The Air Source Heat Pump Pros And Cons You Should Know About

When it comes to choosing an energy-efficient option to heat your home, air source heat pumps are often the best solution. Air source heat pumps typically extract the heat energy in the air surrounding the pump unit and this is stored inside the unit. This kind of solution has many benefits and this is why more people are making the switch in 2020. Below, we are going to look at some of the air source heat pump pros and cons that you should know about.


High Efficiency
Did you know that the Mitsubishi Ecodan can operate at up to 360% efficiency? This is a huge increase from an A-rated gas boiler which can typically operate at only 90% efficiency. If you are looking for an option that is truly efficient in order to reduce your carbon footprint, an air source heat pump is the best option.

Reduce Energy Bills
When you use an air source heat pump in your home, you’ll find that you will use a lot less energy on average. As a result, your energy bills will be reduced – saving you money in the long-run. In fact, you can also be paid up to £1586 per year if you manage to qualify for the RHI scheme. This will result in you making money!

One System
If you want to keep your heating and cooling system in one place, this is the best option. You’ll save on space and money over the years when you do this. Many people are making the switch in order to keep everything in one place so why not do the same?


Upfront Cost
We can’t discuss the air source heat pump pros and cons without considering the cost. If you do make the switch, you will usually need to pay for it upfront. If you don’t have a lot of spare cash lying around this might be tricky. Of course, you should remember that the RHI scheme could make you money over the course of 7 years.

Extra Electricity Required
To power your air source heat pump, you will typically need to use electricity. This might mean that you will increase your electricity consumption. However, when you consider the savings on energy bills and heat consumption as a result, this isn’t really something to worry about.

Switch To An Air Source Heat Pump Today
Now that you have heard the air source heat pump pros and cons, you can make an informed decision on whether this is right for you or not. At CMS Surveyors, we believe that making the switch is the best option for those who want to save money and reduce their carbon emissions at the same time. With the government’s RHI scheme, this really is a no-brainer.

Get in touch with a member of the CMS Surveyors team today to find out more. We can check if you are eligible for funding and get you set up in no time at all!