Over the years, heat pumps have evolved from being primarily used for air conditioning. In today’s modern homes and businesses, heat pumps provide both heating and cooling and are increasingly popular as renewable sources of energy.
The purpose of a heat pump is to transfer heat from one place to another by using either the air outside or the ground beneath it. In an air source heat pump, for instance, heat is absorbed from the air outside and transferred inside, where it is used to warm the home. Heat is available in the air outside, even on cold days, which can be used to heat houses.
Heat pumps are highly efficient, generating up to four kilowatts of heat from only one kilowatt of electricity. As a result of their efficiency and renewable source of heat, heat pumps are an attractive alternative to traditional fossil fuel-based heating systems.
Heat pumps are able to work effectively all year round, which is one of their biggest advantages. Unlike traditional heating systems that struggle to operate in extremely cold weather, heat pumps operate at a lower temperature even when temperatures are below zero. Throughout the year, homes and businesses are able to enjoy reliable and sustainable heat without having to worry about backup heating systems.
As well as being extremely flexible, heat pumps can also be integrated with other heating systems, such as underfloor heating and radiators for a fully bespoke solution tailored to each property’s needs.