With winter fast approaching, it’s time to start concerning yourself with how you’re going to keep your home warm. Heating costs for most people seem to rise year on year whether you have gas central heating, electricity, oil or another fuel type. Why not give a new heating system a try? Despite the initial costs, heat pumps can save you money down the road and they’re an excellent alternative energy source. Heat pumps can be used to warm your home and your water. Here are a few reasons to consider getting one installed for the winter.
One reason to get a pump for your home is that they’re great for the environment. They work by taking heat from the air or ground and transferring the heat to your home. This heat can be used to warm water or to warm air, which can heat the home using fans. You may also be able to receive a special tariff if your heat pumps meets the requirements of the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Heat pumps can save you money
As well as receiving money from the RHI, buying a heat pump can save you money. While the pump can help to reduce your energy bills, there are a few things to consider. If your building currently runs on oil or coal, you will likely see the savings more quickly. Whereas if it uses gas or electricity, the financial benefit could take longer to realise. You need to compare the initial installation cost and the possible savings you can get. Heat pumps will also be more effective if your home is well insulated.
Heat pumps come in all shapes and sizes and there are variations that work in different ways. Air source and ground source are the two main types. There is also the choice between air to water and air to air systems. You can even buy pumps that can cool your home in the summer giving you an additional benefit. Your heat pump could come with an inbuilt air purifier or the ability to heat a swimming pool. Choosing the right heat pumps is ultimately dependent on your lifestyle and building.
Heat pumps don’t require much maintenance. Many heating systems require frequent fuel deliveries or repairs but heat pumps just need electricity run on their own.
Heat pumps are a great option when considering a new heating system. Hopefully the information above has helped you make a decision. If you’re interested in getting a heat pump installed, contact Air Improve now using the links below. We install all over Devon & Hampshire from our Plymouth & Winchester offices. For more information on air source heat pumps, visit our page here.