Choosing a heat pump for your underfloor heating system
Using a heat pump with an underfloor heating system is a great idea, and is one of the cheapest ways to keep your home or commercial premises warm.
However, it is important to choose the right one for the job. Currently, there are two types available – air source heat pumps (ASHPs) and ground source heat pumps (GSHPs).
Both work really well and it’s fairly self-explanatory where they source their heat from, but which one is right for you? It depends on several factors:
Your local climate
The first consideration is how hot or cold it is where you live, in particular during the times of the year in which you are going to be relying on the heat generated.
If the daytime temperature is low, relying on a device that draws heat from the air is not likely to be a good idea. It will generate heat, but will have to work harder to do so. In that situation, a GSHP would be a better solution.
Local planning restrictions
In most areas, you can get permission to install either a GSHP or ASHP, but this is not the case everywhere, so you will need to factor that into your decision.
The space you have available
Both systems take up some space inside and out, so you need to make sure that you have adequate space available.
Lastly, when choosing a heat pump, think about the true cost of the process. You need to consider the running costs as well as the installation price.