The UK Government is taking significant steps to inspire us towards a more sustainable future, and by 2020 the hope is that 12% of all UK heating will come from renewable sources. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a scheme set up to encourage more private homes and businesses to switch to renewable heating technologies, with heat pumps being arguably the most accessible. There are a multitude of benefits that come from switching form conventional heating to heat pumps, if you’re making the change it’s important to know the facts:
What Are Air To Air Heat Pumps?
Heat pumps extract heat from the air outside of your property and pump it inside in order to heat your home.
Do Air To Air Heat Pumps Work When It Is Cold?
Yes, heat pumps can extract heat from the air even when outside temperatures drop below freezing.
Do Air To Air Heat Pumps Lower Fuel Bills?
The Energy Saving Trust estimates that air source heat pumps could save you around £150 per year when replacing oil and £530 per year when replacing conventional electric heating. The RHI could offer a further £500 annually as an incentive to switch to renewable heating.
How Do Air To Air Heat Pumps Work?
The heat pumps absorb warm air from the outside and compress it using a refrigerant in the pump, in order to increase its temperature. The heat is then circulated around the property using fans.
Do Heat Pumps Require Significant Maintenance?
No, once your system is set up it very rarely needs adjusting. Systems typically come with a 10 year warranty, depending on the manufacturer, and with regular standard maintenance can be expected to operate well for at least 20 years. A maintenance check by a qualified professional every 3 to 5 years should be sufficient to ensure your system is in full working order, but annual checks by the property owner are advisable.
At DBS Services we have over 12 years of experience in the air conditioning and heating industry, and work in all domestic and commercial environments. We provide free quotes and free initial consultations, and can install premium quality heat pumps in Watford, Enfield and the surrounding areas. For more information on any of our services, get in touch today on 01923 246 381 to speak to a dedicated member of our team.