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Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps deliver highly efficient heating for your home or office at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional methods of heating.

Drakes specify, supply and install air source heat pumps are incredibly efficient and usually placed outside the building or buildings. Taking heat from the air it boosts it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. This heat is then used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems or even warm air convectors and hot water systems.

Drakes see the efficiency of heat pumps as one of the most successful products available for the green energy market. Air source heat pumps need electricity to run; it uses less electrical energy than the heat it produces.

Air source systems can deliver solutions with air to air installations and air to water. If you are installing air to water, this can be achieved with using monoblock units in low temperature output or using a secondary (hydro box) unit for high temperature output requirements.
Looking similar to air-conditioning units the main components of an air source heat pump system installed by drakes are a heat exchanger, a compressor and something to transfer the heat into a hot water tank or heating system, such as radiators or an underfloor heating system.

Drakes supply and install two main systems and these need to be carefully sized and specified.
Air-to-water systems take heat from the outside air and feed it into your wet central heating system. The heat this produces will be cooler than that from a conventional boiler, in this case drakes would install larger radiators or underfloor heating to maximise the efficiency. To make use of any existing heating system drakes would specify a secondary unit to further increase the heat output from the ASHP to give a high temperature output system.
Air-to-air systems that drakes install take heat from the outside air and feed it into your home through fans. This system cannot produce hot water but during the summer, but if specified the ASHP could be operated in reverse as an inverter system and produce cool air.

Some applications and depending on the business type are eligible for the renewable heat incentive RHI, a government back scheme that rewards the benefits of using the technology.

Registered to install air source heat pumps from leading manufacturers such as Daco, Altherma, Mitsubishi Ecodan, and Panasonic eko-warrior drakes can deliver state-of-the-art systems that perform on all levels to provide the most efficient solution as cost effective as possible.