Air-source heat pumps are an ecological alternative to gas boilers and are easy to retrofit in an existing building. This HVAC system produces heating, cooling and DHW with reduced energy consumption and a lower carbon footprint. Heat pumps produce between 3 and 5 kW of thermal energy for each kilowatt consumed. This allows them to be among the most efficient HVAC equipment in the market.
Air-source heat pumps are a clean technology that allows you to extract the energy contained in the outside air and “pump” it to produce DHW, heating and/or cooling. In summer, they transfer heat from indoors to external areas and in winter, they can collect heat outdoors to heat a home or produce DHW.
Advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps
ASHPs are one of the most efficient systems in the HVAC market, with up to 500% efficiencies that can fulfil your demand without increasing the energy bill. Moreover, if you choose a system with inverter technology, your equipment will be even more efficient as it will adapt its operation to the needs of the installation. Regarding budgets, despite an initial higher installation cost, in the long run, ASHPs are much cheaper as they have minimal consumption and maintenance. Moreover, they can be combined with PV to maximise the autonomy of the installation and minimise the energy consumed.
Is it Possible to Replace a Gas Boiler with a Heat Pump?
ASHPs with natural refrigerant offer higher working temperatures than conventional heat pumps. The ecoAIR+ PRO range delivers temperatures above 70ºC without any electrical support, enabling their installation in retrofit projects with radiators to replace a gas boiler.
All ecoAIR+ PRO heat pumps feature the Dynamic Defrosting Cycle (DDC). This technology avoids stopping the compressor during defrosting, resulting in a faster cycle and bigger power output. The ecoAIR+ PRO has an integrated energy manager to store the PV panels’ energy surplus production to get a Net-Zero Home. Ecoforest also enables easy heat pump management with the ecoSMART Easynet, which enables complete remote control of the installation by the installers.
Ecoforest Academy UK: Improve Your Knowledge of Heat Pump Installation
The UK Ecoforest Academy offers a state-of-the-art technical room, fully working air-source and ground-source heat pumps, DHW cylinders, buffer tanks and other elements for training in natural conditions. Courses range from introductory to technician-level courses. Learn more about the training opportunities at https://ecoforest.co.uk