Air Source Heat Pumps are an effective option for heating homes in places with moderate climates such as Dunfermline.
These pumps are typically installed on the side of the building where they draw air from outside and transfer it using compression and two conductive copper tubing-made coils.
When heat is required, the liquid refrigerant in one of the coils takes the heat from the air and vaporizes, passing it into the other coil. This gas then turns into liquid form and produces warmth for the household heating system in air-to-air heat pumps.
The benefits of ASHPs in Dunfermline
Installing an air source heat pump in Dunfermline offer several benefits for homeowners who are looking for an energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective way to heat and cool their homes.
Energy efficiency: ASHPs are highly energy-efficient compared to traditional heating and cooling systems. They can produce up to three times more heat than the energy they consume.
Lower energy bills: Since ASHPs are energy-efficient, they can help you save on your energy bills. You can also qualify for incentives or rebates from your utility company or government for using an ASHP.
Lower carbon footprint: ASHPs are a more eco-friendly option for heating and cooling your home because they use renewable energy from the air outside.
Easy installation: ASHPs are easy to install and require minimal ductwork, which can save you time and money during installation.
Versatility: ASHPs can be used for both heating and cooling, which means you don't need separate systems for each.
Improved indoor air quality: ASHPs don't burn fuel like traditional heating systems, which means they don't emit pollutants into the air that can negatively affect indoor air quality.
Low maintenance: ASHPs require minimal maintenance, which means you don't have to spend a lot of time or money maintaining them.
Is my property in Dunfermline suitable for an ASHP?
Before installing an air source heat pump in Dunfermline, it is important to determine if your property is suitable.
A well-insulated house is required for efficient operation, and older properties may need insulation upgrades.
Mains gas access
Properties with access to mains gas are ideal for installation, with a greater return on investment seen when switching from oil, LPG or electric heating systems.
Planning permission is not required for installation.
It is also important to consider the type of heat emitter that will be used. Air source heat pumps work best with low flow temperature emitters, such as underfloor heating. Traditional radiators can still be used, but their size will need to be considered.
An on-site survey will help determine the best location for the unit, assess heating needs, and provide timescales.
ASHP Installation Process
The installation process typically takes 5 working days and does not require groundworks.
The unit is bolted to the ground or brackets connecting it to the property, and then connected to the hot water cylinder. Larger radiator units may be needed to replace existing radiators.
A low maintenance solution
Air source heat pumps require less ongoing maintenance than traditional heating systems and an annual service is recommended to ensure optimum efficiency.
From initial enquiry to ongoing service and maintenance, we are available to answer questions and guide you through the installation process.
Find out more about heat pumps in Dunfermline by calling us today on 0800 193 0026 to discuss your requirements with a friendly member of our team. Or click here to check your eligibility for government funding
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3. Arrange a free home assessment
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4. Installation of your new system
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