Air Source Heat Pumps
From Edinburgh to Fife; and from Glasgow to West Lothian; homeowners across Scotland are looking at ways to save energy and save money. Now there is a renewable energy solution that can do both – with GEOliving acting as installers of air source heat pumps.
GEOliving provides air source heat pumps throughout Scotland including right across the Lothian region with air source heat pumps in Mid Lothian, West Lothian and East Lothian. In addition, it will provide air source heat pumps in Edinburgh; air source heat pumps in Fife; and air source heat pumps across the Borders. So read on to find out more about how they work and who they are right for – and if you feel they could be advantageous for your home then get in touch with GEOliving now, no matter where you live in Scotland.
What is an air source heat pump?
An air source heat pump will extract heat from the outside air in a similar way to how a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It is able to pick up heat from the air even when temperatures are as low as -15C.
An air source heat pump is available in two forms – an air-to-water system, which distributes heat via your wet central heating system; and an air-to-air system, which produces warm air circulated by fans to heat your home.
Why consider an air source heat pump?
There are numerous potential benefits to choosing an air source heat pump to support the heating in your home. For example, they could lower your fuel bills, particularly if you are using it to replace conventional electric heating. The Energy Saving Trust estimates that air source heat pumps running at 300 per cent could potentially save money in the region of £130 a year on gas bills; and as much as £610 a year on electricity bills. In addition, you could save energy too – massively reducing your carbon dioxide output. You may also benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive, a government incentive offered in Scotland.
Is this form of renewable energy the right choice for you?
Before investing in an air source heat pump, consider what system it is replacing – heat pumps will pay for themselves more quickly when replacing electricity and coal systems rather than gas systems. Also ensure that you have somewhere suitable for the installers to put it – ideally with plenty of space and on a sunny wall; and that your home is well insulated.