Air source heat pumps

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Heat pumps are very effective atheating a single space or room.

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Heat pumps have quickly become one of the most popular forms of home heating, mainly because of their low running costs. They are highly energy-efficient because they move heat from one space to another – a far more efficient method than generating heat.

Heat pump systems are commonly 300% efficient, meaning for every 1kWh of electricity they consume, they generate 3kWh of heat.

How they work

The basic principle behind the heat pump's inner workings is the same as a refrigerator, but in reverse. The outside unit draws heat from the air and transfers it to the home via one or more interior heating ducts.

Why they're good

 

  • Very energy-efficient
  • Deliver instant heat
  • Can provide heating and cooling
  • One unit can heat the whole house, depending on the number of interior ducts installed
  • Air-filtering models are available

Are they safe?

There are no major health risks associated with the use of heat pumps for heating.

How much will it cost?

Installing a heat pump is slightly more expensive than buying individual electric or gas heaters, but the initial cost will be made up in ongoing power savings. The number of interior heating ducts will affect the cost.

 A single unit system can cost from about $1,000. A split system generally starts at $2,000, whereas a ducted system is more expensive, but will heat a greater area.

To maximise the efficient operation of a heat pump requires all owners to understand how to use them effectively. At Right House we provide such advice as part of our commissioning of the system.

To obtain a quote for your home contact a Right House Sales Consultant.

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