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Air source

Air source

ASHPs or Air Source Heat Pumps take low level (solar) energy from the air and convert it in to usable energy in your home. Essentially, they use 1kw of electrical energy to “pump” 3.8kw of heat energy in to your home.

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What is an air source heat pump?

A heat pump is an energy-efficient device that can save energy in the home by using a small amount of electrical energy to move heat from one place to another. Unlike a boiler, which creates heat by burning fuel, an air source heat pump simply transfers heat from the air outside the home to the inside of the home.

During the winter, a heat pump extracts heat from the outdoor air or ground and transfers it to the inside of the home, warming it up. During the summer, it can work in reverse, removing heat from inside the home and transferring it outside, cooling the home down.

The efficiency of a heat pump is measured by its coefficient of performance (COP), which is the ratio of the heat output to the electrical energy input. Heat pumps have a higher COP than traditional heating systems, meaning they require less energy to generate the same amount of heat.

By using a heat pump to heat and cool your home, you can save energy and money on your energy bills. Additionally, many heat pumps use environmentally friendly refrigerants and produce fewer emissions than traditional heating systems, making them a more sustainable choice for your home.

The UK heating market faces several challenges, including:

Energy efficiency: The heating market is under pressure to become more energy-efficient due to the UK’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions. There is a need for more efficient heating systems and renewable energy sources such as heat pumps.

Aging infrastructure: Much of the UK’s heating infrastructure is old and outdated. This makes it difficult to upgrade to more efficient systems, and can also lead to reliability issues.

Fuel poverty: Many households in the UK struggle to pay their heating bills, leading to fuel poverty. This is a significant problem, particularly for vulnerable households such as the elderly and those on low incomes.

Lack of innovation: There is a perception that the UK heating market has been slow to innovate, with a lack of investment in new technologies and approaches.

Regulation: The heating market is subject to a complex web of regulations, which can make it difficult for new entrants to enter the market and for existing players to adapt to changing market conditions.

Skills shortage: There is a shortage of skilled workers in the heating industry, particularly in areas such as installation and maintenance. This can make it difficult to deliver high-quality services and to implement new technologies.

Did you know that a heat pump can cool the house in summer?

Most heat pumps have both a heating and a cooling function, this is seldom used in the UK as the summers are relatively short. But as the summers are starting to warm due to climate change, we have seen an increased demand for the cooling feature to be accessed, this can be delivered in many ways in your home, either by underfloor heating system, MVRH (mechanical ventilation heat recovery) or fan assisted radiators (fan coils).

About Us


We offer a range of services throughout Swindon and the Cotswolds, including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. 

Wiltshire Energy provide services to both domestic and commercial customers, including central heatingair conditioning and renewable heating services. 

We specialise in off grid heating and renewable energy, with a focus on Heat Pumps and Solar.   We have plenty of experience and are fully qualified to carry out these services, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands.

We are Gas Safe, Oftec, Refcom, Recc, MCS, Hetas and NICEIC accredited.  We are time served and fully qualified with more than 20 years experience in renewables.  So if you would like to know more about us and our services, simply get in touch by calling us on 0333 5776065 and we will be happy to help. 

We hope you choose Wiltshire Energy for your heat pump and solar.

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