Do Air Source Heat Pumps Work In Winter
December 27, 2021
Do Air Source Heat Pumps Work In Cold Weather
Thinking of getting an air source heat pump installed and unsure if you will get your money’s worth in the winter and cold weather?
Air source heat pumps still work in the winter and cold weather, as air-source heat pumps require a small amount of electricity which is taken from the air and into a heat exchanger where the air is then turned into gas to help heat your home’s central heating system.
Heat can still be extracted when air temperatures are as low as – 25°C. An air source pump is highly efficient as even though it needs electricity to run, it typically uses less electrical energy than the heat it produces, therefore making it very energy efficient – a greener equivalent to traditional boiler heating systems.
In a nutshell, yes air source heat pumps work in the winter and they are a great investment if you’re looking to save money in the long run and trying to reduce your carbon emissions.
How Efficient Are Heat Pumps In Cold Weather
Generally speaking, your air source heat pump won’t be as efficient in cold temperatures as compared to ground source heat pumps. This is because the ground temperature tends to be warmer than the air temperature. Meaning an air source heat pump could require more electricity to run.
The efficiency of an air source heat pump is calculated as a CoP (Coefficient of Performance). It calculates how efficient an air heat pump is by measuring the amount of input compared to the amount of output. For example, if an air source heat pump uses one kW of electricity and three kW of heat is produced, the CoP is three. The higher the CoP, the more efficient the air source heat pump is.
To ensure your air source heat pump remains efficient for a longer period, we recommend you get your air source heat pump serviced annually. This ensures your air source heat pump is in the best condition possible and could prevent a big repair cost.
Air Source Heat Pump Installation
Air source heat pumps are simple to install. Here at Finbra, our qualified installers are highly experienced and well trained in all aspects of air source heat pump installation. Once the air source heat pump has been installed, we’ll test the new heating system and we’ll explain to you how it works and all the controls. We’ll also answer any questions you may have for you to get the most out of your air source heat pump.
If you’re looking for a more energy-efficient way to heat your home, get in touch with us today. Our qualified installers are highly experienced and highly trained in all aspects of air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps and biomass boilers.
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