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Why Install A Heat Pump?

There are a variety of advantages, both financial and environmental, that come with heat pump systems, which is the reason that heat pump systems have become extremely popular in the past 10 years or more. They are able to cool or heat spaces with air convectors, radiators and underfloor heating systems. They could be utilized to warm water for general usage in your home.

Heat Pumps are used to provide cooling and heating.

The heat pumps are able to provide space heating and cooling with the click of a button with an LCD monitor on the wall, a remote, or even an application. Heating or cooling is able to be done very rapidly due to their design. If installed according to the correct specifications and in a correct method, they can provide extremely effective control of the temperature in a room, can be very fast to cool or heat the space, and they can then maintain an appropriate temperature.

Heat pumps have very efficient energy ratings.

The heat pump is currently the most efficient method of electric heating and have of COP (Coefficient of Performance) numbers that are 2.5 and more (sometimes more than 4) which means that for 2.5 Kilowatts of heating power and cooling, they consume less than one kilowatt electricity! For a better understanding of this the conventional heating system, such as an electric fireplace or a gas boiler usually has a COP lower than 1, meaning over one kilowatt power is required to produce one kilowatt of power for heating. This makes a heat pump economical to run and could reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Generally speaking, a pump can be between 200% to 400 percent efficient. This means that a heat pump is one of the least expensive methods of heating your home.

Heat Pumps offer huge economic benefits.

A heat pump can most likely save you lots of money in annual cost of fuel due to its high efficiency in energy ratings. The initial cost could be overwhelming and even though they’ve been proven to increase the value of your home, it’s usually an excellent idea to consider a hypothetical pay-back time. If you’re not sure about staying in the house or you’re elderly It may be more economical to stick with the heating system you have currently. Take into consideration the additional benefits that come with a heating pump however.

Heating systems using heat pumps are most likely to drastically reduce the carbon footprint of your home.

Because the heat pump does not directly utilize combustion to generate heat (heat pumps don’t burn any kind of fuel) it is not able to produce carbon emissions except for those that are generated by electricity’s creation. In addition, only the smallest amount of energy is required to operate the compressor. This makes it an eco-friendly technology for cooling and space heating. They are also more sustainable than they have ever been, because they use R410A refrigerant that does not affect the ozone layer in the event that it is released.

A heat pump can help stop condensation.

If you choose to utilize your heat pump to cool in summer, your space will be dehumidified by your heat pump. In the winter, the warm air circulated through your property by the heat pump also helps to prevent condensation.

Heat pump benefits – Heat pumps help improve your home’s air quality.

Because heat pumps don’t burn something to generate heat, they do not produce any smoke or emit emissions in the air. When your heater circulates air through your home the filters clean and purify the air by removing the mould and dust spores and smoke, odours and other contaminants. They are ideal for those who suffer from allergies and asthma.

Heat Pump Efficiencies (COP)

Efficiency of the system varies with each installation and the components employed. The efficiency of your property’s energy use is an important element to be considered when calculating possible system efficiency.

Efficiency (coefficient of performance, also known as COP, sometimes called referred to as CP) for the unit (the proportion of electricity used to operate the heating system and its output) differs based on the type of systems that are used.

Ground-source heat pumps are likely to operate with an efficiency approximately 2.5 between 3 and 2.5 (that is 3 units of heat created in each unit required to power this system). The air source heat pump may be a little less efficient, with an average of 1.5 and 3. But it is important to note that these numbers are growing as technology advances and it is expected that the claims of a manufacturer on the COP of a product will be more of dependent on the ‘best case’.

The efficiency of the system is contingent on other aspects but, for instance, its quality, the owner’s ability to maximize the system’s output, as well as the building’s energy requirements and efficiency.

Savings on Finances Resulted from Heat Pumps

It’s very difficult to estimate the exact savings that are offered by ground source and air heat sources due to the vast array of factors.
The savings that are offered by heat pumps are based on these factors:

It is your home’s RHI qualification (the RHI has now closed to new applicants, and was substituted with Boiler Upgrade Scheme) Boiler Upgrade Scheme)
Your current heating source (oil, LPG, etc)
The property’s specifications as well as the outdoor space
Its energy efficiency
Your consumption of energy
The cost of installation and components is based on the dimensions and the quality of its
The type of system that is installed (i.e. ground or air source)