Is an Air Source Heat Pump Right for my Property?

Apr 15, 2022 | Air Source Heat Pumps

An air source heat pump (ASHP) can offer real benefits to modern homes and businesses, which is why many people are now incorporating them with their existing heating systems or switching to them entirely. However, no two properties are the same and some may not be suited to an air source heat pump at all. To help you decide if an air source heat pump is right for your home or business, we’ve prepared a list of points to consider that will be helpful if you’re thinking about getting one now or in the future.

Is Your Property Insulated?

In order to reap the rewards of an air source heat pump system, your home or business must already be well-insulated– ideally at an A or B EPC grade. This is important if you want efficient and optimum running of your unit, a high return and low operating costs in the long run.

Find the Right Installation and System

An incorrectly specified, installed and commissioned air source heat pump will be very expensive to run. Having the wrong kind of system for your property, or one that is not professionally fitted, will result in lower heating and cooling output, decreased efficiency, and much higher energy bills. In addition, due to the extra strain on an improperly fitted and specified system, it can mean that it will be more prone to damage and could even suffer a breakdown.

Why Do You Want an ASHP?

One of the main points to consider when deciding to get an air source heat pump is the reason why you may need one. It’s important to ask yourself a few questions to figure out if such a system is indeed right for you and your home or business. Why do you want to install an ASHP? Is it for greater heating and cooling efficiency? To help reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy a more environmentally conscious, eco-friendly property? Or perhaps it is down to the rising utility costs?

An air source heat pump can be a fantastic heating and cooling solution for homes and businesses. But because this kind of unit may not be right for everyone for reasons such as initial costs, lack of insulation, and incorrect specifications and installation for your specific kind of property, it’s crucial to decide if an ASHP is right for you.

If the answer to “Is an air source heat pump right for my property” is yes and you want to take it further, we are here to support you every step of the way. Use the contact form, call 01234 712 901 or email info@batchelor.co.uk.

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