Air source heat pumps are becoming more popular with UK homeowners each year as many are switching to more sustainable options. While most of us are aware of what air source heat pumps do – the different types of heat pumps aren’t as well known. Below, we’ll discuss some of the key differences between air-to-air and air-to-water heat pumps to help you make the right decision. Read on to find out our thoughts on these options.
Air-To-Water Heat Pumps
If you are hoping to replace your entire central heating system, air-to-water heat pumps might be the best option. This kind of heat pump transfers heat from the outside air into water which can then be used to heat your radiators. The heat from the air is absorbed into a fluid.
Air-to-water heat pumps are extremely efficient and cost-effective too. They absorb low-temperature heat from the ambient air down to at least -15 degrees Celsius. Did you know that this can be up to 350% more efficient than a fossil fuel boiler? If you’re looking for something much more sustainable to prepare your home for the next few years, this option is a good place to start.
Air-To-Air Heat Pumps
Air-to-air heat pumps can help to heat and cool a property, something which isn’t always possible with an air-to-water pump. This kind of unit takes in heat from the outside and this is then amplified with a compressor. The air is then released into the home rather than through the radiators or underfloor heating.
In comparison to air-to-water heat pumps, you’ll find that the installation can be pretty quick as you won’t need to make many changes to your home. This can also work alongside your current heating system to provide you with more temperature control. However, you will find that you’ll still need a separate hot water system and space for indoor units with this option.
Which is Better?
Both air-to-air and air-to-water heat pumps have their advantages and both options should be carefully considered. It really comes down to the kind of heating system that you have and what you are looking to gain from this investment.
These heat pumps are more efficient when it comes to heating your home in a sustainable way. If you aren’t worried about cooling your home, this might be the best option. You should always compare prices and the value that you’ll save in the long term when considering your options.
Contact CMS Surveyors
CMS Surveyors offers the installation of air-to-water heat pumps. If you are based in the UK and are considering investing in this kind of sustainable heating source, make sure to consider us for the job. We can get you set up in no time and allow you to live in a more sustainable way.
Contact us today to find out more about our heat pumps and how they could help you over the next 10 years.