We do hope you’re fully aware of the environmental and financial benefits of going green at home. The Energy Saving Trust explains more here and we thought we’d focus in this September blog post on Air to Water Units.

Air-to-water high temperature heat pumps are ideal for renovations and replacing old boilers.

A Daikin Altherma high temperature’s compact design, for example, requires minimal installation space and integrates seamlessly with your existing piping and radiators. This way, you can enjoy the energy efficiency of a heat pump without having to replace your entire system.

How do they work?

Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside atmosphere. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home.

Think of them like a reverse fridge – which extracts heat from its interior.

An air source heat pump can collect heat from temperatures as low as -15 degrees, which rarely occurs in most parts of the UK. This heat absorbs as fluid, which passes through a compressor, where it heats up to be circulated within a home, as heating and water.

It’s a green form of heating, as although they need some electricity to run, the heat they extract from the ground, air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally.

You can read more about the benefits in this comprehensive article from Which? or on our own page.

If you need advice on government incentives to use Air to Water Units, contact us today.