FAQs - Heat Pumps

How heat pumps can reduce energy costs and provide heat to buildings.

An air source heat pump can typically be installed within 3 working days with a ductless system (without pipes) taking around 1 day. Ground source heat pumps can take longer as there may be more pipework and the need for a trench and/or borehole.

Heat pumps can be set to work to a timetable to generate heat or extra heat at specific times using a thermostat and timer.

Heat pumps contain consumable parts including filters and fans and should be maintained at least annually as per the heat pump manufacturer’s recommendations and instructions. Some parts may be required to be checked or cleaned fortnightly to prevent any reduction in energy efficiency including filters and coils.

A heat pump when properly maintained can last up to 15-20 years or longer making it an idea energy efficient investment for building owners.

Heat pumps work by extracting latent heat from the air, ground or water and then raising its temperature using a compressor. The most common type of heat pump is an air source one followed by ground and water heat pumps. Heat pumps can run in reverse mode and remote heat from the air and a building. Heat pumps are very energy efficient and can extract heat from temperatures as low as -15°C.

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