Heat Pump Installations, Kent

What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is a device that can transfer heat from one location to another, typically used to either heat or cool a space. In the UK, heat pumps are commonly used for heating purposes, especially in residential and commercial buildings.

There are several types of heat pumps, but the most common ones are air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps:

Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)
These extract heat from the outside air and transfer it into a building to provide space heating and sometimes hot water. They work by absorbing heat from the outdoor air and then using a compressor and a refrigerant to raise the temperature before distributing it inside.

Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP)
These use pipes buried underground to extract heat from the ground. The ground maintains a relatively stable temperature throughout the year, making this type of heat pump efficient and reliable for heating purposes.

Heat pumps are considered a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional heating systems because they can operate using renewable energy sources, such as the heat absorbed from the air or ground. They are also highly efficient, particularly in moderate climates like that of the UK, where they can provide significant energy savings compared to conventional heating systems.