Heat Pump Boilers
The use of a heat pump boiler is a cost effective, low carbon alternative to the traditional boiler in modern buildings.
By using advanced heat pump technology to upgrade natural energy from the ambient air to provide space heating and hot water. Heat pump boilers can reduce the CO2 emissions of the home by up to 50% and the running costs by 30%.
With a conventional gas-fired boiler 1 kW of input energy provides less than 1kW of output energy or heat. In comparison, the heat pump boiler system can convert 1kW of input energy into an average of 3.6 kW of output energy or heat. This makes it over three times more efficient than the most modern gas boiler.
Ground/Air source heat pumps
Heat from the air is absorbed at a low temperature creating a fluid. This fluid passes through a compressor, increasing the temperature and transferring that heat to the heating system within a building. It is the equivalent of a reverse cycle refrigerator.
Air source heat pumps need electricity to run, but because they are extracting renewable heat from the environment, the heat output is greater than the electricity input therefore making them an energy efficient method of heating your home.
Watford Refrigeration & Air Conditioning are accredited installers of heat pump boiler systems.