Heat Pump Systems, Essex and London
Air source and ground source heat pumps work by collecting heat from the outside air, ground or water (lake etc) and transferring it to water or air heat distribution systems. Similar to a fridge that sucks out warm air from the food compartments, heat pumps work in reverse to the fridge by taking minimal heat from outside the building and turning it into usable energy. With all heat pumps the concept works best on highly insulated properties with under floor heating. The higher the temperature demanded from the heat pump, the lower the efficiency. It must be noted that heat pumps require a fair amount of electricity to run but they are far more efficient than traditional electric heating appliances IF they are designed and installed correctly.