How and why we chose an air source heat pump to heat our property

by Mars

In March 2019, we installed an air source heat pump to heat our property, which replaced an oil boiler. In this video, Kirsten and I sit down and discuss why we opted for an air source heat pump and why we chose the 18kW Caernarfon model from Global Energy Systems.

We explain, in simple terms, how an air source heat pump works, before discussing our reasons to opt for air source over ground source, finding a suitable, professional installer, some of the issues we faced and why we decided to proceed with the 18kW Caernarfon air source heat pump.

Useful links about our air source heat pump and its performance

https://myhomefarm.co.uk/air-source-heat-pump-efficiency-and-performance-review

https://myhomefarm.co.uk/verdict-on-air-source-heat-pumps-in-the-uk

https://myhomefarm.co.uk/accuracy-of-our-air-source-heat-pump-proposal

https://myhomefarm.co.uk/air-source-heat-pump-consumption-over-summer

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7 comments

Mark Crooks 22 October 2020 - 07:30

Very insightful. Thanks for sharing. The next Phillip and Holly I think!

What would be interesting to hear are your thoughts on how to most efficiently run the ASHP system, e.g. running constantly vs on/off or changing the temperature during the day vs a constant temperature day and night.

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Mars 22 October 2020 - 07:34

Thanks for the feedback Mark. Some very good questions and areas to focus on when we speak about efficiency and performance, which will be episode three.

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Frances 30 October 2020 - 13:30

We also have an ASHP, and have been in our property coming up to a year. We have only just managed to get our smart meter working in the last month, so now feel we are in a better position to refine how we use the ashp thermostats on the underfloor. Look forward to hearing more from you as to savings you have successfully made.

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Mars 30 October 2020 - 21:10

Thank you for the feedback Frances. May I ask who your electricity provider is?

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