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Air Source Heat Pumps

At TUS we offer a comprehensive range of air source heat pump products from industry leading manufacturers Stiebel Eltron, Hitachi and Samsung.

What is an Air Souce Heat Pump?

An Air Source Heat Pump is an efficient and environmentally friendly way of heating a home or workplace using air drawn from the atmosphere. It works in a similar way to a fridge where heat is removed from food and released to the atmosphere through the metal coils on the back of the fridge.

An Air Source Heat Pump reverses this process by removing heat from the outside atmosphere and releasing to a hot water and heating system inside. It can be used to provide heat for underfloor heating, radiators and warm air convectors, and it will supply all of the hot water requirements.

The great advantage of a heat pump is that for every unit of electrical energy paid, free environmental heat units are generated, making it exceptionally efficient. For example, a typical air source heat pump will use 1kw of grid electricity which will generate 1kw of heat but in addition, it will also generate 2kw of free environmental heat thus giving an efficiency rating of 1:3 or 300%. Compare this to a traditional gas or oil system with standard efficiencies of no more than 90%.

With a projected life span of between 15 and 20 years, an Air Source Heat Pump will future proof against rising fuel prices as renewable energy units will always remain FOC.

Air Source Heat Pump Illustration

Will an air source heat pump work for me?

Here are some basic qualifying answers to the questions you should ask yourself when considering whether a heat pump will work for your customer.

If you find yourself ticking these boxes and wish to speak to one of our team about your specific project, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

  • Apart from an ASHP, the only other fuel options are Oil, LPG, Direct Electric, Solid fuel
  • The customer will be using low temp heating ( underfloor heating, oversized rads )
  • I can add more radiators if necessary to reduce system flow temperatures.
  • The property is either well insulated or can be improved
  • There is room enough to site a unit outdoors ( at least 5m away from neighbour )
  • There is room to site a domestic hot water tank and maybe a heating buffer tank
  • The customer wants to save money and future proof their property against rises in energy costs.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

At TUS we offer a comprehensive range of ground source heat pump products from industry leading manufacturers Stiebel Eltron.

A Ground Source Source Heat Pump is an efficient and environmentally friendly way of heating your home or workplace using heat drawn from ground, lakes and rivers. It works in a similar way to your fridge at home where heat is removed from food (source) and released to atmosphere through the metal coils on the back of your fridge.

A ground source heat pump reverses this process by removing latent heat present in soil, bedrock or water and releasing it to your heating system inside. There are several methods of heat extraction depending on the heat source. For example, ground heat extraction can be effected by burying lengths of polyethylene pipe in soil and circulating a heat absorbing fluid which moves heat from the soil to the heat pump. Alternatively, the same process can be applied to individual boreholes drilled deep into bedrock.

The two methods are known as “closed loop” because the means of heat extraction (absorbing fluid) is “closed” to direct contact with with heat source (soil). Alternatively “open loop” refers to heat extracted directly from a heat source, usually heat laden water from ground aquifers. This method involves drilling two boreholes, one to pump water out (extract borehole) and the other (recharge borehole) to take water back into the aquifer when heat has been extracted. Ground Source Heat Pumps can be used to provide heat for underfloor heating, radiators and warm air convectors, and supply all of your hot water requirements.

The great advantage of ground source heat pumps is that for every unit of electrical energy consumed, free environmental heat units are captured and with vast amounts of solar heat stored in soil, bedrock and water, it makes the ground source heat pump the most efficient renewable heating technology currently available. For example, a typical ground source heat pump will generate 1kw of electrical heat and 3/4kw of environmental heat for every unit of electricity consumed giving an efficiency rating of 1:4/5 or 400/500%. Compare this to a traditional gas or oil system with standard efficiencies of no more than 90%. With a projected life span of between 15 and 20 years, your ground Source Heat pump guarantees future proofing against rising fuel prices as the renewable energy units captured from the source will always remain FOC.

Will a ground source heat pump work for me?

Here are some basic qualifying answers to the questions you should ask yourself when considering whether a heat pump will work for your customer.

If you find yourself ticking these boxes and wish to speak to one of our team about your specific project, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Apart from an ASHP, the only other fuel options are Oil, LPG, Direct Electric, Solid fuel
The customer will be using low temp heating ( underfloor heating, oversized rads )
I can add more radiators if necessary to reduce system flow temperatures.
The property is either well insulated or can be improved
There is room enough to site a unit outdoors ( at least 5m away from neighbour )
There is room to site a domestic hot water tank and maybe a heating buffer tank
The customer wants to save money and future proof their property against rises in energy costs.

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