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Air Source Heat Pump

Atlantic Contracting North West Ltd specialise in the installation and service of renewable energy. We are well established and respected within both the private & public sectors, working on domestic and commercial buildings.

Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pump

Atlantic Contracting North West Ltd installs and commissions all forms of Heat Pumps which include Air Source and Ground Source.

As heat pumps work by extracting available heat from an outside source, air, water, or the ground, they are far more efficient than even the most efficient fossil-fuel based heating systems, but as most domestic and commercial users don't have a large body of water within easy access, the vast majority of installs are either air or ground source heat pumps.

Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally and if you have solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on your roof you'll be generating the electricity needed to run the system anyway.

An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Heat from the air is absorbed at low temperature into a fluid, this fluid then passes through a compressor where its temperature is increased, and transfers its higher temperature heat to the heating and hot water circuits of the house. There are two main types of air source heat pump system:

In a well-insulated home, it can take the place of a central heating boiler and should last for over 20 years with low maintenance requirements. Atlantic prides itself with educating its clients on site, advising about after install care for the equipment it uses.