When asked how heat pumps work people often say “they work like a fridge but in reverse”. Which is fine if you know how a fridge works, but if you don’t it leaves you somewhat in the dark! So how do they work? The key to the way they work is a compressor and a refrigerant. Heat from the air is absorbed at low temperature into a fluid (the refrigerant). This fluid then passes through a compressor where its pressure and temperature is increased. It then transfers its heat to the heating and hot water circuits of a building. In this manner an air source heat pump can always extract heat energy from the air as long as there is a temperature differential between the refrigerant and the outside air temperature. Importantly, with current technology and the range of Air Source Heat Pumps we install, this process can be carried out efficiently right the way down to -15°C.
Your heat pump should be looked at once a year by a professional installer, this ensures that you RHI payments can continue and any conditions of manufacturer’s warranties are met.
Yes, all Air Source Heat Pumps we install come with at least two years parts and labour warranty. Extended warranties of up to seven years are available, details of these can be provided on request.
Yes, we offer service contracts with monthly, quarterly or annual payment schedules. Details of the different levels we offer are available on request.
Not necessarily. Air Source Heat Pumps can work with your current radiators depending on their size, we will measure all your radiators to see if they are sufficient at our no obligation site survey prior to offering you a quotation.
No, we can utilise your existing 240v supply to power the Heat Pump.
We are approved installers of Samsung, NIBE and Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pumps. We have selected these products for their high quality and long warranties.
The Domestic RHI scheme saw no degresion in October 2017 so the tariff for domestic ASHP’s valid until 31st December 2017 is 10.18p/kWh
The Commercial RHI tariff for ASHP’s is 2.61p/kWh
If any new tariff changes are to be made due to degression, the announcement by BEIS would be made by 1 December 2017