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Which UK heat pump brand is the best for your home?

The major heat pump manufacturers and the different types of heat pumps on the market are listed below. Although the information is generic and not particular to any one property, you can request a personalised offer by completing the form on any Greenmatch page.

When selecting a heat pump, there are numerous things to carefully take into account. For this reason, we have created the information below, which should assist you in comparing heat pump manufacturers, product features, and ratings. The major manufacturers are first introduced, along with the equipment they offer. The second step is to compare various metrics and the existence or lack of certain functionalities between various heat pump brands.

The Benefits of Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional heat sources that run on fossil fuels. Efficiency reasons in favor of switching to a heat pump:

    • These devices use the energy provided so that they can produce three to four times as much energy.
    • Heat pumps reduce carbon dioxide emissions and provide the required heat without the use of an auxiliary heat source. They can be used in conjunction with systems already in the home, or even with solar panels, to reduce power consumption and increase performance.
    • Another advantage is that while the initial cost can be high (especially with a geothermal heat pump), the investment pays for itself in a reasonable time. A clean preliminary analysis with detailed consideration of the location makes the whole process easier for you.
Which Heat Pump Styles Are Available?

There are two main types of heat pumps:

    • Air source heat pump
    • geothermal heat pump

The main difference between them is where they get their heat from. Air/water heat pumps extract heat from the outside air even at low temperatures because there is always some heat even in cold conditions. Ground source heat pumps, or geothermal heat pumps, use heat stored underground and collected during warmer seasons to activate the process.

The cycle of both types of heat pumps is very similar: the heat extracted from the air or ground works in tandem with a liquid refrigerant, which is then raised by a compressor to its temperature. A condenser is used to turn the gas back into a liquid. During this process, some of the heat is released, or transferred to a radiator to heat the interior, or to heat household water.

The Size of Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps come in a variety of sizes, and outdoor units are designed to emit as little noise as possible. They usually don’t take up much space, as many companies make models that fit easily under standard windows.

There are many variations to installing a geothermal heat pump. For horizontal systems, you usually need a lot of space because the plumbing has to be laid. However, if you don’t have much space available, you can opt for a vertical system. A borehole is drilled vertically into the ground, and pipes and pipes are embedded in it.

Heat Pumps: Are They Effective?

As mentioned earlier, heat pumps are very efficient devices that use electricity efficiently. Quantitatively, heat pumps have a COP between 3 and 4 (depending on the model). This means that one unit of electricity produces 3-4 units of heat, while a conventional boiler has a COP of 1 (one unit of electricity produces one unit of heat).

How to Choose a Heat Pump: What to Look for?

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