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The Advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are an alternative way to heat your home and hot water, instead of using a gas boiler or an oil boiler. They work by using outside air and transferring it to the rooms in home.

There are two types of air source heat pumps:

Air-to-air: works by a fan system, directly moving the air it absorbs from outside to heat your home.

Air-to-water: works by a central heating system, absorbing the air from outside and using it to provide both heat and hot water to your home. 

What are the pros of air source heat pumps?

There are a great many advantages to using an air source heating system. Here are the main ones:

  • They’re better for the environment than conventional heating systems as they don’t involve burning fossil fuels, like oil or gas

  • They have the potential to be powered by wind power or solar power, instead of electricity

  • They can also work as an air cooling system in the hot weather, blowing cool air into your rooms

  • They use less energy and are usually cheaper to run than gas central heating

  • You don’t need a fuel storage tank, as you would with oil heating

Are there any cons to air source heat pumps?

While there are lots of advantages to air source pump heating, there are a few disadvantages to consider too before making your decision:

  • It can be noisy to run, a little like having an air con unit on

  • They aren’t as powerful as gas or oil heating, so you usually need larger radiators to fully heat your home

  • They work best with underfloor heating, which can be pricey to install

  • If your home isn’t insulated you may not benefit from a cost reduction when using it

In Coventry, Leicester or Northampton? Get in touch to find out more

At Home Heating UK, we specialise in installing and caring for a range of heating systems. If you’d like help choosing the one that’s right for you, we’d be happy to assist. We serve customers across Coventry, Rugby, Lutterworth, Leicester and Northampton, and welcome all enquiries. You can call us on 07480 245 506 or 07450 396 141, email us at or complete our short online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.