As we strive to make our homes more sustainable, air source heat pump installations have risen in popularity as an alternative to traditional heating systems. Here in the UK, with the government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme making it possible to make significant savings on the cost of installing an air source heat pump, more and more people are considering this renewable form of energy as an option for heating their home.
So, is installing an air source heat pump the best option for your home? Here at Lewington’s we’ve been installing sustainable heating systems since we launched our Renewable Division, way ahead of the curve in 2000, so we’re well placed to advise you both on the process and whether it’s the best option for you. Feel free to get in touch with the team to find out more.
In the meantime, here’s a guide to everything you need to know about installing an air source heat pump.
What are air source heat pumps?
Before finding a reliable air source heat pump installer, it’s important to know what an air source heat pump actually is. In a nutshell, it’s a system that extracts heat from the outside air and transfers it. It can do this even in temperatures as low as -15 to –20°C, meaning even the coldest English winter night is no match for its efficiency in warming your home.
How can installing an air source heat pump benefit me?
The decision to install an air source heat pump can provide many benefits. Firstly, they are more energy-efficient than traditional heating systems, with the potential to cut your heating bills in the long term. Not only that, an air source heating system will contribute to a cleaner environment by reducing your home’s carbon footprint.
Once installed, air source heat pumps are generally reliable and low maintenance.
What’s involved with installing an air source heat pump?
The process starts with the installation of an outdoor unit, which is usually attached to an exterior wall.
Is an air source heat pump right for me?
Once you’ve made the decision to opt for this kind of sustainable heating system, you’ll need a reliable and experienced air source heat pump installer, and that’s where Lewington’s come in!
Our engineers’ expertise and experience mean that you’re in great hands for the installation of your new air source heat pump system. However, a crucial part of that process involves using that expertise to advise you on whether installing an air source heat pump is the best option for you or whether you would be better served by an alternative sustainable heating system such as a ground source heat pump, or indeed by a modern boiler.
Ultimately, the advice we give you will be based on a range of factors, including the size and location of your home.
As leading air source heat pump specialists, we will also make sure that we help you select the best system for your needs from a choice of all the leading brands, including Mitsubishi EcoDan, NIBE, Grant Aerona & Worcester Bosch. We’re very proud of the Worcester Bosch Environment Award we won for our renewable installation in 2020.
Trusted air source heat pump installations
As well as being pioneers in green heating systems with Lewington Renewables, we’re long established as the go-to trusted local installation experts for air source heat pumps and other forms of heating systems. Fully endorsed by Which as a Trusted Trader, we are proud of our 4.7 star rating from our happy customers.
For more information on air source heat pump installations, please fill in our contact form or give us a call on 01858 433 333.