unit – contact Gas Safe today.

    Call us on 0117 964 0078 or fill out the callback form and one of our expert team will get back to you.

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