The air source heat pump works on the same principles as a refrigerator, but in reverse, to produce heat instead of a coolant. This technology has been around for many years.

Extracts energy from the atmosphere and converts it into hot water

Works in all weather conditions 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Sun, rain, frost and snow

Works in temperatures as low as – 15 C

Norway, Germany, Scandinavia and Swaziland are just a few countries that use heat pumps they have a much harsher winter than the UK. Heat pumps work in cooler climates. The key is all about the quality of the company complete the process before, during and after the installation of a heat pump.

A heat pump should be installed and set up to heat the home or business on the coldest day. In the southern part of the UK this would be at minus 7 degrees Celsius or 19.5 Fahrenheit.

Heat pump installations should be installed to meet certain temperatures as a minimum you can turn the heating system up you are turn it down. You decide at what temperature you set the heating with the property. The most energy efficient will be 21 degrees Celsius for all rooms apart from Kitchen at 18 degrees Celsius and the bathroom at 22 degrees Celsius.

The importance of a good efficient installation is on many key factors that only comes from years of experience that Green Tech Survey have.

Installed throughout the UK for decades

Works with radiators, swimming pools and underfloor heating

Air source heat pump can heat home if they are installed correctly

Produces hot water in your water cylinder for use anywhere in the house

Reduces the cost of heating your home and the supply of hot water

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A little history

Heat pumps have had more than 20 years of research and development in Europe. Heat pump systems are available in about 30 countries around the globe. The concept was developed By Mr William Thomson (also known as Lord Kelvin) in 1852 and the first heat pump was built in the 1940s. Commercial heat pumps have been available since 1960s and 70s. Modern commercially available units place the emphasis on optimised design. Reliability of the technology is proven.

The Beginning

Mr Robert C. Webber, an American inventor, is credited with building the first heat pump during the late 1940s. Webber got the idea for the heat pump by accident when he was experimenting with his deep freezer, and burned his hand after unintentionally touching the outlet pipes of the cooling system. The burning of his hands gave him ideas for the basic mechanics of how he would build the heat pump.

Heat Pump Invented

Mr Webber followed multiple steps to create the first heat pump. According to MasterTherm, “He connected the outlet piping from a freezer to a hot water heater and, since the freezer was producing constant excess heat, he hooked up the heated water to a piping loop.” Then Webber used a small fan to propel the warm air in the building. After he saw that his invention was successful, he built a full size heat pump to provide heat for his entire home.
This information was gained from research into the history of heat pumps by Green Tech Surveys.
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