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Did You Know These Things About Heat Pumps?

Posted on: November 13th, 2019 by AC Direct

Whilst people have been looking for ways to reduce their Co2 emissions for many years, it seems that more emphasis has been placed in this area recently.

Investing in heat pumps as opposed to gas or oiler boilers is one change many people have made to reduce their impact on the environment and cut down the price of their energy bills.

For our latest post, we discuss some interesting facts about heat pumps that you may not yet know.

1. Renewable Heat Incentive

We couldn’t write this blog post without mentioning that fact that investing in a heat pump could, in fact, make you money. The RHI is a government scheme whereby those that invest in a biomass boiler, solar water heating or certain heat pumps can receive money towards the cost of heating their home. To see how much you could receive, head over to the payment calculator.

2. They are Not a New Invention

Did you know that the first ground source heat pump was invented in the 1940s? Since then, great leaps forward have been made with regards to creating energy-efficient products that have less impact on the planet.

3. Heat Pumps Last a Long Time

The typical life expectancy of a heat pump is around 15 years. There are, however, several factors that can contribute to the wear of this product.

4. Reduced Co2

Heat pumps produce half of the emissions a standard oil boiler would produce and are around a third more efficient than a standard gas boiler. Consequently, if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, switching your heat supply may be a good idea.

5. Heat Pumps can Cool and Heat

Yes, it’s true! The cycle of a heat pump that delivers heat to a property is fully reversible and can be used to cool a property too.

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If you are thinking of changing your heating system and would like more information on heat pumps, please contact a member of our dedicated team. We’re always on-hand to answer any queries, as well as provide you with a comprehensive quote.

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