Installing a heat pump in your home:
Installing an Air Source Heat Pump is simple. Simply site the heat pump in an area outside of your home and find a suitable place inside for our twin tank (buffer unit that stores water, plus domestic). It will take two days to install everything; you don’t need any old boilers or similar equipment when we’re done!
The most efficient type of heat pump is an air-to-air system because it does not require water heating before using its refrigerant. An effective cooling system can be obtained from these units due to their ability as well, making them perfect for homes that need both hot and cool spots within one building!
This type of heat pump is what you will find in most commercial heat pump installations and quite often, expected in new commercial buildings so why not our homes?
They have been made a lot more aesthetically pleasing on the eye for the domestic market as you will see on this website and considerations with air flow have been made so they are whisper quiet.
These systems must be installed by air conditioning or refrigeration engineers with fgas certification. We believe this to be one of the reasons people have not been made more aware of these systems.
Why would a plumbing company promote these systems?
Hot water for your home can be provided by a small dedicated all in one heat pump hot water tank. You will see examples of these units on this website. They do not need an outside unit they are a tank and heat pump all in one system and can also use energy recovered from your home.
Heat Pump Installation Cost Breakdown
The cost to install a heat pump will range anywhere from $2,000 for a smaller DIY project to as much as $25,000 depending on the complexity, type, brand, and size of the heat pump. Most homeowners, however, spend between $4,500 – $6,500.
A typical 2,500 sq ft home requiring a heating and cooling load of 60,000 BTU could see your cost increase to anywhere between $20,000 – $25,000 to install.
Air source heat pumps are the most common as they are less expensive and efficient enough to service most homes and small sized commercial buildings.
Geothermal heat pumps need underground installation, making them more expensive. They are, however, more efficient and can service bigger buildings. Even though geothermal heat pump installation might be expensive, you stand to save more on utility bills in the coming years as heat pumps have a 20 to 25-year lifespan.
Before you can install any heat pump on your property, an HVAC contractor will need to complete a heating and cooling load test within the home. This will take the attic, windows, and several other measurements into account in order to provide adequate heating and cooling throughout the home.
Since heat pumps focus on augmenting the natural flow of heat into and out of your house, they are highly efficient and could easily generate up to three kilowatts of temperature difference for each kilowatt of electricity. A heat pump installation project will not only make your home more comfortable but also help you keep your utility bills in check.