Like ground-source heat pumps, air-source devices offer Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire properties a stable and sustainable source of energy. They can work with electric or oil-fuelled boilers, as well as connect with your existing hot water and heating system
At Steve Cross Heat Pumps, we offer customers a comprehensive service, from installation of heat pumps, to heat pump maintenance and repairs. The areas we operate include Abingdon, Banbury, the Cotswolds, Oxford and Witney, to name a few.
The conventional methods of heating buildings would either involve burning fuel or converting electricity into heat. Air-source heat pumps work differently in that they move heat energy from outside your dwelling or business into your property. No matter the weather condition or the time of year, the pump system will register the external air temperatures and adjusts the output accordingly. For Homes or businesses in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire with insufficient space for ground-source heat pumps, Air-source heat pumps can be a perfect alternative and can save you money on energy costs.
The same principles that apply to ground-source systems also feature in air-source devices. They both work in a similar way to that of a domestic refrigerator however they extract heat from outside air. Air-source heat pumps use a fan to distribute air across an evaporation heat exchanger. Refrigerant in these pumps boils at temperatures as low as -30˚C, so these systems can pull energy from the air even during the winter months. There are two types of air-source heat pumps:
Having an efficient system is important which is why at Steve Cross Heat Pumps we provide air-source heat pump servicing and heat pump repairs on an annual basis.
Air-source heat pump systems require no ground disruption to install, nor does it require an energy source from the ground or a nearby body of water. This reduces the cost of installation compared to Ground Source heat pumps. While some experts say that air-source heat pumps are not as efficient as ground-source alternatives, they outperform them when air temperatures are higher than those 1m below the ground.
Because the temperature in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire is lower during the winter months, ground-source heat pumps would make a more efficient choice. However, in the summer the opposite view will apply as air-source heat systems can go from providing a CoP reading of 3:1 in the winter to 5:1 in the summer. This makes them an excellent choice for your property in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, especially if space is limited.
Having such high efficiency in summer, air source heat pumps are an ideal alternative for heating indoor or outdoor swimming pools.
When it comes to repairs or maintaining Air-source heat pumps, cost is typically lower making it more affordable too. Before deciding on which option to go for we advise you consider all aspects first. We remind you that some air-source heat pumps are not optimised for use in the UK, but those in the Mitsubishi Ecodan range are more than up to the job.
The best location to install your air-source heat pump is in the room with the best air circulation which in most cases is the plant room. The area you wish to install should be away from trees or falling debris. Our heat pump installers must adhere to minimum clearances. This reduces the risk of low airflow or the chances of heat pumps recycling cold exhaust air. We consider noise to not cause a nuisance to yourself or your neighbours, by complying with strict guidelines and using the latest ultra-quiet Air Source heat pumps.
Prior to installation we will perform all necessary check to ensure your existing power supply is suitable for your Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Berkshire property. Should your existing supply require upgrading your DNO will inform you of the next steps.
We Install air-source heat pumps in Abingdon, Banbury, the Cotswolds, Oxford, Witney and the surrounding areas require a base with a soakaway. At Steve Cross heat pumps we includes bases and soakaways into your quotation.
HEAT PUMP SERVICING
It is best practice to have your air-source heat pump regularly maintained and serviced. A simple routine inspection once a year will ensure maximum efficiency. We specialise in heat pump servicing, and we offer a complete aftersales service which optimises CoP, heating ability and water temperatures.
HEAT PUMP REPAIRS
We also carry out air-source heat pump repairs in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. We are accredited Mitsubishi Ecodan installers and have an extensive understanding of the heat pumps we install. Our technicians carry spare parts at all times and have rapid access to all non-stock components.