What types of renewable heating options are available?

We offer two types of renewable heating options at Direct Heating Supplies, heat pumps and heat pump cylinders. Below is some information about each one to help you decide on the best renewable option for your home.

Heat Pumps

There are three types of heat pumps on the market, air source, ground source and water source. At Direct Heating Supplies, we sell air source heat pumps - air-to-water and air-to-air. They work in different ways and are compatible with different types of heating systems. 

Air to air heat pumps

Air-to-air heat pumps take heat from the outside air and feed it into your home through fans. They will only produce heat for your home and cannot produce hot water.

When it is hot, an air-to-air heat pump can operate in reverse, allowing you to use it as an air conditioning unit to provide cool air to your home.

Air to water heat pumps

Air-to-water heat pumps take heat from the outside air and feed it into your wet central heating system. 

They're most suitable for larger radiators or water underfloor heating because the heat they produce is cooler than that from a conventional gas or oil boiler. To be most effective they need a large surface area to release the heat.

Air source heat pumps are fast becoming a popular choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.  Air source heat pumps use the environment to generate 75% of the heating and hot water needed for your home, meaning that you need to rely on electricity significantly less to keep your home warm. Not only does this allow you to reduce your carbon footprint but also your heating bills.

Air source heat pumps are suitable for heating and hot water in homes as well as flats and apartments.

Heat Pump Cylinders

A heat pump cylinder is a well-insulated tank that stores the water after it has been heated through your boiler system. It is then kept at the perfect temperature ready for you to use when needed. This way you do not need to constantly run your heating system for hot water.

Heat pump cylinders are ideal for homes with two or more bathrooms with the need for constant hot water. If your property has low water pressure then a heat pump cylinder is the perfect choice to support the flow of water to the shower, a hot water cylinder ensures that your water is always delivered at the right temperature.

Heat pump cylinders give a robust and sustainable solution to support air source heat pumps.

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