Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps can be a great way to heat your home

What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a unit that extracts heat from the outside air by blowing air across a compressed refrigerant gas circuit. It takes heat from the air and multiplies it for use in your home. They can do this even in very cold temperatures, some even at minus 20 degrees.

Air source heat pumps can be a great way to generate heat for your home. They are much better for the environment, leaving less of an impact and no direct emissions as apposed to carbon producing Oil or Gas burning boilers, They are also extremely efficient to run generating around 3-4 kilowatts of heat per kilowatt of electricity used. we generally size the heat pump to be able to heat your house when the outside temperature drops down to as low as minus 8 degrees Celsius.

An Air Source Heat Pump is positioned outside of your house and works by sucking in the outside air, using a mechanism to harness it and increase its temperature and transfer it to your homes heat emitters.

Under floor heating is one of the most effective way to use this heat to warm your house but correctly sized radiators also work perfectly with a heat pump.

 

 

Is an air source heat pump suitable for my house?

Air source heat pumps can be suitable for most properties, you may need space for a hot water cylinder and a buffer but each installation is different.

They are not always suitable for all properties as they generally run on a lower flow temperature (typically40-50 degrees) so your system must be designed accordingly. This does not mean that you cannot have a heat pump in an old property. It is a case for working out room by room heat loss calculations and assessing your existing radiator and pipework sizing, we often find that the existing pipework size is adequate but sometimes we will need to upgrade your radiators or replace them with low temperature radiators.

As with all heating systems the higher the levels of insulation, draft proofing and double glazing that you have the more efficiently it will work and the less it will cost you to run.

What are the benefits of an Air Source Heat Pump?

Energy bills will generally be lower than a conventional Oil/Gas heating system.

If you replace a gas or an oil boiler with a heat pump you may be eligible for a £7500 grant towards the cost of installing your new heat pump through the governments (bus) boiler upgrade scheme.

The system is relatively simple to maintain through annual servicing.

 

Is an Air Source Heat Pump right for me?

Things to consider

One of the first things to consider when thinking about installing an Air Source Heat Pump is space. do you have enough space to install it. Although the unit itself is not too large they do require some space around them in order to draw in adequate air.  A nice sun-facing wall with plenty of space is ideal.

Is the property well insulated? Air Source Heat Pumps use lower temperatures over longer periods of time. Poor insulation / high heat loss properties can lead to you loosing much of the heat before it has had a chance to adequately heat your home.

Air Source Heat Pumps work better with Underfloor heating as opposed to traditional radiators due to the lower temperatures they operate at.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

With a correctly installed and designed air source heat pump you will have large savings as compared to a gas or oil boiler
Yes, we will install a special hot water cylinder which can be heated by the air source heat pump to provide all of your hot water needs
Yes an air sorce heat pump can replace a gas or oil fired combi boiler however you will need to either install a hot water cylinder or have electric point of use water heaters. This can cause complications if there is not space for a cylinder.
Yes if you are replacing an old gas or oil boiler you will be eligible for an air source heat pump you will be eligible for a £5000 grant from the government under the boiler upgrade (Bus) scheme
Yes, as MCS registered installers we take care of applying for and processing the grant on your behalf
Air source heat pump servicing is charged at £240 plus vat
About us

iB Heating is a local company that offers professional heating installation, repair and servicing in the domestic and commercial sector.

iB Heating was founded in 2004 by Ian Ballard. Having served a full apprenticeship and gained several years experience in the plumbing and heating sector including contracting for British Gas He decided to break the stereotype of the industry and to create a business that strives for perfection and truly values its customers.

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Colin Strand
Colin Strand
2022-10-03
Brilliant, arrived on time, installed a new boiler, two-way valve and thermostat. Were polite, clean & professional - even did a bit of additional work that they had not anticipated at no extra cost to save ongoing problems. Would recommend any day.
Jessica Holmes
Jessica Holmes
2022-09-30
Had a new boiler fitted by IB heating and Ian and the team were great. From quote to completion they were competitive, professional and we had the work done quickly and without fuss. Really pleased and would recommend and use them again if required.
Greg Blackwell
Greg Blackwell
2022-09-29
Once we had come to the conclusion our 20+ year old boiler needed replacing iB Heating quickly quoted for its replacement and arranged an early date to carry out the work. The replacement was carried out in one day. Very professional and swift!
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dudley hukins
2022-07-23
Good clean workmanship everything working well
Thomas Fisher
Thomas Fisher
2022-07-22
Absolutely brilliant company, Ian and Tony are very professional and knowledgeable tradesman, they completed the boiler installation on time and on price. They were polite and curtious and couldn’t do enough for you, including carrying out some additional minor work at no extra charge I rate this company, IB Heating, Ian and Tony very highly, great value, on time, no issues what so ever, if you want a boiler fitted these are the guys to do it Thanks Ian and Tony great job
Ian Cooper
Ian Cooper
2022-03-21
Great prompt service from Ian and his team. Professional installation of a new boiler and servicing is spot on. Would highly recommend
Joanne Hunn
Joanne Hunn
2022-03-09
Have used them for years. Prompt, polite and a good service.
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John Carroll
2022-01-14
On time, good price, professional service and nice people to do business with. Our new oil boiler was quoted for within two days and installed within another seven days. The attention to detail and pride in their work was obvious. A pleasure to have Ian and the team in my house. USE THIS FABULOUS COMPANY for all of your heating system needs. Thanks Ian!

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Air Source Heat Pumps

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We have extensive knowledge when it comes to heating systems and a huge array of spare parts stocked to get your central heating repaired in no time

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