What Is A Heat Pump?

An air source heat pump works by absorbing heat from the environment, even when temperatures are well below freezing.

It extracts heat from the air around us and transfers that heat to the inside of your home, keeping you warm and comfortable. 

This is all completed by a refrigeration cycle taking place within the heat pump.

Heat is absorbed into the refrigeration liquid, which then turns into a gas and is pressurised by the compressor.

The temperature increases significantly and it gets passed through a heat exchanger to heat the hot water passing through your home.

Heat Pumps Are Not New Technology

The refrigeration cycle has been around for years in your home. 

Domestic fridges use the same technology, by taking the warm air from inside the fridge and dispersing it to the outside air. It’s the same as an air source heat pump, except it’s in reverse.

A heat pump works in a way which allows it to still extract warm air from the outside even when the ambient temperature is as low as -15 degrees.

This is why your fridge remains cold at all times, as it’s finding warm air and removing it even when the ambient temperature is near freezing.

Benefits Of Using A Heat Pump

– They’re extremely efficient, average SCOP of 3.5 across Mitsubishi units – this is dependant on the property’s insulation levels.

– They can be cost-effective.

– Reduce your carbon footprint by around 12% per year.

– Using only renewable energy to heat your home.

– Very quiet units – they make as much noise as your fridge/freezer


Mitsubishi Ecodan

Here at HeatPumps4Homes we offer the Mitsubishi Ecodan range. These are the ultra-quiet heat pumps that provide some of the best heating solutions on the market. We are proud to be a Mitsubishi Accredited Installer for over 10 years, supplying you with the best heating equipment.