Hey, it’s James here.
We own and use an air source heat pump that was installed when the house was built in 2017.
This heat pump is located on the side of our house adjacent to the garage wall.
This air source heat pump is the only source of heat for central heating and domestic hot water. The house isn’t serviced by any gas or oil supply.
The pipework from this heat pump extends behind the unit through the adjacent wall and into the garage.
From here the pipes extent upwards to the top of the garage before making their way around to the other side.
The pipes head to a cupboard in our utility room adjacent to the garage where all of the internal heating apparatus is located.
It’s within this cupboard where the water heater/hot water cylinder tank is located and where any other associated apparatus is installed.
We can view and control both the central heating and hot water settings using the control panel located on the outside of this cupboard.
For central heating, we have a range of underfloor heating and large radiators across the home, which help to release the heat generated by the heat pump more efficiently over time.
For domestic hot water, the water is always very hot. The use of the water tank gives the heat pump the ability to raise the water temperature over time to optimal temperatures.
We’ve never had any problems with our air source heat pump since moving into our new build house, but the internal heating parts were designed with the use of a heat pump in mind and so work together effectively.
You’ll find articles on this website covering a range of heat pump topics, where we discuss our air source heat pump in more detail.
Check our all of our air source heat pump articles here.