Air source heat pumps
Free energy anyone?
Look out of your window and what do you see?
The street, the house opposite, the trees and fields? What we at NIBE see is a free source of energy – the air.
Believe it or not, you can actually use the outside air, one of nature’s totally free gifts, to heat, and indeed cool your home.
Even at sub-zero temperatures, ambient air contains heat.
And when you concentrate that heat using a NIBE air/water heat pump, you can get enough out of it to heat up both your home’s water-based radiators or underfloor heating and sanitary water.
The same heat pump can also be used as an air-conditioning unit to cool your house during the summer.
It’s amazing, but true. We know, because we’ve already been using heat pump technology in Sweden for over 30 years.
Why choose an air to water heat pump?
Here are the two most obvious reasons The first is financial.
An air/water heat pump makes heating your home and hot water much cheaper.
You can reduce your heating costs by up to 65%, although the exact figure depends on several factors such as where you live, the size of your house and whether or not you use the cooling function.
Your initial investment is relatively low since an air/ water heat pump, unlike a ground source heat pump, does not require any geothermal drilling. And the efficiency of NIBE’s heat pumps (they have an especially high operating range) positively impacts the speed with which you recover your investment. With energy prices continually rising, you’re unlikely to regret your decision.
In fact, you’ll start enjoying savings from the first month.
The second reason for choosing an air/water heat pump is that it’s so environmentally-friendly.
By merely upgrading naturally occurring energy from the air outside to heat your home and hot water, it leads to much lower CO2 emissions than any traditional fossil-fuel based heating system.