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Can I Use an Air Source Heat Pump for My Underfloor Heating?
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Can I Use an Air Source Heat Pump for My Underfloor Heating?

Underfloor heating is a great way to make your home that bit more comfortable, eliminating the shock of cold floors and warming up rooms in the process. But like any form of heating, it also uses a considerable amount of energy.

One way to sidestep the cost and environmental impact of that energy use is to source it renewably. That leads to many homeowners looking into air source heat pumps as a possible solution. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at air source heat pumps for underfloor heating.

How do air source heat pumps work?

First things first, it’s worth considering how air source heat pumps work. Broadly speaking, they absorb heat from the air outside your building. Heat is extracted from the air in the same way a refrigerator takes heat away from its contents.

Even when the air outside isn’t hot itself, pumps can still extract heat. That allows your air source heat pump to work at temperatures as low as -15 °C – albeit with slightly decreased efficiency.

Once it’s been extracted, that heat can be used within your home. Air-to-air systems transfer the heat as hot air, ideal for warm air heaters, while air-to-water systems transfer it as hot water. That water can be used directly in the sink, bath or shower – or within heating systems.

Underfloor heating from an air source heat pump

As you might have guessed, it’s a resounding yes. Air source heat pumps certainly can be used with underfloor heating. In fact, the two are a match made in heaven.

Because they’re extracting heat from the air, air source heat pumps don’t produce water that’s incredibly hot. That makes them better suited to larger surfaces over longer periods of time.

To put that in context, conventional radiators are usually pretty small. They require extremely hot water to heat them up so they can then heat the room they’re in. On the flip side, air source heat pumps produce lower temperatures suited to larger radiators or underfloor heating, where they can be left on for longer.

That means you’re maintaining a comfortable temperature rather than having to flick the heating on and off. Best of all, there’s no need to worry about high costs or environmental impact as the heat is from a renewable source.

Power your underfloor heating renewably

The verdict is in. Air source heat pumps and underfloor heating go hand in hand. If you’re ready to improve your home’s energy efficiency and cut costs in the long run, NBEC is on hand to help across South Yorkshire.

Whether you want to install an air source heat pump solely for your underfloor heating, or you’d like it for your hot water too, our team will provide a solution that’s tailored to your requirements at a great price. Then you can simply sit back and let your heat pump pay for itself in savings.

Get in touch with our team to arrange a quote today.

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