Air Source Heat Pump Installers in Kent

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What are Air Source Heat Pumps?

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) use a process called heat transfer to extract energy from the outside air and transfer it into your home, office, or other buildings. Once the energy has been extracted and amplified from the outside air, it is passed into your central heating system, circulating warmth throughout your building. Our air source heat pump solutions in Kent can deliver up to three times the heat output for every unit of electricity consumed, significantly reducing your energy bills.

Do Heat Pumps Work in the Winter?

Yes, the working temperature for Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) ranges between -10℃ and -20℃. Heat pumps can still extract energy from the air when the weather outside is below freezing.

How Do Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) Work?

In simple terms, this eco-friendly electrical device extracts energy from the outside air and transfers it to your building's central heating system. Free solar energy from the ambient air is collected and passed into a heat exchanger coil, operating on the refrigeration cycle using a compressor, condenser, expansion valve, and evaporator. Compression increases the pressure and temperature, and this high-temperature energy is then released and distributed through the building's heating system.

Legal Requirements for ASHPs

Installing air source heat pumps (ASHPs) does not require extensive construction work, unlike ground source heat pumps. While they do not need much space, ASHPs must be fitted at least one meter (two meters in Wales) from the neighbor's habital room.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Air Source Heat Pumps

Here are some common questions about heat pumps, if you still need to find out more information or have any enquiries, please call us on 01843 838636 or email

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The duration of an air source heat pump installation depends on several factors, including the complexity of the job and the existing heating system. Generally, a straightforward installation takes about 2-3 days. This timeframe includes setting up the outdoor unit, connecting it to the indoor components, and integrating it with your current heating system. However, more complex projects that involve significant modifications or upgrades to your current system may take longer, potentially extending to a week or more.

While air source heat pumps are versatile and can be installed in most homes, their efficiency can be influenced by the level of insulation and the existing heating system. Homes with good insulation and a compatible heating distribution system (like underfloor heating or low-temperature radiators) are ideal candidates. A professional assessment is essential to determine the best solution for your property. Factors such as the size of your home, the type of insulation, and your heating needs will be considered to ensure optimal performance and energy savings.

Air source heat pumps require minimal maintenance compared to traditional heating systems. Regular checks include ensuring that the outdoor unit is free from debris such as leaves and snow, which can obstruct airflow. Filters should be cleaned or replaced periodically, as recommended by the manufacturer, to maintain efficiency. Scheduling annual servicing by a qualified technician is crucial to inspect and maintain the system, ensuring it operates at peak performance. This servicing can help identify any potential issues early and prolong the lifespan of your heat pump.

Modern air source heat pumps are designed to operate quietly. The outdoor unit produces a sound level similar to a modern refrigerator, typically around 40-60 decibels. This makes them suitable for residential areas without causing noise disturbances. Proper installation and placement of the outdoor unit can further minimize any noise impact. If noise is a concern, discuss it with your installer, who can recommend the quietest models and optimal placement strategies to ensure minimal disruption.

Benefits of Using Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs)


Reduce Your Energy Bills

Air source heat pumps produce up to five times more energy than they consume, making them a great solution for reducing your energy bills.


Environmental Sustainability

Unlike fossil fuels, air source heat pumps do not emit harmful pollutants or greenhouse gases, making them an eco-friendly choice for homeowners aiming to reduce their carbon footprint.


Year-Round Comfort

Air source heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling for your home, ensuring comfort regardless of the weather outside.


Easy Installation Process

Installing air source heat pumps is less disruptive and requires less space than traditional heating systems like boilers or furnaces. This makes them a convenient option for homeowners looking to upgrade their heating system.


Long Lifespan

With proper maintenance, air source heat pumps are designed to last for several decades, offering durability and resistance to harsh weather conditions.


Low Noise Levels

Air source heat pumps operate with low noise levels, enhancing comfort and compliance with noise regulations in residential and commercial properties.

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