What is an Air Source Heat Pump?
Typically, homes are heated using Gas, Oil, LPG or Electric. However, there are renewable energy alternatives that are much more efficient and provide a much more sustainable solution. The average Air Source Heat Pump runs at around 350% efficiency so could save you hundreds on your energy bills.
In essence it works a bit like a fridge, or an outdoor air conditioning unit, only in reverse. They generate heat using the air outside which heats the water in your central heating system.Learn More
Why should I get an Air Source Heat Pump?
- Reduce energy bills
- Decrease carbon emissions
- Minimal maintenance required
- Heats both your home and your water
- More efficient than fossil fuel systems
- Government grants are available
- Futureproof your home
- Requirement for new builds from 2025
At MSS we are passionate about Air Source Heat Pumps and believe everyone should have one! We can help to ensure they are designed properly to enable maximum efficiency.
The MSS Process
Below is a brief overview of our processes which ensures that the installation is fully MCS compliant and could also allow you to apply for any available government funding.
- We complete a full survey of your home to understand the energy requirements.
- We complete calculations to design a bespoke system for your home
- We check that the electrical supply for your home is sufficient
- We check that your chosen installers have the necessary qualifications
- We provide you with a contractual agreement
- We check and sign off the system after the install has taken place
- We certify your heat pump with MCS and all other regulatory bodies
- We provide a full handover pack allowing you to apply for any available grants
Is my home eligible for an Air Source Heat Pump?
Anyone can have an Air Source Heat Pump and depending on your existing heating system there are some great savings to be made if designed and installed correctly. However, if they are undersized this could end up costing you more in energy bills so your heat pump needs to be correct to achieve the desired efficiencies and savings.
The Government has a carbon net-zero target and is therefore providing financial incentives to support homeowners to 'go green' and improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
To promote renewable energy and Air Source Heat Pumps in particular, the Government have announced the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) which is a £5,000 upfront payment in the form of a voucher. The scheme is administered by Ofgem and there are a number of criteria and strict regulations that must be met in order to apply, one of which is that the heat pump must be approved by MCS and the installation company must also be MCS accredited.
Frequently Asked Questions
As specialists in Air Source Heat Pumps we often receive enquiries about their suitability and application. Please take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions below.
I’m a homeowner, why do I need your services?
We work with installers to ensure your heat pump is compliant with MCS and is suitable for your home. Unfortunately, there are many occasions where systems are not designed properly meaning that the heating is not running efficiently and therefore energy bills are incredibly high. Air Source Heat Pumps have received bad publicity as a result of this, however, they do work, and they work incredibly well when designed correctly.
We complete all of the necessary works to ensure that your system is 100% correct, working correctly, is certified and will serve you and your home for a very long time.
My ASHP isn’t working. Can you help?
We are helping a number of people / companies who require assistance with an incorrectly designed or installed Air Source Heat Pump. We can provide you with an independent consultant report with our findings.
What areas do you cover?
We offer a nationwide service, covering England, Scotland, Wales and the surrounding isles.
How much are your services?
Our costs vary depending on the size of the property and the distance from our offices so use our quoting system and we’ll email you a consultation price straight away.