Air source heat pumps provide the heat energy for wet central heating systems and hot water cylinders much like a traditional boiler. However, an air source heat pump captures renewable heat from the surrounding air, generating a 'co-efficient of performance' efficiency rating of over 300% that helps you to minimise your running costs.
Traditionally, air source heat pumps have generated relatively low-temperature heat, this has meant that heat pumps tended to be specified only in certain properties such well-insulated new build homes or properties with wet underfloor heating systems.
However, you can now switch to a heat pump from an oil or gas boiler without upgrading your home's insulation or changing your central heating radiators. As heat pump technology has improved some manufacturers now offer high temperature solutions, with Vaillant and Daikin options on display at Smarter Living. You can have the benefit of a super efficient heat pump in your home, with no design or insulation worries.
Vaillant have been manufacturing heating solutions for over 100 years, and developing new innovations throughout that time. Their aroTHERM+ heat pump system operates at high temperature and includes a back-up heater, that can top up the heat from the heat pump if required. A Vaillant heating system can offer low running costs and long-term peace of mind with a 7-year warranty included in their package.
Daikin's Altherma HT is a high specification air source heat pump with modern styling that can also be used as a direct replacement for your oil or gas boiler. The Daikin heat pump can operate with your existing hot water cylinder, helping to reduce installation costs and also comes with a long term warranty of five years. As an optional extra the Altherma can be configured to deliver air conditioning to certain rooms in the summer, adding another dimension to the comfort of your home.
Mitsubishi have a longstanding reputation in the heat pump market, and their Ultra Low Noise model displayed in Smarter Living is one of the quietest heat pumps on the market.
If you're unsure which heat pump would be best for your needs, we recommend booking a heating survey or having an initial chat with one of the Smarter Living team.