More and more homes in the UK are being heated
by heat pumps. This little understood concept
has been around for many years, but has only
recently become of interest due to the current
concerns over global warming and environmental
This technology is not appropriate for every
situation, and there are pitfalls to avoid.
It is mostly viable in remote areas where mains
gas is not available. It is particularly suited
to well insulated houses with underfloor heating,
or background heating for older houses.
for the technically-minded
try our (Excel
pump efficiency estimator.
And: - How
is a heat pump different to a boiler?