Are you looking for ways to adopt a greener, more sustainable approach to running your household? Now more than ever, we understand the extent and dangers of climate change. As such, an increasing number of homeowners are turning to cleaner energy sources. This is why heat pumps for the home have seen a surge in popularity.
Based in Kidlington, Steve Cross Heat Pumps is the trusted choice for discerning property owners in Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey.
Whether you’re based locally in Abingdon, Aylesbury, Banbury, Brackley, Oxford or Witney, or further afield in other parts of the region, our team can help you make the switch to a more sustainable source of heating and hot water.
You can find detailed breakdowns of ground-source and air-source heat pumps on their respective pages on the menu of this website.
Below, we have focused on the benefits of heat pumps for the home.
Low Running Costs
If your home in Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire or Surrey uses a combustion-based system, a heat pump offers a more cost-effective alternative. We fit pumps with high energy-efficiency ratings, so they have the potential to save you a considerable amount of money over the long term.
Put simply, the more efficient the system you opt for, the greater these savings become over the years.
Are you interested in installing a heat pump at your home in Abingdon, Aylesbury, Banbury, Brackley, Oxford, Witney or any of the surrounding areas? Call us on 01865 841911 to schedule an initial consultation.
Impressive Energy-efficiency Ratings
With average coefficient of performance (CoP) figures of 2.5 or higher, heat pumps are the most effective way of heating using electricity. This is one of the most appealing benefits associated with heat pumps for the home.
In short, a heat pump uses an average of less than 1 kilowatt of electricity to achieve between 2.5 and 4 kilowatts of heating power.
In comparison, conventional gas boilers or electric fires have CoP figures of less than one. This means they need 1 kilowatt of power to generate around 1 kilowatt of heat. Generally speaking, a heat pump system operates with between 200% and 400% more efficiency.
While it’s unlikely you will suffer serious consequences from having a gas boiler or electric fire, the risk is always there. If left unchecked, a faulty boiler, such as one with a leaky or blocked flue, can release the poisonous gas carbon monoxide. Breathing in this gas can make you unwell, while high concentrations can lead to death.
Likewise, poorly maintained or incorrectly fitted boilers may create gas leaks. In worst-case scenarios, this might result in a fire or explosion. Indeed, blazes are also a risk associated with electric fires too.
Heat pumps for the home don’t have any form of combustion. This makes them an inherently safer option for properties across Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey.
Low Maintenance and Long Lifespan
After installation, your heat pump is easy to maintain. You will need to perform simple system checks once a year. You only need an inspection from a professional installer every 3 to 5 years. For your peace of mind, Steve Cross Heat Pumps provides all forms of repair work across the region, be it in Abingdon, Aylesbury, Banbury, Brackley, Oxford, Witney or the neighbouring areas.
In addition, the average heat pump has an impressive lifespan. Of course, the specific figures differ depending on the manufacturer, pump model and system type. In some cases, well-maintained pumps last as long as 50 years. The average across the board, however, is around 15 years.
This makes heat pumps a steady, incredibly reliable source of heat.
The above only scratches the surface of the benefits heat pumps for the home can deliver. For example, in the summer, you can reverse the process, so your pump provides cooler air, effectively making it an air conditioner.
What’s more, because these pumps don’t burn any fuel, and their filters remove dust, odours, smoke, mould spores and other particles, they also improve overall air quality.
You may also qualify for payment assistance for heat pump installation through the government’s RHI scheme.
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