Renewables products

Air Source Heat Pumps

At TUS we offer a comprehensive range of air source heat pump products from industry leading manufacturers Stiebel Eltron, Hitachi and Samsung.

For a FREE heat pump quotation or consultation call our sales team on 01283 850040 or email renewables@tus-ufh.com

What is an Air Souce Heat Pump?

An Air Source Heat Pump is an efficient and environmentally friendly way of heating a home or workplace using air drawn from the atmosphere. It works in a similar way to a fridge where heat is removed from food and released to the atmosphere through the metal coils on the back of the fridge.

An Air Source Heat Pump reverses this process by removing heat from the outside atmosphere and releasing to a hot water and heating system inside. It can be used to provide heat for underfloor heating, radiators and warm air convectors, and it will supply all of the hot water requirements.

The great advantage of a heat pump is that for every unit of electrical energy paid, free environmental heat units are generated, making it exceptionally efficient. For example, a typical air source heat pump will use 1kw of grid electricity which will generate 1kw of heat but in addition, it will also generate 2kw of free environmental heat thus giving an efficiency rating of 1:3 or 300%. Compare this to a traditional gas or oil system with standard efficiencies of no more than 90%.

With a projected life span of between 15 and 20 years, an Air Source Heat Pump will future proof against rising fuel prices as renewable energy units will always remain FOC.

Will an air souce heat pump work for me?

Here are some basic qualifying answers to the questions you should ask yourself when considering whether a heat pump will work for your customer.

If you find yourself ticking these boxes and wish to speak to one of our team about your specific project, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

  • Apart from an ASHP, the only other fuel options  are Oil, LPG, Direct Electric, Solid fuel
  • The customer will be using low temp heating ( underfloor heating, oversized rads )
  • I can add more radiators if necessary to reduce system flow temperatures.
  • The property is either well insulated or can be improved
  • There is room enough to site a unit outdoors ( at least 5m away from neighbour )
  • There is room to site a domestic hot water tank and maybe a heating buffer tank
  • The customer wants to save money and future proof their property against rises in energy costs.