Air Source Heat Pump – An Ideal Temperature Regulating Solution

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What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

An air source heat pump provides efficient heating as well as cooling to your home, office or any building in need of such system. If installed in a proper way, an air source heat pump can deliver 1.5 to 3 times additional heat energy to a home than the consumed electrical energy.

Working Principle of Air Source Heat Pumps:

It works under the principle of vapor compression. An air source heat pump makes use of refrigerant system that involves a compressor and a condenser to absorb heat from one place and release it at another place exactly in the similar way as a refrigerator system does. Before plunging into the technology, it is necessary to know that air at a temperature above absolute zero always contains some heat and most of the heat pumps can extract heat at much lower temperatures i.e. about -15 degrees Celsius.

Technology Used:

The air source heat pump consist of two exchanger coils out of which one that is outside catches the hot air and the other one that is inside pushes that air through a heating system. The system consists of four major elements i.e. a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve and an evaporator that allow the refrigerant to pass from the liquid form to its gaseous form.When the refrigerant passes through the system, the high temperature which is more than 100 degrees Celsius, converts it into its vapor or gas form while the energy produces heat. Now the gas formed passes through the compressor that increase its temperature and then passes through the expansion valve which lets the hot air enter the building. Now this hot air goes through the condenser that converts the gas again into its liquid form. The heat hence produced by the evaporation phase energy passes through the heat exchanger again to resume the cycle. It helps in making the radiators to work for underfloor heating system as well as for domestic hot water system.

Efficiency of Air Source Heat Pumps:

Efficiency of air source heat pumps is measured via a coefficient of performance (CoP) which is determined by evaluating how many units of heat are produced by using one unit of energy.

Types of Air Source Heat Pumps:

The various types of air source heat pumps are ductless, ducted, short run ducted, split, packaged, multi zoned and single zoned.

Advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps:

There are a variety of advantages that makes an air source heat pump ideal for cold climate and these advantages include lower emission of carbon, ability to deliver heat at temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius, heats home as well as hot water, energy efficient, requires few days for installment, Can be alternatively charged up by wind energy as well as solar power instead of electricity, good and long lifespan with minimal maintenance, capability of providing cooling during summers and heat during winters, No need of storage of fuels, and the smart controls that you can access and control from your phone or tablet.

Author Information:-

Arctic Heat Pumps provides industry leading and the most energy efficient air source heat pump for cold climate. To know more visit

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