Air source pumps take heat from the outside atmosphere,
increase its temperature using an electric compressor
and then use a heat exchange transfer the warmth to
the property’s central heating system. Ground source
pumps work in exactly the same manner, the only difference
being it uses the natural warmth of the ground below
the surface to create warmth that is then boosted and
pumped into the property.
The electric compressor within the heat pump operates
at a Co-Efficient of Performance (COP) of over 3 to
1. This means for every kilowatt of electricity
used to operate the pump, you get 3 kilowatts of heating.
This means for every kilowatt of electrical heating
you pay for, you get 2 kilowatts for free.
Air source pumps are ideal for installation in smaller
properties due to their compact size and minimal maintenance.
They are often installed as part of larger system
upgrades that includes increasing the property’s insulation,
replacing the radiators / under floor heating and improving
the hot water storage tanks.
Ground source pumps work better for those properties
that have a large area of land that can be excavated
such as new-builds.
Contact us now for
expert advice on which pump best suits your property.