What is a Heat Pump?
An Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), also known as an air to water heat pump, absorbs heat from the outside air which is then used to heat the home.
Heat Pumps are best suited to new build (and energy efficient) properties which have a low heat demand. Air source heat pumps offer flexible and cost effective alternatives to traditional fossil fuel boilers.
Call us today on NI. +44 (0) 28 7777 8177 or ROI. 015 397 899 for a quotation, grant information or a site survey.
How Heat Pumps work?
A Heat Pump extracts warm energy from the outside air or the ground, increases the temperature by compressing it, and then transfers the energy into hot water. This is then used to supply your domestic hot water and to heat your home via your central underfloor heating or radiators.
Heat sourced from the air is renewable and by taking advantage of the natural heat that is present in the air , the heat pump is able to provide efficient heating and hot water all year round (even in the depths of winter).
Benefits of Heat Pumps NI?
Heat pumps Northern Ireland offer huge fuel savings of typically 30+% compared to heating your home with fossil fuels such as oil or gas. Lower running costs means more money in your pocket.
Heat Pump Efficiencies
Our heat pumps offer market leading efficiencies which are ideal for our mild climate. Although electricity is required to power the pump, for every 1 unit of electricity used, our heat pumps can produce up to 5 units of heat.
As well as the financial benefits of installing a heat pump outlined above, there are a number of additional benefits such as
- Tried & tested technology (Almost 7million heat pumps installed across Europe)
- Fully automatic, easy to use and reliable
- No fuel store required
- Don’t need to worry about seasonal fluctuations of fuel costs
- No need to organise fuel deliveries again
- Reduced carbon footprint
Sectors That Can Benefit From A Heat Pump
Domestic home owners
Home owners can save 30%+ on their heating bills when compared to using fossil fuels such as oil and gas.
We have heat pumps that can help sectors in Northern Ireland that use a large amount of hot water on a daily basis, save money. If you are interested in looking for a cost saving solution for your business, call +44 (0) 28 7777 8177 or fill in our free survey request form.
We install heat pumps for the following sectors:
- Hair Salons
Altec Renewables have helped those in the agricultural sector in NI save money. We have cost saving renewable energy systems to suit farm buildings to reduce water heating costs.
Call +44 (0) 28 7777 8177 or fill in our free survey request form if you are a member of the public sector who is looking to reduce costs on water heating. We have heat pumps and renewable heating systems suitable for:
Some Design Considerations
Every heat pump is designed in house by our team of engineers and technicians. Heat pumps have different heating characteristics compared to traditional fossil fuelled heating systems and as such it is important to consider the following;
- Is your property suitable/well insulated?
- What type of heat emitter do you plan to install (underfloor, radiators etc) – click here to view our underfloor heating section
- Do you have somewhere suitable to install the heat pump?
We can offer advice on the above and guide you through the best solution for your installation. If you decide to proceed with a heat pump installation with Altec, the earlier in the project you let us know the better (preferably before sub-floor is poured as it will allow us to get ducts in place). If there is a builder onsite we can liaise directly with them with regards to scheduling of works to keep the process as hassle-free as possible for you.
We install our Air Source Heat Pumps throughout Northern Ireland including:
+44 (0) 28 7777 8177 for advice on the right solution for your home or business.