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What is an air source heat pump?

What is an air source heat pump?

An air source heat pump (ASHP) is a type of heat pump that extracts heat from the ambient air outside a building and transfers it inside to provide heating. It operates on the same principle as a refrigerator but in reverse.

By continuously circulating refrigerant through a cycle of evaporation, compression, condensation, and expansion, an air source heat pumps effectively extracts heat from the outdoor air and transfers it indoors, even when outdoor temperatures are low. This process allows the air source heat pump to provide efficient heating for buildings throughout the year, regardless of the weather conditions.

One of the advantages of air source heat pumps is their ability to provide both heating and cooling. By reversing the direction of the air flow, air source heat pumps can also act as air conditioners during warmer months, removing heat from indoor air and releasing it outdoors. This versatility makes air source heat pumps a popular choice for homeowners seeking year-round comfort with reduced energy consumption.

Want to find out more about the advantages of air source heat pumps or discuss a heat pump installation? Talk to our experienced heating engineers today!