Heat Pumps Benefits

The Benefits of Installing our Heat Pumps

Do you want to add a new heater to your home? Then consider what a heat pump system might give you.

A heat pump is an ideal solution for those who want a more efficient way of generating their own heat and electricity, as well as potentially saving money on their energy bills. A heat pump is a renewable alternative to heating your home in the UK and can save you money on your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint compared to gas or electric heating.

One of the main advantages of the UK air source heating pump is its versatility. They can be used by radiators, air convectors and underfloor heating systems to heat or cool space, and they can also be used to heat water for general use in your home.

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Heat pumps will save you between 30 and 50% or more on your energy bill, but negligence can decrease the efficiency of a heat pump over time. The more efficient the pump becomes the more money you save relative to conventional heating solutions such as a gas boiler.

Owing to the particular manner in which heat pumps work, they are typically much more energy-efficient than most other solutions on the market. That means more comfort at a reduced cost.

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Our Heat Pumps can Amplify the Efficiency of Your Home’s Heating

Currently, heat pumps are the most cost-effective method of heating by electricity. To achieve 2.5 kW of heating or cooling power, they use an average of less than one kW of electricity

To put this in perspective, a traditional heating system such as a gas boiler generally uses more than one kW of electricity to generate one kW of heat. This makes it cheap to run a heat pump system, and will most certainly reduce your carbon footprint.

A heat pump system can generally be more efficient than traditional heating systems. In fact, it could be 400% more efficient. That makes heat pumps one of the most cost-effective ways to heat your property.

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Reduce CO2 Emissions and Save on Running Costs

Heat pump systems minimise carbon emissions and provide an efficient energy-to-heat conversion rate.

Air or ground source heat pump systems, for example, attain relatively high efficiencies, up to 600%. Heat pumps are known for their high energy-efficiency. Because of this, their carbon footprint is low.

Since a heat pump does not specifically use combustion to produce heat, no carbon is emitted, so only a limited amount of electricity is required to power the compressor.

That makes a heat pump an incredibly environmentally friendly technology for heating/cooling spaces. Also, heat pumps now use refrigerant R410A which, if released, does not affect the ozone layer.

Renewable Heat Incentive – Get Paid for Your Heat Pump

If you invest in a heat pump for your home or office you are eligible for discounts under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

The government is providing two different types of programmes to help install renewable heat systems:

  • Under the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, which addresses homeowners, social and private property owners, and also self-builders, you may be eligible to earn.
  • The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, on the other hand, is open to the public sector such as businesses, organisations, and industries.


Heat Pumps are Long Lasting

The lifespan of heat pumps is fairly long, up to 50 years, but the average lifespan is somewhere between 14 and 15 years. The newer units produced today will even last a little longer. Heat pumps’ longevity depends on factors such as the size of the heat pump, the location and how well the heat pump is maintained.

Despite these numbers, they constitute remarkably efficient and steady heat sources. If you are diligent about keeping them in good shape, heat pumps will last for a long time. As for other appliances, having the heat pump tested regularly and carrying out repairs is a smart practice. If you take care of your heat pump, it’ll take care of you.

Maintenance Required for Heat Pumps is Very Low

A high-quality and well-installed heat pump system with air or ground source would need very little maintenance and can be expected to last for at least 15 years. Heat pump installations require annual maintenance that ideally should be performed by a professional installer such as the experts from The Mittens Heat Pumps UK.

The Mittens Heat Pumps UK will provide you with details of the exact maintenance specifications of your system as well as how to maximise the efficiency of your system.

Compared to other heating systems on the market, heat pumps need skilled maintenance at least twice a year. There are, however, also certain checkups which you can easily do by yourself.

Investing in a heat pump for your home or workplace will save money on repairs. If you want to keep your heat pump in decent order, routine maintenance should always be planned at least twice a year. This will help to counteract the system’s added wear and tear and extend its functional lifespan.

To schedule maintenance for your heating system, make sure you consult with a professional about the best time possible. If you want a no-fuss, no-muss home heating and cooling system then a heat pump is for you.

They’re one of the most comfortable systems out there. When you use our maintenance plans, you have even less work to do (and you will get a discount on our services).

Heat Pumps are a More Modern Solution to Heating Your Home

Heat Pumps can add Value to Your Home

Whether you’re selling your home, or you’ve recently become a new homeowner, you’re likely ready to take on some renovation projects. Consider putting a heat pump system at the top of the list of projects.

Homes fitted with a well-maintained heat pump system have increased market value. Geothermal is a significant investment for any homeowner, and you never know if you could move before your payback period from RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) is reached.

Buyers expect the HVAC system to function and be well-maintained in any home they want to buy. Replacing an older system may help capture buyer interest – and that might be worth the sale.

Heat Pumps are Safer than Combustion-based Heating

There is no ignition involved and no possible toxic gas emissions. No flues are needed. They run more efficiently than gas and oil boilers. When you use heat pumps, carbon emissions are reduced and the energy-to-heat conversion rate is high and efficient. They are extremely reliable and a steady heat source.

Heat Pumps can Provide Heating and Cooling

Don’t let the name mislead you – most often, heat pumps are also used as air conditioners! The process is simply reversed in the summer: warm air is pushed out of your home. This will not only keep you cool but it will also work as a dehumidifier. That makes a heat pump an efficient alternative to an air conditioner.

Currently, heat pumps are the most cost-effective type of heating with electricity and most high-quality systems attain average COP (coefficient of performance) figures of four or more. That means they are using an average of less than one kilowatt of energy to produce four kilowatts of heating or cooling capacity.

Heat pumps provide the most energy-efficient heating, with between 300% and 400% capacity, relative to other types of heating.

They offer very efficient control over room temperatures when designed to the right requirements. Heat pumps heat or cool an area quickly, and then retain the desired temperature.

Key Takeaways

  • Heat pumps can be used for heating as well as cooling. They can also be used to heat water for general home use.
  • Heat pumps are able to provide enough heat if properly installed and can be used for a range of purposes such as heating, cooling and air conditioning.
  • A refrigerant is used to absorb heat from one room and transfer it to another room via a heat exchanger (often a fin or coil).
  • With a heat pump installation many financial and ecological advantages are connected, which is one of the reasons that heat pump systems have become very popular in the last approximately ten years.
  • Heat pumps are popular in the UK due to their low cost, high efficiency and low maintenance costs.
  • Since installing an air source heat pump is usually easier than other types of heat pumps, you do not have to qualify for the government’s renewable energy programme to earn income from its installation.
  • Air source heat pumps extract heat from the air and pump it into the heating system in the form of a heat pump. By installing an air source pump, you can reduce carbon emissions from providing your home’s heat by up to 50%.
  • A heat pump is a highly-efficient heating system that provides a renewable energy alternative to gas in your home, which you could also use to make money from government payments.
  • Air source and ground source heat pumps are the right choice for your home, and they consume only a fraction of the energy required for heating.
  • Air source heat pumps continue to develop as a viable green alternative to boilers for providing heating and hot water. They can be installed in the house as a supplement to existing heating systems or as part of a new energy management system.
  • Heat pumps represent a small investment compared to other heating systems on the market. They are environmentally friendly compared to other heating systems on the market and you can save on your energy bill.
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