Energy from the air & energy from the ground.
Heat pumps extract energy from the air or the ground and use this energy to heat (and sometimes cool) water that is used in a building. A heat pump is simply a different heat source to a boiler, one that is more energy efficient, more environmentally friendly and cheaper to run. In the UK, the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) programme, allows end users to reclaim certain costs associated with heat pumps. You can read more about the RHI programme in our technical resources section.
Introduction to heat pumps
Find out more about why heat pumps are a reliable alternative energy source.
air source heat pumps
Air source heat pumps work by extracting energy from the air. Large volumes of air is sucked in using a fan, and passed over a heat exchanger. The warmth extracted from the air is used to heat water, which is passed through the pump and then stored for use in a building.