Heat pumps offer several benefits that make them an attractive option for heating and cooling residential and commercial spaces.
Here are some of the key benefits of heat pumps:
The utilisation of natural energy sources such as air, ground, and water means the approach to heating and hot water production is particularly sustainable.
Heat pumps operate using electricity (including from alternative sources such as solar power) and produce no emissions, making them much more environmentally-friendly than traditional heating systems.
Low Running Costs:
Low running costs can help to reduce household energy bills.
Heat pumps work well with both underfloor heating and radiators with low surface temperatures.
Long Service Life:
Modern heat pump units have life expectancies which are on average double that of a typical domestic boiler, with boilers typically expected to last around 10-12 years, and heat pumps having an average lifespan of 20-25 years.
No Need for Fuel Storage:
A heat pump removes the need for fuel to be delivered and stored at home; a common problem for homes that are in off-gas areas and rely on alternative fuels, such as oil.
Heat pumps can be used as part of a climate controlled system within the home and integrates easily with a range of controls, including smart home accessories.
Heat pumps have a robust design and very few moving parts meaning that they require very little maintenance (yearly checks are advised), especially in comparison to the annual maintenance required of a traditional boiler.