Discover more about air source heat pumps below
A heat pump is a mechanical device that extracts heat that is present in the air, ground or water and boosts it so it can be used for heat and hot water in buildings.
As most of the heat comes from the environment and the electricity used to run the heat pump comes from our ever-decarbonising electrical grid, heat pumps are extremely green.
In the UK and Ireland, the three main types of heat pumps used are air source, ground source and water source heat pumps. Our commercial brand, Remeha, also has a range of gas absorption heat pumps.
Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) are generally preferred because they are more flexible to install. Ground source and water source heat pumps are generally more time consuming and difficult to install, because of the groundworks that are required.
Air source heat pumps extract heat from the air to provide heating and hot water for residential and commercial buildings. The units are usually situated outside the building.
Ambient air is pulled across a finned heat exchanger and the refrigerant inside is then superheated via an electrically driven compressor. This heat is then transferred to water through a plate heat exchanger, and pumped throughout the building to radiators, under floor heating or hot water tanks - just like a boiler.
If you are looking to upgrade to a low carbon solution in your home, the Baxi Air Source Heat Pump is the perfect choice for reliable, energy-efficient heating and hot water.
Are you considering a Baxi Air Source Heat Pump for your home? Our new cylinder range is the perfect fit, and there will be a model for you, however much hot water you need.
Your journey to a sustainable future starts here. When you install a Baxi Air Source Heat Pump, you can enjoy low carbon heating and hot water using sustainable energy drawn from the air outside your home. And it will keep working all year round, even when it's below zero outside.
First off, there are a few actions to take to reduce the energy loss of your home: cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, double or triple glazing, and, most importantly, reducing draughts.
Once you have made your home as energy efficient as possible, you should engage with a qualified installer or manufacturer, who will look at the heat loss in each room, the radiators in each room, the pipework, the external space where you are planning to place the heat pump - and help you at every step of the way.Read full FAQ
We recommend you speak to an MCS registered installer who will survey your property and make sure you have carried out all the measures to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible. You should also look at what funding and grants are available to help with your installation costs, as this varies from area to area.Read full FAQ
Different areas may offer different grants to help you with the cost of installing an air source heat pump. In this section, we provide a brief overview and links to some of the main organisations that you can contact for further information on grants and loans.
The government Boiler Upgrade Scheme was launched in April 2022. It will provide a boiler upgrade grant to help owners of domestic and small non-domestic properties in England or Wales with the upfront cost of installing low carbon heating systems, such as heat pumps. It will run from 2022 to 2025.Read full FAQ
An air source heat pump takes heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a compressor. It then transfers the heat to the heating system in the home. It works a bit like a refrigerator in reverse.Read full FAQ
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The government Boiler Upgrade Scheme was launched in April 2022. It will provide a boiler upgrade grant to help owners of domestic and small non-domestic properties in England or Wales with the upfront cost of installing low carbon heating systems, such as heat pumps. It will run from 2022 to 2025.Find out more