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Things You Must Know About Air Source Heat Pump

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The function of an air source heat pump (sometimes referred to as an air-to-water heat pump) is transfering heat from the outside air to water. This procedure adopts underfloor heating or radiators to heat the rooms in your house. Additionally, an air source heat pump can heat water stored in a hot water cylinder for your taps, showers, and baths.


How Does an Air Source Heat Pump Work?

In the working process, heat from the air is absorbed into a fluid by an air source heat pump. Then, the heat pump uses this fluid to boost the temperature and transfer the heat to the water after passing through a heat exchanger.

Hybrid Heating System

Hybrid Heating System

Is an Air Source Heat Pump Right for Me?

Air source heat pumps are suitable for many types of houses. They are the most common type of household heat pump in the UK, a total of tens of thousands installed. To assist you decide if an air source heat pump is right for your home, Shenling has a professional team of sales specialists to customize their own personalized heat pumps for various needs of the customers.

R290 Heat Pump

R290 Heat Pump

What Type of Air Source Heat Pump Should I Choose?

There are two types of air source heat pumps provided by Shenling: monobloc and split systems.

  • Monobloc Systems: These have all the components in a single outdoor unit, with pipes carrying water to the central heating system and a hot water cylinder inside your house.
  • Split Systems: These separate the components between indoor and outdoor units.

However, whether a monobloc or split system is right for you will depend on your own budget and actual available space of house. In comparison, the Monobloc systems tend to be cheaper and quicker to install, taking up less space inside your home. Additionally, the split systems can be more efficient because some of the heat transfer takes place inside the building, resulting in less heat loss.


ThermaX Split Heat Pump

ThermaX Split Heat Pump

Shenling ThermaX Heat Pump

ThermaX Heat Pump

Does Installing an Air Source Heat Pump Require Space?

Yes. A space outside your house where a unit can be mounted on a wall or set on the ground is required, as is sufficient room around it to allow for proper airflow. Despite being more expensive, a split system could be a better option if your home is small.

What if I Don’t Have Any Outdoor Space?

Compact air source heat pumps are designed for small, well-insulated modern flats and homes. These only require a cupboard with around 80cm x 80cm floor space near an exterior wall. In addition, another option is an air-to-air heat pump, which is more often used to heat smaller properties like flats, etc.

How Do I Store Hot Water?

A standard air source heat pump does not provide hot water on demand like a combi boiler, so you’ll need a way of storing hot water, such as a hot water cylinder. The size of the hot water cylinder depends on your household’s hot water usage and can fit inside a cupboard that measures at least 80x80cm. If space is an issue, some hybrid systems combine the air source heat pump with a boiler for hot water on demand.

Why Would I Need an Air Source Heat Pump?

There are several benefits of air source heat pumps:

  • Lower Energy Bills: This depending on your heat pump’s design and usage. In general, you can save much more money on your energy bills by using air source heat pump.
  • Reduce Energy Use: In contrast to conventional boilers, heat pumps operate on electricity; however, the heat energy they generate exceeds the electrical energy required to operate the system.
  • Cut Carbon Emissions: Heat pumps are a low-carbon heating source, resulting in lower emissions compared to gas or oil boilers.


Running Costs and Savings

The price range for acquiring and setting up a heat pump typically falls between $1,500 and $3,000. It is advisable to obtain multiple quotes in order to compare expenses, installation methods, and warranty offerings.

Here you can find more information about the costs of heat pumps:

How much does a cold climate heat pump cost? – https://www.shenlingglobal.com/blog/how-much-does-a-cold-climate-heat-pump-cost/
Upgrade your home heating system with heat pumps – https://www.shenlingglobal.com/blog/upgrade-your-home-heating-system-with-heat-pumps-benefits-costs-and-installation/

Getting an Air Source Heat Pump

  1. Decide if an Air Source Heat Pump is Right for You: Use guides and online tools to determine suitability.
  2. See if You Can Get Help with the Cost: Depending on where you live, funding may be available.
  3. Find a Trusted Installer: Choose a certified installer and system accredited through the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). Get quotes from at least three installers to find a better deal.

Last but not least, an air source heat pump from Shenling can not only significantly reduce your energy expenditures but also reduce your carbon footprint, making it a wise investment for a sustainable future.

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