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Domestic Heat Pump Installation

When you think about cooling a hot building, you probably don't think of heat pumps. In fact, the words "air conditioner" are likely the first things that come to your head unless you're tight with your pennies.

These systems use similar principles to ground source heat pumps to extract heat from air instead of the ground and work best in milder climates. Air source Heat Pumps are fitted outside a house and are significantly cheaper to install as there is no requirement for ground works and installing the underground pipework. They are often installed when land is restricted for this reason, making this one of the major benefits. The fan intake unit is positioned outside whilst the other unit is positioned inside and protected from the elements. As a result, the system can last in excess of 20 years.

How it works:

Air Source Heat Pumps extract air from outside and converts it into usable heat. This heat is generally used to heat radiators, under floor heating systems, warm air heating systems and hot water. The system operates in the same ways as a fridge, extracting heat from its inside, only in reverse.

Then you might go with "window fans." As it turns out, a heat pump can both heat and cool, and in some applications, it's preferred to separate heating and cooling systems.
Simply put, a heat pump is a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. Not too difficult, right? Heat pumps are typically used to pull heat out of the air or ground to heat a home or office building, but they can be reversed to cool a building. In a way, if you know how an air conditioner works, then you already know a lot about how a heat pump works. This is because heat pumps and air conditioners operate in a very similar way.

One of the biggest advantages of a heat pump over a standard heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is that there's no need to install separate systems to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a little more green than a gas-burning furnace. And they don't just heat and cool buildings. If you've ever enjoyed a hot tub or heated swimming pool, then you probably have a heat pump to thank. They work best in moderate climates, so if you don't experience extreme heat and cold in your neck of the woods, then using a heat pump instead of a furnace and air conditioner could help you save a little money each month.

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