In this article, we are looking mainly at the advantages of installing an air source heat pump in Bristol.
Air source heat pumps are an alternative to some more traditional home heating methods such as LPG, older gas-fired boilers, and electric storage heaters. There are many positive points to installing an air source heat pump, but you must be fully aware of how they work and also the process you have to go through to work out if they are the right type of heat source for you.
The Benefits of an Air Source Heat Pump
Let’s look at the positives first of all in installing an air source heat pump, there are grants available at the moment from funders working under a government approved scheme that can pay back the costs involved of installing a heat pump heating system. It’s called the Renewable Heat Incentive and you should investigate this and see what type and how much the repayments you receive may be. To apply for the funding, you must have a certificate supplied by the air source heat pump installer Bristol within 10 days of it being fitted.
Air source heat pumps are much more energy-efficient than conventional heating systems and can generate far less Co2. Compared to a ground source heat pump they also are far less complicated to install too. You can also save money on the running costs compared to other heat sources. If you search for an air source heat pump installer in Bristol, then you should be able to find a professional who can assist you with all the questions regarding if an air source heat pump is the right thing for you and your home.
Make Sure to Consider
You will need to consider the following though as air source heat pumps may not be the right choice for everyone. They require electricity to run so, therefore, are not carbon zero unless you are using electricity from a source such as a wind generator or a solar panel system. If carbon neutral is your thing, then this is something you really need to consider carefully. When you take into account the energy needed to build a carbon zero energy device, such as a wind turbine, and then the air pump system too and match it with the usage of say an average family in a four-bedroom home then it may take you decades to get into a carbon-neutral situation. If it’s a commercial property however or a hotel where energy usage is much higher then, it would, of course, take a lesser period of time to pay back and also may well be a selling point for your customers to choose you over someone else using traditional energy creation methods.
Choose Your Air Source Heat Pump Today
With an air source heat pump system costing around £10,000 to buy and install, depending on the size of the property of course, and a grant available to repay that investment over a period of up to 7 years then it’s a real advantage to get an air source heat pump installed in your home as the savings you can make in the usage can be as much as £1200 per year depending on your current energy supply and if you get the capital investment back too why not go for it? As well as adding value to your property should you wish to sell at a point in time there really does not appear, financially to be a downside. Please talk to your local air source heat pump installer though as there are a few things you need to consider first. Thanks for reading about installing an air source heat pump.