Source Heat Pump Installations
Why Install Air To Water Heat pumps?
Most homes have a mains gas feed in which case a general gas
boiler such as a condensate boiler or Combi is usually the easiest and
cheapest way of heating and providing hot water for your building. Where a
property has no mains gas feed or is using oil, bottled gas, no room for
ground source or even direct electric heating then air to water heat pumps
comes into its own.
How Much Money Will It Save?
Generally a air to water heat pump is up to 3 times more
efficient than using direct electricity heating, twice as efficient than mains
gas and non comparable with bottled gas and oil. The indicial cost of air to
water systems can be more expensive but the return on investment is fast
because of its efficiency.
What Units Are The Best ASHP On The Market
There are three main manufactures in the market for air source
heat pumps for homes. The ultimate system is from world air conditioning and
heat pump manufacture Daikin, the Daikin Altherma which is superior in control
and heating efficiency is without doubt the install and forget system. With
solar collector add-on facility and large thermal store capacity these units
are the most expensive but comprehensive in every way. The second player is
Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan. These are popular for commercial buildings and
offer a reliability and efficiency that is comparable with Daikin Altherma.
The Ecodan is a product that needs to be installed by a registered dealer so
has become a bespoke product that most DIY home developers have not taken up.
The best value system is the Panasonic Aquarea which comes in a mono-block or
split format. The Aquarea is by far the cheapest and offers great efficiency
Where We Can Help
We can offer a free survey for your home or work place on ASHP
installations in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. For other
areas please call for information on the contact details below.