Gas Tec Heatpumps

Air Source Heat Pump Installation

A heat pump is an energy-efficient and eco-friendly investment for your home that will lower your energy bills and keep your home warm all winter. Choose us as award winning installers for your heat pump installation

UNDERSTANDING HEAT PUMPS

Why Choose A Heat Pump?

The Air Source Heat Pump takes heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. Using electricity and refrigerant technology, the pump compresses refrigerant to increase its temperature. It then condenses back into a liquid to release it as stored heat. Heat is sent to your radiators or underfloor heating. 

Heat pump benefits vs a traditional gas boiler

Why Choose Gas Tec To Install Your Heat Pump?

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Heat Pumps are more energy-efficient than traditional methods of heating your home. If you are planning home improvements or building your dream home and aim to reduce your carbon footprint and energy bills, Heat Pumps provide an excellent long-term solution.

At present, Home Energy Scotland is offering a remarkable loan and grant scheme that provides £15,000 for heat pump installation (up to £7,500 as a grant plus up to £7,500 as an optional loan, or £9,000 grant plus £7,500 optional loan for households qualifying for the rural uplift).

Heat Pump Servicing Fife

Although heat pumps are a low-maintenance heating option, it is still essential to have them serviced regularly to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently.

Whether you have an air, ground, or water source heat pump, regular servicing can enhance its longevity. On average, a heat pump can operate for at least 15 years, but with proper maintenance, it could efficiently function for up to 20-25+ years.

During the service, the engineer will assess the efficiency and performance of your heat pump to ensure it is operating correctly and providing the desired comfort levels in your home.

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All of the traders are vetted by Trading Standards and recommended by their previous customers. Not only that, but they have committed to working to the Fife Trusted Traders code of practice.

The scheme also has a dedicated support team who are on hand to help throughout the process, should you need them, to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the work that has been done.

Let Us Help You Answer Your Frequently Asked Air Source Heat Pump Installation Questions

An air source heat pump uses advanced technology far more efficiently than a gas or oil boiler and other traditional heating systems. It operates by drawing in ambient-temperature air from its surroundings, using a refrigerant to deliver heat throughout your home.

An air source heat pump uses electricity to compress the refrigerant, thereby increasing its temperature. The refrigerant is then condensed and slowly released as heat energy. This system sends hot water through your underfloor heating or radiators, keeping your home warm. Essentially, it functions like a refrigerator but in reverse, providing hot water and air instead of cold. It is highly efficient and represents an excellent long-term investment, particularly with regard to your heating bills.

Heat pumps extract heat energy from an external source (air, water, ground, or bedrock) and convert this free, natural, renewable energy into heating for your home. The principles are similar to those in a domestic fridge: fridges absorb heat from inside the fridge and expel it into your kitchen; heat pumps absorb heat from the source and bring it into your home.

Essentially, both air source and ground source heat pumps utilise the same technology. However, there is one major difference: ground source pumps draw heat from the ground through an underground pipe system, whereas air source heat pumps extract it from the surrounding air.

Choosing between a ground source and an air source heat pump involves several factors, including your home’s requirements, the size of your property, and the project scope. Generally, air source heat pumps are less expensive than ground source units.

Rest assured, we’ll make the installation process fast, affordable, and hassle-free.

Yes, it will. Thousands of these systems have been installed for many years in some of the coldest parts of the world.

Heat pump technology was primarily developed in Sweden, where winters are long and harsh, so these systems can certainly cope with British winters, which are relatively mild in comparison. The key to their success lies in the detailed design and specification process that ensures the system can produce enough energy for the application.

Both types of heat pump systems work similarly to refrigerators but in reverse. Air source heat pumps can extract heat from the air even when temperatures drop to -15 degrees Celsius. The ground maintains a relatively constant temperature throughout the year, allowing ground source heat pumps to operate year-round.

Yes, heat pumps can be reversed to provide cooling, extracting heat from the home and releasing it outside. If you have an Air-to-Air Heat Pump installed, the cooling system functions similarly to air conditioning units. In the UK, the default setting on a reversible heat pump is typically heating. While reversible heat pump systems are designed to operate effectively in both modes, their efficiency is generally slightly lower than two separately optimised pumps. For an Air-to-Water Heat Pump system, it would be necessary to install a fan unit inside your home to circulate cool air within the building.

Only some models of heat pumps can serve as both heating and cooling units. If you require this capability, please let us know in your enquiry so we can design and install the right solution for you.

No, they emit a hum similar to that of a large refrigerator. The units we supply have undergone extensive research and development to minimise noise.

Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) are quieter than Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) because they do not require a fan and have a reduced compressor power capacity requirement, as heat extracted from the ground is generally warmer than that from the air.

ASHP noise is generated only during operation and has been compared to anything from a modern washing machine on a spin cycle to a chest freezer. Any noise produced will largely be minimised by double glazing.

Many customers ask whether they are better off with a traditional boiler or an air source heat pump installation.

While the ultimate decision is yours, here are the advantages of having a heat pump installed over a conventional boiler:

  • Long lifespan and heating system warranty
  • Strong heat output
  • Lower heating bills
  • Higher energy efficiency
  • Fewer carbon emissions
  • Eligibility for the renewable heat incentive scheme
  • Fast installation process

Another great benefit of choosing an air source heat pump is the minimal noise. Most are only about as loud as a large refrigerator. Ground source units are usually quieter than air source pumps, although they only make noise when running. Additionally, we can minimise any extra noise with our professional double glazing.