You’ve seen the new infomercials on the TV – the parent telling their children the story of how our CO2 emissions will ruin the world if we don’t act to reduce them right now. Indeed, we all have to begin thinking differently about how we use our energy. It’s time for the 3 minute shower and ensuring the house lights are switched off when the room is not in use. It is time we all made a move to use more renewable and energy-saving sources of heat within our homes. It’s time to think about Air Source heating solutions.
What exactly is an air source heat pump? Imagine a renewable source of heating in your home that’s available all year round, and doesn’t require a boiler. An energy source that is cost and energy efficient, more so than almost all other domestic heating sources available on the market today. It exists – it is called an air source heat pump. In comparison with solar heating – a similar, perhaps more well-known renewable source of heat – the advantages of the former are vast.
Firstly, air source heat pumps require no boiler to operate – they capture the heat in the air and convert it into enough hot water to meet all your home’s hot water and central heating needs. Whilst solar heating panels provide a truly renewable source of energy, they still require conventional boilers to provide central heating and to provide back up for hot water during periods where there is little to no sunlight. Furthermore, a solar panel is least efficient at a time when it is needed the most – at dusk and dawn.
Air source heat pumps on the other hand can be used to fill all your hot water needs throughout the year, no matter what temperature and weather conditions. Even in winter, on cloudy days, or cold nights, the air still carries heat energy from the sun. A Green Air Central Heating System works effectively in air temperatures as low as -20oC – because it’s an intelligent system; it just works a little harder when it needs to.
Compare this to a solar heating panel, which needs to be placed on a south facing wall that receives direct sunlight for the majority of the day, not always a realistic expectation in the UK climate. Problems will arise.
With Green Air’s solution to this big environmental problem, we can potentially cut our carbon emissions up to 50%. Considering that 27% of the UK’s emissions are from heating buildings that is truly astounding!
Article Source: heatingcooling.com.au
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