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02 May 2019

Choosing the right air source heat pump for you

By Oliver
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Many feel overwhelmed when choosing a heating system – especially with technology like an air source heat pump. How do you know what is right for your home?

Well, you’ve already decided to move towards an emission free heating solution by choosing an air source heat pump over more traditional heating such as a gas boiler. The next stage is to choose a pump which fits the needs of your household.

While the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive is designed to payback the cost of your heat pump over 7 years, you still need to ensure you have enough for the initial purchase. Air source heat pumps tend to cost approximately £7,000 – 15,000 which is a substantial amount of money. However, with 0% finance available, the cost an air source heat pump can be spread over a chosen period of time. The benefits received following installation prove why these renewable heating solutions are such a worthwhile investment.

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As the heat pumps begins to work, the energy efficiency rating of your household will instantly improve, which not only increases the value of your property but will lower your annual energy bills by roughly 30%.

Designed to heat your home at a low temperature over a long period of time, air source heat pumps provide consistent heat. It is important then, to consider good insulation to prevent heat loss and enable the heat pump to work at full-capacity.

Heat pumps also require a lot of space; not only does the unit itself need to be housed outside your home, there also needs to be enough space for the hot water cylinder.

Another thing to consider is the size of the heat pump you require. Installing a heat pump which is too big for your home, will emit more heat than required – in effect, short-cycling your heating system. To receive maximum energy efficiency, an accredited heat pump installer will assess your home and requirements before producing a calculation to show the right size heat pump needed.

50five are leading providers in heating solutions across the UK. Our team of expert engineers are MCS accredited and are certified installers for air source heat pumps. To find out more about the air source heat pumps we install, or to book an appointment with our team, call us on 0800 612 5050 or visit our air source heat pump page. We also tell you more about specific brands in our Mitsubishi ecodan and Daikin heat pump blogs


Written by Oliver

Oliver is a Content Specialist for 50five UK