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Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Save money on your heating bills

  • Easy to install and maintain

  • Heat your home with natural resources


Air source heat pumps are a great way to reduce heating bills, while being clean, easy to install and sustainable.

Also, through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, you could receive a regular income – another reason to install!


Air source heat pumps extract heat from the outside air, which is absorbed into a fluid. The fluid then passes through a compressor, raising the temperature. This heat is then transferred to the heating and hot water in your house.


There are two main types:

  • Air to water systems, provide your home with hot water.
  • Air to air systems, pump warm air into your home, circulated by fans.

Why choose Cooks for air source heat pump installation?


As MCS-accredited installers, you can be assured of the quality of our service. We will install the air source heat pumps quickly and efficiently into your home.

We are not affiliated to any particular product or manufacturer, so can install the system most suitable for you.


As experienced air source heat pump installers we will:


  • Visit your home and conduct a thorough survey
  • Give you expert advice on the suitability of air source heat pumps for your home
  • Present a range of options, so you can choose your preference
  • Install your air source heat pump system using our own employed team of installers – not sub-contractors
  • Guide you through all the paperwork to ensure your installation is registered for the government’s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • Ensure you are completely happy at every stage!


Call us today - our renewables team will be happy to tell you more!

Here are some questions we’re often asked about air source heat pumps.  Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to answer any other questions you have!


How do air source heat pumps work? 

Air source heat pumps extract heat from the outside air and then raise it to a higher temperature. The process is similar to reverse refrigeration.  There are two main types:

  • Air to water systems extract heat from the outside air to warm your water.
  • Air to air systems , pump warm air into your home, circulated by fans. This system can also cool your home in the summer.


How much money could I save?

This depends on the type of existing heating system you have in your home. Typically, when replacing an electric storage heater system, you could expect to save up to £880 per annum.* 

In addition, through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, you could also receive in excess of £1200 each year, for a period of seven years.*

*(Figures based on an average four-bedroom detached house with a standard (basic) air source heat pump installation).


Is my property suitable?

A space outside your home would be required, for the unit to be fitted either to a wall or the ground.  Space around the unit would be needed to ensure good airflow. Air source heat pumps work most efficiently in well insulated homes.  If planning a new build, speak to us early in the process so we can help you plan the most efficient system for the property. 


Is it noisy? (Will it annoy the neighbours?!)

An average air source heat pump system is no noisier than a conventional condensing gas boiler. As the unit will be located outside, it’s advisable to find a location away from neighbouring properties.


Does it still work in winter?

Yes. Air source heat pumps can extract heat from air at a temperature as low as -15°c.  You may need to run your air source heat pump constantly in the winter to heat your home sufficiently. 


Can it cool my home as well as heating it?

Yes. Air source heat pumps can provide cool air for your home, working in the same way as an air conditioning unit.


Do I need to switch it off if I go on holiday?

Heating and hot water temperature while you are away can be controlled by a “holiday mode”, which is a feature of most air source heat pumps.


Do I need Planning Permission?

Air source heat pumps in domestic properties may be considered permitted developments in England and Scotland, but it is advisable to check first with your local authority.  In Wales and Northern Ireland, planning permission is required.