Heat Pumps

Harnessing the 'Heat Energy' in the Air

Air source heat pumps are positioned outside, adjacent to the building, and have a fan that draws in outdoor air over a large heat exchanger which harnesses the heat energy in the air. 

Air source heat pumps usually consist of the external unit and an internal unit where hot water is stored and the controller and circulation pumps are housed. Heat pumps of this kind can provide up to 80% of your heating and or hot water requirements all year round by extracting energy from the outside air. These pumps run on electricity but for 1kW of electrical input the output thermal energy is up to 5kW so it is a viable investment. In comparison a traditional fossil fuel boiler is less efficient typically giving you 1kW output for 1kW input.

An ideal combination for your home is and Air Source Heat Pump combined with a Solar array to offset the electrical costs. 

In areas where there is no Gas connection an Air Source Heat Pump is becoming a more viable option but its even better when running costs can be offset by a Solar array. And when installed by a fully qualified electrician its a win win!!

Aesthetics are also key on this type of project and we have experience on a range of roof types and with Integrated systems and Solar Tiles.

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Contact Solec for more information.

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We were spending over 3000 a year on Oil and switched (to be more environmentally friendly) to an Air Source Heat Pump. We off set the cost of running the Heat Pump with Solar PV. It's early days to see how much we are saving but we are earning over 1000 a year in incentives and we are on the lower FiT rate for our Solar due to the age of the property.

Mr P October 2015