Air Source Heat Pump Installation Irvine

Get the best of both worlds when it comes to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Heat pump systems are energy efficient, beneficial for the environment, and suitable for cold climates. You can trust the heat pump experts at The Glasgow Boiler Company to install a heating and cooling system that will last for years. As 5 star rated installers with many positive reviews on Trustpilot, we’re a company you can trust to install new heat pump in Irvine. 

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understanding heat pumps

How Does A Heat Pump Work?

A heat pump extracts heat from outside air and converts it into a refrigerant fluid. This fluid compresses, causing the temperature to rise. The result is heating and hot water solutions for your home. These heating and cooling systems use minimal energy.

Depending on the unit you get, you can also utilise either heating mode or cooling mode to suit the current weather conditions.

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Why More Homeowners In Irvine Are Choosing Heat Pumps

Having a heating system that keeps your home at a desired temperature year-round without the need to continuously run and cause a rise in your utility bill is now possible with a heat pump. In addition to providing a reliable heat source, these systems do more than produce hot air. They can also provide your entire home with all the hot water your family needs.

Heat Pumps are more energy efficient than conventional methods of heating your home. If you are looking to make home improvements or are building your dream home and want to reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills, Heat Pumps offer an excellent long-term solution.

They are suited to a variety of different building types and locations and can offer a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of keeping your home warm.

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The Glasgow Boiler Company are known locally as Irvine’s choice for energy installation services, including boilers, solar panels and heat pumps. We’re one of the highest-rated local companies providing these services in Irvine, with hundreds of positive reviews online.

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Comon Heat Pump Installation FAQs

A heat pump is a low cost and environmentally friendly way to provide heating and hot water to your home. By harnessing renewable energy, you can reduce both your heating bills and your impact on the environment.

Thanks to their higher efficiency, a heat pump has the potential to slash your carbon footprint without compromising comfort. Our Irvine clients choose to install a heat pump system to take advantage of the following benefits over a traditional furnace or electric furnace:

  • Lower carbon emissions
  • Reduced energy costs
  • More efficient heating and cooling
  • Can also function as an air conditioner
  • Up to £7,500 in tax credits are available under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

At The Glasgow Boiler Company, we provide a range of heat pump services from air source heat pump installations to heat pump repair. We have undergone rigorous training and earned the proper certifications to ensure your property is in good hands.

The key difference between these two units is the source of heat. As the terms suggest, air source heat pumps (ASHPs) extract heat from the air and can even work in cold weather. Geothermal heat pumps use the ground as a heating source.

The choice between an Air or Ground Source Heat Pump depends on your specific requirements, the size and nature of your property. The main factor when considering a Ground Source Heat Pump is whether your property has enough land to accommodate the ground loop trenches. This groundwork generally makes them a more expensive option.

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 the winters are long and harsh so heat pump systems can most definitely cope with British winters, which are relatively mild in comparison. The key to their success is the detailed design and specification process that ensures the system can produce enough energy for the application.

Both types of Heat Pump systems work in a similar method to refrigerators, except in reverse.  Air Source Heat Pumps can extract heat from the air even when temperatures are as low at -15 degrees centigrade. The ground stays at a relatively constant temperature throughout the year so Ground Source Heat Pumps are capable of working all year round.

To provide cooling, Heat Pumps can be reversed, extracting heat from the home and releasing it outside. If you have an Air-to-Air Heat Pump installed, Heat Pump cooling systems work similarly to air conditioning units. In the UK the default setting on a reversible Heat Pump would be heating. Reversible heat pump systems are designed to work adequately in both modes, however the efficiency is typically slightly less than two separately optimised pumps. If you are looking for an Air-to-Water Heat Pump system it would be necessary to install a fan unit inside your home to circulate cold air within the building.

Only some models of heat pumps can act as both heating and cooling units, so if you have this requirement please do let us know in your enquiry so that the right solution can be designed and installed for you.

The last thing anyone wants is a heating unit that knocks or makes strange noises. Depending on the specific model of your air source heat pump, you can usually expect minimal noise and overall quiet operation. Many people compare the volume to that of an air conditioning system.

The units we supply have had many years of research and development to minimise any noise.

GSHPs are quieter than ASHPs. This is because they have no need for a fan and there is a reduced compressor power capacity requirement because heat extracted from the ground is generally warmer than that from the air.

ASHP noise is only generated when it is in operation and has been compared to anything from a modern washing machine on a spin cycle to a chest freezer. Any noise generated will largely be minimised by double glazing.The last thing anyone wants is a heating unit that knocks or makes strange noises. 

Generally speaking, ASHPs are less expensive to install, though they may not boast the energy efficiency of their ground-based counterparts. GSHPs also require more space, though they may be preferred to an ASHP in exceptionally cold regions.

A heat pump’s efficiency isn’t the only benefit to owning this form of HVAC system. These units also have earned reputations for being relatively low maintenance.

You should regularly have the air ducts and duct work cleaned and inspected and ensure the air filter is changed routinely. We also suggest checking the refrigerant levels to maintain sufficient refrigerant flow. Our HVAC experts are available to help you with these tasks.

A heat pump replacement can be a rare occurrence, and whilst the exact lifespan varies depending on many factors, systems can last for upwards of 15 to 20 years.