Air Source Heat Pump

air source heat pump

What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

In your home you will commonly have a Gas, Oil or Biomass boiler or you might be running solely from electric. There are renewable energy technologies that have been on the market for over 15 years now… this is no longer new and untested technology. The average Air Source Heat Pump runs at 350% efficiency! Literally 3x better per KWH.

How does an Air Source Heat Pump work?

Air source heat pumps use air as their main source of energy. They take energy from the air outside and convert it into heat for your home. In simple terms they work in the same way that fridges and air-conditioning units do, just in reverse.

Here is a summary of the process:

  • The unit absorbs heat from the air into a liquid refrigerant. This fluid is turned into gas
  • Using electricity, the pump compresses this gas, heating it up
  • This heat is transferred into your home’s heating system – your radiators, underfloor heating and hot water
  • As the heat transfers, the gas condenses back into a liquid and the cycle begins again


A compressor unit is fitted outside of your home. It’s useful to have a sunny spot for this so the pump won’t have to work as hard. But it can even absorb heat from the air at sub-zero temperatures – so it’ll work even if you’ve only got a shady space.

All of us at MSS are passionate about Air Source Heat Pumps and believe everyone should have one! We can help you choose the right Air Source Heat Pump.

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Why get an Air Source Heat Pump? What are the benefits?

  • It can reduce fuel bills
  • Lower home carbon emissions
  • There is minimal maintenance required
  • It heats BOTH your home and your water
  • It is 350% efficient per KWH on average
  • Protected against rising Gas/Oil costs
  • LANDLORDS can also benefit including no paying for a new Gas Certificate every time a tenant leaves
  • It can provide you with an income through the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

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