Why Air Source Heat Pumps Are The Future For Energy-Conscious Homes and BusWednesday, September 04, 2013 by: Greener Ideal
It’s become a necessity for both businesses and homeowners to be more conscious about their energy usage. Being green will benefit everyone in the long run, which means that any technology which helps the cause should be heavily encouraged. Air source heat pumps are considered by many people to be the future of energy saving for both companies and homeowners, and here’s why:
They knock money off your heating bills. In basic terms, air source pumps extract heat from the outside, sing the same sort of technique that fridges use to extract heat from the inside. This heat can then be used to help heat all the main aspects of the property, such as radiators, under-floor heating systems, warm air convectors and hot water. With energy bills going up and up, more and more money will be save by using the pumps to provide heat,
They can lead to grants. Because of the good they do the environment, the pumps are looked upon positively by the government. The result of this is that using them could mean you’re provided with an income as a result of the Renewable Heat Incentive (the RHI). This grant could then be used to chip even more money off your bills, or to fund further environmentally friendly modifications to your property.
They can lower your carbon emissions. Reducing carbon emissions is one of the hallmarks of any property seeking to become more ‘green’, and depending on which form of fuel you’re replacing, the pumps can help to lower this by generating more ‘natural’ forms of energy.
They’re versatile. Air source heat pumps work in two different ways: air-to-water, or air-to-air. This means that they can be tailored to your individual needs. If, for instance, you were planning to use the pumps to help fuel under floor heating, then the air-to-water model will be the most effective, whereas hot air would be more suited to the air-to-air model. Either version can be installed both in company premises and private homes.
They don’t need too much maintenance. With any new technology, one of the main concerns is how much ongoing work they’re going to require: it’s all very well saving money on your heating bills, but if you have to continually call technicians out in order to help keep the pumps going then the whole idea might seem a bit pointless. Fortunately, the air source pumps are classed as ‘fit and forget’ technology, meaning that once they’re installed, you can largely forget they’re even there, and will be able to leave them to continue saving you mone
They’ll improve your company’s reputation. Within business, PR is everything, and it’s important to show that your company is doing everything it can to help stay green. The installation and use of air source pumps is one of the most effective ways of demonstrating that you’re focused on helping the cause. You’ll be able to specifically demonstrate that you’re investing in the environment, which will help improve your reputation as well as gain business from clients and customers that also strongly believe in doing so.