More than two-thirds of properties are regarded as over-consumming energy. The heating budget represents the largest share of British households energy bill (almost 70%). There is a loss of calories caused by the use of aging equipment or energy from expensive fossil (oil, gas, electricity...). However, in a world where energy becomes more valuable, it is essential to curb our consumption. There are efficient heating systems that use renewable energy: heat pumps. This mode of heating and air conditioning your home allows to make savings on heating bills, so act positively on the environment and enjoy a better comfort by installing a heat pump.
How does it work?
The heat pump uses the calories contained in the outside air to transfer them inside the house. Contrary to what one may think, calories are present in the air until the 0 absolute, either - 270 ° C. For the efficiency of a pump to heat, just look at its performance's coefficient: it compares the heat absorbed by the pump (and therefore returned to the home) versus the energy it consumes for its operation. Thus, a performance's coefficient of 3 means that the heat pump uses 1 kWh for its operation and renders 3 kWh of heat at home. The heat pump uses natural, free and abundant energy: air!
Installation of an air-to-water heat pump
• An outdoor unit, placed in the garden;
• An indoor unit, often placed in the garage or a technical room, near or place of the existing boiler to facilitate connection to the heating circuit;
• A circuit of central heating (radiators, floor heating,...)
The heat pump can be installed as a replacement for the existing boiler.
Installation of an air to air source heat pump
To install an air to air heat pump, it is necessary:
• Outdoor unit positioned in the garden
• Indoor units, type split or console in the rooms to be heated.
This type of heat pump is especially suitable for homes with electric radiators because it doesn't require a central heating circuit
Benefits of heat pumps
With the installation of an air-to-water heat pump, you can make up to 70% savings on your heating bill! Air to air heat pump, allows you to improve the quality of the ambient air as it ensures the regular renewal of the air. In addition, the use of a heat pump to heat your home reduces 80% of CO2 emitted by your heater since it emits four times less CO2 than a traditional boiler! In a world where energy is becoming more and more valuable, it is essential to master the consumption and savings. With this in mind, companies specialising in thermal analysis of houses offer to make an energy balance of your habitat to identify the most suitable heating solution, case by case, and complementary solutions like the insulation of your attics, replacement of your windows or your water heater.
The information provided in this guide is to be used strictly for guidance only. We recommend you always read the manufacturer's instructions.