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How to Make the Most of Your Air Source Heat Pump

Air Source Heat Pumps are being increasingly recognised as a leading source of renewable energy, and are slowly being integrated into our homes as a greener alternative to gas boilers. They are certainly a more efficient choice than certain systems, but as they’re relatively new to the market, not many people know exactly how to make the most out of their installation. Below, we have put together a list of tips, to help you understand what kind of action you should take to ensure you make the most out of your Air Source Heat Pump.

Never turn it off completely!

This can be an incredibly expensive mistake, as the Heat Pump will attempt to warm your home up as fast as possible, and can take several days to restore the home to a comfortable temperature. At night, lower the temperature of the pump to around 10-15℃, rather than turning it off.

If you’re away for the day, just leave your pump running as normal. When you’re away for more than a few days, you’ll need to set your pump to “holiday” or “frost protection” mode, on the control panel. This will lower the room temperature while you’re away and also make sure that your pipes don’t freeze over in cold weather. During the summer months, set your pump to “summer” if it has that feature, or simply turn down the temperature on the room thermostat.


If your home lacks insulation or is draughty, you will struggle to keep your home warm with an Air Source Heat Pump and your running costs will be higher. This is because the pump will be working harder to maintain a constant interior temperature. Take action, think ‘who are the best cavity wall insulation installers near me’, and call out Thrift Energy today. We’ll make sure your Air Source Heat Pump works to its optimum.

As well as making sure your home is well insulated, it’s also important to make sure all of your doors and windows are shut when the system is in use, so that all of the heat created is trapped in the home.

Get it serviced

It would be sensible to think about maintaining your Air Source Heat Pump in the same way you do your boiler, by getting it serviced annually. As with a boiler, this ensures that your unit is working well and includes simple system checks. This will go a long way to ensuring your heating system stays fully operational during the freezing months. As a general rule, heat pumps are fairly low maintenance, but that is no reason not to get it serviced annually, to make sure it stays that way.

We hope the above information has given you some idea, to use and maintain your Air Source Heat Pump effectively. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Thrift. We are Air Source Heat Pump specialists, and are here to help you become one too.

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