Integrating with existing systems : Heat Pumps

Integrating a Heat Pump with existing systems.

It is most common to completely replace existing heat sources with heat pumps. Nonetheless, depending on the system and property specifications, air and ground source heat pumps can be integrated with existing heating systems. The heat generated by your heat pump system can, for example, be used to supplement your boiler.

While heat pumps can be easily connected to existing radiators, this is not the most effective way of utilising the heat generated, for they require a high level of heat. If you currently use radiators to heat your home, the best way of optimising system efficiency is therefore to install under floor or warm air heating, since these require a lower level of heat over a longer period of time. Under floor heating may not be suitable for some properties, however: some older buildings in particular are likely to be too energy inefficient.

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