In the UK 40% of all carbon emissions come from domestic and commercial buildings mainly through the provision of heating and hot water. Building upon the European 20/20/20 target, the UK Government has made a commitment to reduce the country's carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.
The installation of air source heat pumps can significantly reduce these emissions as well as reduce your running costs. Essentially an air conditioning system but working in reverse to generate heat rather than remove it, an air source heat pump extracts the latent heat from the air and transfers it into the building, through a process of evaporation and condensation. The process is so efficient that air source and ground source heat pumps are classified as renewable energies. Air source heat pumps systems can typically reduce carbon emissions by 50%, compared with older systems. Heat pumps are capable of extracting latent heat and warmth from the air even when temperatures are below 0°C.
VRV systems maintain comfortable room temperatures at a virtually constant level, avoiding the temperature fluctuations typical of conventional on/off control systems. Smart inverter controls continuously adjust the refrigerant volume in response to load variations of the indoor units to maintain a consistently comfortable room temperature.