Roger Joins Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 to Discuss Air Source Heat Pumps
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USING AN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP FOR HEATING
Heat pumps work best when there’s less of a difference between the inside and outside temperatures. In much the same way that your fridge has to work harder in hot weather.
This makes them a good match for underfloor heating systems. Floors cover a much bigger area than radiators so they don’t need to get as hot to provide the same amount of heat.
Air source heat pumps also have a lower output than a gas or oil-fired boiler. This means they can’t deliver heat as quickly. Instead, they’re best used to heat your home up slowly over a longer period.
AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP AND RADIATORS
If you have radiators in your home, and you’re switching from a gas-fired heating system to an air source heat pump, you’ll probably need to buy some bigger radiators to keep your house toasty.
USING AN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP FOR HOT WATER
Heat pumps can also be a great source of hot water – but the water will be cooler than from a boiler. Practically this means that If you’re running a bath, you’ll need more hot water and less from the cold tap. So you’ll likely need a bigger hot water tank to cover your needs too.
A fly in the ointment for some is the need to meet regulations when installing an ASHP. Although the vast majority of people don’t need planning permission, there are a couple of things that must be adhered to in order for the ASHP install to be without issue with the local council.
This includes making sure the installation is at least a metre from the boundary of your home, will be used only for heating, is installed on a suitable surface such as the ground or a flat roof (1 metre from the edge), has a maximum volume of .6 cubic metres.
David Hayman – New Clean Energy