Air Source Ground Source Heat Pumps Ascott
The Benefits of Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps in Ascott Homes
With this technology now firmly established and extremely reliable, now is a great time to go green when looking at your choices as to a system to heat your Ascott home. Both Ground source and Air Source heat pump systems attract a number of benefits compared to the more traditional forms of domestic and commercial heating systems including being environmentally friendly, dependable and cost efficient.
Using MSC Heating to install your renewable energy system ensures you are doing your bit to reduce the amount of carbon emissions we produce. We are fully trained and highly experienced in installing hundreds of Ground and Air Source Heat Pump sytems throughout the UK across many homes and businesses. With a fully qualified installation team and being Gas Safe registered, OFTEC registered and MCS accreditation with the NICEIC, you are in safe hands.
We are happy to advise all our potential customers on the most cost efficient heating system for their property. We are approved to use several leading renewable energy system manufacturers products, so we can tailor a heating system that is unique to your property to ensure the optimum energy efficiency and the associated financial benefits and that could reduce your energy bills.
What is a Ground Source Heat Pump?
Ground source heat pumps extract thermal energy from the ground around your property and converts this into heating & Hot water for your home. Ground source heat pumps take heat from at least 1m below ground where there is a stable 10 degree temperature throughout the year. Pipe is laid in the ground in close proximity to your home (such as in the garden). The fluid within the pipes absorbs heat from the ground then passes through a compressor in the heat pump, which condenses the heat and is then used in the home for heating and hot water.
The process of ground source heating uses electricity to run the pump, however, the amount of energy collected from the ground to heat your home is significantly more than the amount of electricity required to power the system.
What is an Air Source Heat Pump?
An air source heat pump provides heating for your home by collecting warmth from the outside air and then using this energy once compressed to increase the temperature which is then fed into the heating system of the home to provide warmth and to heat water. This a very cost effective way of heating your property as the electricity used in this process is far less than the electricity that would be needed to produce the energy to heat your home using more traditional heating systems.
What are the benefits of installing Air or Ground Source Pumps?
There are a number of benefits from installing either air or ground source heat pumps and can vary in degree depending on your exiting heating system. Both systems have the potential to:
- Four times as much energy
- Wide range of temperatures
- Usually located outside
- Retrofitted in existing buildings
- Microgeneration Certification Scheme
- Provides cool air in the summer
- Compact design outside
- Minimal maintenance (fit and forget)
- Heats your home and provides hot water
- Generate income through RHI