Air Source Heat Pumps

A bit about Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) are an effective method of heating your property whether it’s a commercial or residential property using the freely available heat energy from the air and transfers it to your property to provide hot water and heating. ASHP’s are self contained units using electricity as its only source of chargeable energy use. However, compared to other heating systems, ASHPs require very little chargeable energy to operate. This can lower your energy bills considerably. ASHP’s can be between 300 – 500% efficient, meaning the energy from the electricity used to operate the unit is transformed into 3 – 5 more heat type energy, which is then passed into the heating water heat exchanger.

Modern Facilities Services are specialists when it comes to the installation and maintenance of ASHPs. We will work with you and listen to your needs to enable to the most efficient and cost effective design for your building, taking into account its layout to maxmise output and minimise expense. To get you free quote please contact us.

Care and attention to detail

We provide the utmost attention in providing your Air source heat pump installation in the most efficient manner, reducing the disruption to you while the installation is being carried out, while still providing the installation at the lowest possible cost.

    Commitment to excellence

    All our engineers have been extensively trained on all aspects of ASHP, including the design of the system, as well as installation. They will provide the information on how the system operates, as well as giving advice on the most cost effective way of operating the system.

      Did you know?

      From 2025 all new homes will be banned from installing gas boilers and replaced by low-carbon alternatives like air source heat pumps? Did you also know that by installing a low carbon heating system in your home, you can have the installation cost subsidised by the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive? That seems like a pretty good deal to us! To find out more about ASHPs and how they can provide you with low carbon heating please contact us.


      Here are some frequently asked questions about Air Source Heat Pumps:
      • Are air source heat pumps noisy?
        Modern air source heat pumps are designed to operate quietly. The noise levels depend on factors such as the model, installation location, and the distance between the heat pump and the property. Adequate measures can be taken during installation to minimize any potential noise disruptions.
      • What are the advantages of using an air source heat pump?
        Some advantages of using air source heat pumps include reduced carbon emissions, lower energy bills compared to traditional heating systems, potential eligibility for government grants or incentives, and the versatility to provide both heating and hot water for a home.
      • How efficient are air source heat pumps?
        Air source heat pumps are known for their high energy efficiency. They can produce more heat energy than the electrical energy they consume. The efficiency of an air source heat pump is measured by the coefficient of performance (COP), which typically ranges from 2 to 4. This means that for every unit of electricity consumed, the heat pump can generate 2 to 4 units of heat energy.
      • Are air source heat pumps suitable for all homes?
        Air source heat pumps can be suitable for a wide range of homes, including those with good insulation. It is important to consider the size of the property and its heat demand when determining the suitability of an air source heat pump. Additionally, homes that have sufficient outdoor space and meet planning requirements for installation are suitable for air source heat pump systems.
      • How do air source heat pumps work?
        Air source heat pumps extract heat from the outdoor air using a refrigeration cycle. The heat collected is then transferred to a fluid, which is circulated through a compressor. The compressor increases the temperature of the fluid, which can then be used for heating or hot water purposes in a home. The system also includes an evaporator and a condenser to facilitate the heat exchange process.
      • What is an air source heat pump?
        An air source heat pump is a low-carbon alternative to traditional heating systems, such as gas boilers. It works by extracting heat from the outdoor air, even when temperatures are as low as -15°C. The heat pump then uses this energy to provide heating and hot water for a home..