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Heat pumps for underfloor heating can potentially lead to reduced fuel bills and a lower carbon footprint for the building. This can be particularly effective in properties where a mains gas supply is not present. A well-designed system will transfer more energy into the property than it takes to extract it from the source.
Heat pumps extract energy from a source and convert it into heat, this source is solar energy naturally found stored in the ground or in the air. Properties installed with a heat pump are then able to use this energy for heating and hot water.
There are many renewable energy sources available and heat pumps are a good alternative to these. Low running costs, minimal maintenance and good efficiency make them an excellent source of energy for your property. In a well maintained and insulated property, every KW hour of electricity used to power the heat pump with return an average of three KW hours in thermal energy. This makes a heat pump far more efficient than a traditional boiler.
Some things to consider with your property before installing a heat pump:
Ground source heat pumps need a fairly large amount of land for installation. Air source heat pumps require much less space and would work well in a built-up area.
In order for a heat pump to work at its maximum efficiency, your property needs to be well insulated to current building regulation standards.
A heat pump can put out up to 3 times more energy than it takes to run it, making it a good alternative where gas is not available. It is also more cost-effective than electricity ran heat sources.
If you are considering installing a heat pump, generally underfloor heating is the most popular choice. This is because it works at a lower temperature than a traditional wall mounted radiator systems. Heat pumps operate best at a lower temperature and are therefore well suited to underfloor heating.