The renewable heating revolution has well and truly arrived and Heat From Air is paving the way forward in Solihull using highly efficient Air Source Heat Pumps. As fossil fuel boilers are phased out and government grants are increased, has there ever been a better time to future proof your property from spiking energy prices?
Based in Solihull, Heat From Air is a highly experienced family-owned heating company aiming to support the Solihull community to reduce their carbon footprint and save money.
By using electricity, heat pumps can extract heat energy from air, before concentrating this heat and transferring it indoors to your home. This heat is sent to radiators or underfloor heating and the remainder can be stored in a hot water cylinder, to be used later for showers, baths, and taps.
The best feature of heat pumps is their incredible energy efficiency capabilities. The amount of heat produced for every unit of electricity used is known as the Coefficient of Performance (CoP). The average heat pump has a CoP of 3.0, meaning it gives out three units of heat for every unit of electricity consumed. This is even more impressive when you consider that new gas boilers typically have an efficiency of around 0.93. Just imagine the affect this will have on your annual heating bill.
Air source heat pumps are installed outside your home and they can work even if the temperature is well below zero, as seen across many Scandinavian countries like Sweden, where 60% of houses have a heat pump fitted.
Why do we need heat pumps?
About 85% of UK homes use gas boilers for heating, making it one of the most polluting sectors of the economy. The fossil fuels used in our homes for heating, hot water and cooking make up more than a fifth of the UK’s carbon emissions, meaning low-carbon alternatives are critical if the UK hopes to meet its climate targets.
And the costs?
Heat pumps are more expensive than a fossil fuel boiler at around £6,000.
However, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, you could receive £7,500 towards your new heat pump, subject to survey, meaning your new system could be completely free of charge! Electricity suppliers have started to introduce Heat Pump tariffs which are around half the price of a standard tariff making Heat Pumps even more cost effective to run.
But do they work as well as fossil fuel boilers?
Heat Pumps work best in well-insulated homes and a properly installed heat pump, which is the right size for the property, will keep indoor temperatures toasty. They are designed to keep indoor spaces at a steady temperature with gentle top-ups through the day, rather than ramping up quickly like a traditional gas boiler.
If you’re ready to future proof your home, slash your carbon footprint and reduce those pesky heating bills, be sure to visit: www.heatfromair.co.uk.
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