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How do Heat Pumps Work
Heat from the air is absorbed at low temperature into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor where its temperature is increased, and transfers its higher temperature heat to the heating and hot water circuits of the house.
Is an air source heat pump suitable for me?
To tell if an air source heat pump is right for you, there are a few key questions to consider:
Do you have somewhere to put it? You'll need a place outside your home where a unit can be fitted to a wall or placed on the ground. It will need plenty of space around it to get a good flow of air.
Is your home well insulated? Since air source heat pumps work best when producing heat at a lower temperature than traditional boilers, it's essential that your home is insulated and draught-proofed well for the heating system to be effective.
What fuel will you be replacing? The system will pay for itself much more quickly if it's replacing an electricity or coal heating system.
What type of heating system will you use? Air source heat pumps can perform better with underfloor heating system than with radiator-based systems because of the lower water temperatures required.
We have seen an increase in requests for quotations, and then installations, for Ground Source heat Pumps. We installed 3 systems towards the end of last year, and have another 3 in progress at present.
We have been called by several customers recently worried by calls, and letters they have received from companies offering a supposed free maintenance check of their solar system, or offering to upgrade their current solar inverter with a more efficient product. These sales companies have even told customers that MCS have provided their contact details.
Please be assured that MCS do not give out customer contact details - and the old adage seems to be true 'if something sounds too good to be true - it probably is'.
We recommend that an inverter be swapped only when it has been become faulty, the systems do not need any servicing or maintenance.