Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) By Vien Systems

An Air Source Heat Pump is an alternative method of heating for your home or commercial premises. Using the same methodology as a fridge, but in reverse, the air source heat pump absorbs the heat from the outside air to power your radiators, underfloor heating system and provide hot water.

The heat pump is installed at the rear of your property where it can take the heat from the air and boost it to the temperatures require to heat your premises.

There are two types of air source heat pumps systems:

Air to Water

This method it closer to your traditional boiler in that it provides hot water than can be pumped through underfloor heating pipes to heat property, (If retro fitting large radiators can be used instead) and naturally hot water to your taps. This is the ideal system for new builds as they can be included in the building specification.

Benefits of Air to Water Heat Pumps

  • Lowers fuel bills in comparison to conventional heating methods
  • Income from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • No piped gas or oil tank required
  • Heats your property and your water
  • Low maintenance

Air To Air

This creates warm air that is vented throughout your property. Ideal for heating but this method cannot provide hot water. The additional benefit of this method is the system can operate in reverse and like an air conditioning unit provide cool air in the summer months.

Note: The heat pump still requires an electricity supply to pump the water.

Benefits of Air to Air Heat Pumps

  • Lowers fuel bills in comparison to conventional heating methods
  • Income from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • No piped gas or oil tank required
  • Low maintenance

The Energy Savings Trust found in 2015 typical savings of £295 to £425 per year when replacing gas heating and £715 to £1,295 per year when replacing electric immersion heating.

Air Source Pumps qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Programme and a typical house in England, Scotland or Wales could receive between £905 to £1,365 a year.