What is a heat pump?
Heat from the sun is always warming our planet. Heat pumps are an eco-friendly way of absorbing the natural heat and using a small helping of electricity to compress the stored heat into a suitable temperature, keeping your home warm and providing your property with hot water.
How do heat pumps work?
The simple explanation is that heat pumps are a wonderful piece of technology that produce more energy for your home than it uses. Taking the organic heat from the air, the ground or water; heat pumps offer a more effective and efficient way of heating up your home, whilst reducing your heating costs.
The science of heat pumps
Heat pumps work through a cycle of compression and evaporation. There are four stages to the process, which are:
Air Source Heat Pumps vs. Ground Source Heat Pumps
The most popular option out of the two, air source heat pumps sit outside your home and look like a standard air conditioner. Heat from the sun warms the air surrounding us, which is then taken in by a fan. The fan is there to maintain constant flow of warm air encountering the heat exchanger.
Ground source heat pumps collect and use the solar energy found in the earth through pipes underground know as ground loop or ground array. A mixture of water and anti-freeze is then pumped through the pipes transferring the heat below the frost line.
Benefits of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are one of the best heating systems available today and are highly efficient, with them being considered as the future of greener home heating in the UK. They don’t give off any carbon emissions locally and are able to transfer four times the thermal energy than the electricity they require. Better yet, heat pumps could reduce your current heating bills by 75%.
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