Air Source Heat Pumps
What is an Air Source Heat Pump
An air source heat pump sources energy from extracting the outdoor air in order to provide heating and hot water for your home throughout the entire year.
There are Two Types:
A split system air to water heat pump consists of an outside heat exchanger and fan unit and compressor and an indoor unit. The two units are connected by refrigerant pipes. The outdoor unit extracts the heat from the air and passes this heat energy to the refrigerant in the system. The refrigerant is compressed up to a high temperature and is circulated to the indoor unit which has a heat exchanger which takes the high temperature heat from the refrigerant and passes it to the water that circulates to the heating and hot water system.
A mono block air to water heat pump consists of a single outside unit that contains the air to refrigerant heat exchanger, the compressor and the refrigerant to water heat exchanger. In this mono block unit the heat is extracted from the air and passed to the refrigerant, the refrigerant is compressed up to a higher temperature and the heat from the refrigerant is passed to the water that circulates to the heating and hot water system. This outside mono block unit is connected into your house or building by means of two water pipes similar to an outside boiler system.
Advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps
- Dramatically lowers fuel bills, especially if you are using conventional electric heating
- Reduces your carbon footprint: by lowering your home’s carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing
- Provides space heating and hot water
- Little to no maintenance
- No drilling or disruptive ground work
- No large plot required
- Relatively quite
- Heat pumps are safe. There is no combustion involved
The Mitsubishi Heat Pump;