Heat pumps FAQ

Q. How does a heat pump work?

A. Heat pumps are actually quite similar to air conditioners and refrigerators in many respects; however the general process is reversed. Air source heat pumps capture energy that is stored in the air, which is then converted into usable heat via the system itself. This heat is then transported around the property via units installed in the property.

Q. Do heat pumps cool or heat?

A. Both. The primary function of a heat pump is to heat the home; however the pumps also come with switches that can reverse the process described previously. This means that heat energy is removed from the property and transported outside, cooling the property in the process.

Q. Are heat pumps loud?

A. Not at all. The noise they generate it similar to that made by a refrigerator or air conditioning unit.

Q. Can heat pumps reduce my carbon emissions?

A. Yes they can. Heat pumps are a form of renewable technology, meaning that they mostly use natural sources of energy to operate.

Heat pumps do require a small amount of electricity to run, however the consumption rates are far lower than even the most efficient traditional heating setups.