5 Questions about Air Source Heat Pumps
April 9, 2016
Energy Efficient Air Source Heat Pumps, Professional Installation, Maintenance, Domestic Green Energy
1. Are Air Source Heat Pumps noisy?
Ecodan Air Source Heat Pumps [ASHP] from Mitsubishi Electric have been awarded the Quiet Mark by the Noise Abatement Society. Not all ASHP technology is the same, and Ecodan systems are the first air source heat pumps to be given this official backing. A properly functioning combi gas boiler will produce a similar level of sound, and when Turn Key Air Conditioning install your ASHP, we will always ensure that we advise you about the best place to site the equipment. One example of this is to position the pump away from any bedroom windows so as not to cause any type of sleep disturbance.
2. How efficient are Ecodan air source heat pumps?
Air source heat pumps produce three times more energy than they use meaning plenty of heating and hot water and smaller fuel bills. It also means that with one of these systems installed, you could earn around 7.42p soon to be 9.5p and 10p per kWh through the Renewable Heat Incentive. Recent government consultations saw eco friendly, ASHP technology come out very favourably, compared to other forms of renewable energy which did not fare so well.
3. What about performance during cold weather
ASHP’s are extremely efficient even in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) approved Mitsubishi Ecodan range are specifically designed for the UK. ASHP technology is recognised within the UK and Europe as a highly energy efficient alternative heating solution.
4. Is a heat pump suitable for coastal locations?
These heat pumps have a robust galvanised construction and are specially coated to protect them from salt sea air or severe weather conditions.
5. Will I need any other Heating?
A professionally installed, well designed and high performance ASHP should be sufficient for meeting all of the homes heating requirements. They have advantages such as needing no gas supply, flues or ventilation and as such they pose no carbon monoxide risk. Some people like to have additional heating like log burners, multi fuel stoves and open fires. Sophisticated heat pumps can monitor the temperature of each room, and make adjustments accordingly.