Air Source Heat Pumps
Lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint with a Worcester Heat Pump.
Heat pumps are a renewable energy technology that converts energy in the ground or air into heat. This process delivers green, low-cost, energy-saving heating and hot water all year round.
With the UK government launching a number of incentives to improve the energy efficiency of your homes; Worcester air and ground source heat pumps are an ideal solution to reduce your properties carbon footprint while lowering your energy bills.. >
Heat pumps can deliver a number of benefits:
- Lower your fuel bills
- Eligible for the government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) (Ground Source Only)
- Lower your home's carbon emissions
- Does not require fuel deliveries
- Little maintenance required
How do heat pumps work?
- Put simply a heat pump takes the available heat from the ground or air surrounding a property and increases it to a more useful temperature for use in the home. This renewable source of heat can be used to create warm air or water (for space and central heating) as well as hot water (for both central heating and domestic hot water supply).
- It achieves this by taking the same principle that allows a fridge to cool your groceries and by utilizing it in reverse.
- A heat pump operates in the following way:
- The source of heat, which can be outside air or a water mix which is contained within ground collectors, is either blown or pumped over the heat exchange surface of the outside part of the heat pump
- This heat (although cold in comparison to a homes internal air) is warm enough to cause the special refrigerant liquid to evaporate and turn into a gas.
- This gas is then put through a compressor which increases the pressure of the gas, a factor that causes its temperature to rise. For example you may have noticed that a bicycle pump, gets warm when it is used, the gasses in a heat pump experience the same temperature rise due to compression.
- The gas (now heated) is passed over the internal heat exchange surface. This heat can then be either blown around a property or be transferred into a home’s central heating or hot water system.
- The gas falls in temperature as the heat is transferred into the home and it subsequently returns to a liquid state.
- The refrigerant returns to the outside heat exchange surface and the process repeats itself until sufficient heat is passed into the home.
Greenstore LECP heat pumps overview
Our Greenstore ground source heat pumps provide economical, low carbon energy, enabling you to meet all of the heating and hot water requirements of your home from one renewable source. Available in two versions, the system version has been designed for use with a G3 approved Greenstore solar-ready cylinder for the production of hot water, whilst a G3 approved Combination model includes a built-in 185 litre cylinder.