Heat pumps are a renewable technology that converts energy in the ground or air into heat. This process delivers green, low-cost, energy-saving heating and hot water all year round.
With the UK government launching a number of incentives to improve the energy efficiency of your homes; air and ground source heat pumps are an ideal solution to reduce your properties carbon footprint while lowering your energy bills.
Air source heat pumps take energy from the air outside of a buildings through a process using a refrigerant fluid. The measure of performance of a heat pump is called the COP, which is the comparison of the amount of energy used in the system (compressor, pumps etc) against how much energy it takes out of the air.
The higher the COP, the better the system. This blog looks at the values for the COP which are required for an air source heat pump to perform better than a gas condensing boiler system in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs