A heat pump absorbs heat from one of two sources, either the air or the ground. The heat is taken into a fluid which is then compressed causing its temperature to rise even further. What is known as a heat exchanger then transfers this heat from the fluid to the water which travels around your home or business’s heating system. Although these pumps are run with electricity, they are more efficient than their gas boiler counterparts by creating more units of heat per kWh of electricity.
An air source heat pump unit looks like an air conditioning unit and is installed to the exterior of your building. A ground source heat pump requires pipes to be buried in the ground in order to draw heat from below the earth. Many new houses in the USA for example have these pipes buried below their homes, but they can also be installed in gardens. The pipes are either installed vertically or horizontally.
As specialists in renewable energy sources, Arkle are dedicated in funding heat pumps for home and business environments. Installing either type of heat pump will meet the Renewable Heat Incentive which offers financial subsidies for those who adopt these energy sources. The pumps are cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternatives to other sources which require a supply of fossil fuels.