EcoBuild: Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps

The installers / advisors to projects that were speaking at the lectures for self builders were all very positive about air source heat pumps in terms of how they work and how they stack up from an environmental / energy / sustainable point of view.

There are now automated systems for (for example) an air source heat pump to kick in when Photo Voltaic (PV) panels are producing more electricity than the house is using, and so at those times top up the water thermal store in the building. This can then be used for hot water or heating (under floor works at lower temps) at other times (if needed).