About Heat Pumps

What Is An Air-Source Heat Pump?

An Air Source Heat Pump is a refrigerant based system, like your refrigerator at home. By taking colder external air from the outside environment, the unit heats refrigerant gases before harnessing the heat through a heat exchanger to provide heating and hot water to the property.

The system absorbs low grade heat from the air, and raises it’s temperature efficiently to be suitable for space heating and/or hot water. Air source heat pumps are ideally suited to new or very well insulated properties.

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Why Choose Air Source?


If designed correctly, heat pumps can run at an efficiency of up to 400%. An electrical supply is required but due to its efficiency, for every 1kW of electricity supplied the heat pump will provide up to 4kW of thermal energy. The systems are fully automated and require little maintenance.

Due to their high efficiency, heat pumps are a cheaper alternative to gas and oil, even if the property is gas grid connected.


Air source heat pump systems can offer much lower running costs compared to oil, LPG and electric boilers. In addition to saving money on your bills you can also receive payments from the domestic renewable heat incentive.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

About The RHI


The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, communities and businesses through the provision of financial incentives.

The UK Government expects the RHI to make a significant contribution towards their 2020 ambition of having 12 per cent of heating coming from renewable sources. The Renewable Heat Incentive is the first of its kind in the world.

The latest tariffs


Applications submitted Biomass boilers and stoves (p/kWh) Air source heat pumps (p/kWh) Ground source heat pumps (p/kWh) Solar thermal (p/kWh)
01/07/2016 – 30/09/2016* 4.68p 7.51p 19.33p 19.74p
01/10/2016 – 31/12/2016* 4.68p 7.51p 19.33p 19.74p
01/01/2017 – 31/03/2017* If any new tariff changes are to be made due to degression, the next announcement by BEIS would be by 1 December 2016.

* these tariffs will be adjusted in line with CPI


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