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Could An Air Source Heat Pump Help Combat The UK Heatwave

Man suffers from heat in the office or at home
Author: Jack Lloyd
Updated: Jul 19, 2022
5 minutes read

Most of the UK will be flocking to the nearest air con as it’s expected to be the hottest day on record this week, with temperatures predicted to hit up to 41°C.

According to the Met Office, a red extreme heat warning has been issued for Monday and Tuesday. This is across areas such as London, the south-east, York and Manchester. High temperatures are also forecast for the rest of the UK, with amber warnings in Wales, and parts of Scotland.

The current highest temperature recorded in the UK is 38.7°C in Cambridge back in 2019. However, London is set to be a scorcher and one of the hottest places in the world on Monday.

Fortunately for some lucky homeowners, those who have installed an air source heat pump, may be able to feel the benefits.

What Is An Air Source Heat Pump?

An air source heat pump will transfer heat from the air outside, convert it into water and use it to heat your rooms via the radiators or underfloor heating. It can also heat water stored in a hot water cylinder for your taps, showers and baths.

Not only is this multi-functional machine 3x more efficient than a boiler but some homeowners can reverse it and use it as a cooling system which is ideal in these stuffy summer moments.

For further information on how air source heat pumps, including maintenance tips for air source heat pumps, average costs and if there are government grants for air source heat pumps. Visit our in depth guides to heat pumps.

Solar Panel Owners Reap The Rewards

Although it might not be cooling anyone down, solar panel owners will also reap the rewards as the sun will power thousands of homes across the UK.

As energy prices soar to record breaking prices, solar power gives you a far bigger saving now than it used to, plus the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) allows solar panel owners to make money off their excess energy.

Not only this but if you own a solar battery, you can store any surplus energy to use at a later time. If you’d like to know more about how solar panels work, including solar panel costs and solar panel grants, visit our in depth guides to solar panels.

Both products are not only household essentials for the summer but an annual all-rounder that could see you saving a significant amount on your energy bills. Plus both have had the VAT scrapped from 5% to 0% for the next five years.

For more tips on how to make the most of the summer, visit our homepage.