Air Source Heat Pumps

Here at Northern Gas Heating, we take advantage of the latest technology to provide proven Air Source Heat Pumps solutions that are tailored to the individual requirements of each home.


The Benefits of installing Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Reduce your CO2 emissions by up to 50%
  • Counts towards level 3 code for sustainable homes
  • Simply requires water and electrical supplies - no gas, flues or ventilation
  • Low running & maintenance costs
  • Low running noise
  • Reduced VAT to 5% for domestic applications



How Air Source Heat Pumps work?

Air source heat pumps are similar in principle to a refrigerator but instead of cooling they take heat from the air and convert it into usable heat.

A heat pump usually has four main components, an evaporator, compressor, condenser and expansion valve.

An air source heat pump works by taking air from outside which is drawn over the evaporator. The refrigerant soaks up heat from the air and converts it from a liquid to a vapour. The refrigerant is sent through a compressor, which pressurises and as a result pushes up the temperature of the vapour. This can now provide a temperature we can use in domestic heating. The higher temperature refrigerant then goes to the condenser heat exchanger, moving heat to the heating system. The refrigerant returns to liquid now that the heat is removed. The liquid refrigerant then returns to its original state as it passes through the expansion valve.

To contact us to learn more about Air Source Heat Pumps simply follow the link below.

Getting Air or Ground Source Heat Pumps installed

So you've decided that you want to have Air Source Heat Pumps installed. Our unique customer-driven approach ensures that we are able to provide the complete solar hot water service.
  • Simply request a free quote or fill out the Call Back form on the right
  • We'll call you to arrange for one of our friendly consultants to visit your home.
  • They'll analyse the size of your property and consider your hot water / heating requirements.
  • Using this information, they will then recommend the ideal system for you and your family.
  • Should you choose a Northern Gas Heating Ground or Air Source system, we'll complete the installation to the highest possible standards.
  • Our dedicated team of customer service professionals will provide all the support you need to get the most from your investment.

Renewable Heat Incentive

Anyone interested in Ground or Air Source Pumps will be interested in learning more about the Government's RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive). Coming into force in October 2012, RHI aims to promote the use of such technologies with financial rewards. The following extract from the DECC website represents the current status. This obviously may be liable to change.


RHI premium payment: households

  • RHI tariff payments will start for homes alongside the Green Deal from 2012 to allow a more whole-house approach to heat production and energy saving.
  • In the meantime, up to 25,000 installations from July will be supported by a "RHI Premium Payment" to help people cover the purchase price of green heating systems. Those taking up the Premium will then be eligible for a RHI tariff from October next year when the Green Deal begins, as will anyone else who has had eligible equipment installed from July 2009.
  • For new build homes, an RHI tariff will be considered for the 2012 phase
  • The "RHI Premium Payment" will be worth around £15m and will ensure there is a fair spread of technologies across all regions of Great Britain. The installed technologies will be monitored to enable government, manufacturers, installers and consumers to better understand how to make sure householders get the most out of them.
  • There will be clear eligibility criteria in order to qualify for a Premium payment, including:
    • a well insulated home based on its energy performance certificate;
    • agreeing to give feedback on how the equipment performs
  • A key focus of this initial phase will be on people living off the gas grid, where fossil fuels like heating oil are both more expensive and have a higher carbon content.
  • We plan to publish details of the "RHI Premium Payment" and how this will apply in May this year. We will consult on the RHI tariffs that will apply from October 2012 later in the year.


The exact workings of the RHI is still being formed, we therefore urge you to visit the following websites for the latest information:

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