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-       What is an air source heat pump?

An air-source heat pump is a low-carbon way of heating a property if your electricity is generated from renewables. 

They extract heat from the outside air and use it to increase the temperature of the water within your home e.g. inside your radiators and your water tank. 


-    Which air source heat pump is the best?

There are 3 different types of Heat Pumps, all equally good for the environment however different heat pumps are suited to different properties depending on what accessibility you have. 

  •     Air-to-air, - They collect heat from the outside air and heat up air for use inside.
  •     Air to Water - They collect heat from the outside air and heat up water to circulate through pipes inside.
  •     Ground Source - They collect heat from the ground and heat up water to circulate through pipes inside.


-    Which air source heat pump to buy?

There are 3 different types of Heat Pumps, all equally good for the environment however different heat pumps are suited to different properties depending on what accessibility you have. 

In relation to OYA Energy, our technical surveyors will assess your home and figure out the best heat pump for you.


-       What do air source heat pumps cost?

The typical ASHP cost ranges from £4,000-8,000, depending on the pump brand and its heat output.

You’ll also need to pay for the installation cost. In relation to OYA Energy, we have established a fixed installation prices irrespective of your house size - and costs around £10,000 per household. (VAT is now zero-rated on heat pump installations)

However, there are governments grants (The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme) available from April 2022 which will contribute up to £5,000 towards the total sum. 


-    What size is an air source heat pump?

There are many different sized heat pumps depending on the size and layout of your property. However, we do have a general rule of thumb about the size of the air source heat pump, related to how many bedrooms a property has. In relation to OYA Energy, our technical surveyors will assess your home and figure out the best air source heat pump for you.

  •     70Kw Air Source Heat Pump - Apartments and hotels 
  •     18kW Eco Air Source Heat Pump - 8 bedrooms +
  •      8kW Eco Air Source Heat Pump – up to 8 bedroom


-    What size air source heat pump do I need?

In relation to OYA Energy, our technical surveyors will assess your home and figure out the best air source heat pump for you. 


-    What are the pros and cons of air source heat pumps?

Pros:

  •     Environmentally the best way to heat your house. 
  •     They can closely match the running costs of other home heating systems
  •     Can be cheaper to run than gas boilers in some properties 
  •     The complete unit arrives in one box
  •     MCS Certified & RHI Eligible
  •     Low-maintenance with a long service life
  •     Some systems can provide cooling in the summer
  •     Remote monitoring as standard
  •     Average working life of 20 years 


Cons:

  •     The air source heat pump needs to stand in an outside space near the house
  •     The air source heat pump does make a small amount of noise 
  •     Air source heat pumps have a lower output than gas or oil-fired boiler. This means they can’t deliver as much heat.


-    What are the advantages of having an air source heat pump?

  •     Environmentally the best way to heat your house, because they run on renewable electricity
  •     You don’t have to compromise on heat 
  •     Prices are not sensitive to rising gas prices 
  •     They can closely match the running costs of other home heating systems
  •     Air source heat pumps also have a lower output than gas or oil-fired boiler meaning they heat your home up slowly over a longer period.
  •     Low-maintenance with a long service life
  •     Some systems can provide cooling in the summer


-    What are the disadvantages of an air source heat pump?

  •     The air source heat pump needs to stand in an outside space near the house
  •     The air source heat pump does make a small amount of noise
  •     Air source heat pumps have a lower output than gas or oil-fired boiler. This means they can’t deliver as much heat; they are best at keeping an ambient temperature, but not for boosting heat


-    Where to install an air source heat pump

Typically an air source heat pump will sit in your back garden. In relation to OYA Energy, our technical surveyors will assess your home and figure out where is best for you and your home. 


-    Where to buy an air source heat pump

There are many air source heat pump suppliers in the UK which can be found online. In relation to OYA Energy, - we will organise all of this for you. 


-    Why use an air source heat pump?

An air-source heat pump is the most efficient way to heat your home whilst emitting zero carbon emissions. In relation to OYA Energy, we use an air source heat pump in addition to your existing gas boiler meaning your carbon emissions by reduced by 75% without causing any disruption to your home. 


-       Why are air source heat pumps so expensive?

As ASHPs are relatively new in the grand scheme of things, they are still relatively expensive to manufacture and install - however as time goes on and they become more mainstream we expect the costs to dramatically plummet - much like wind turbines and solar panels have. 


-       Can air source heat pumps heat hot water?

Depending on the air source heat pump, you can also use it to heat your water. This depends on the temperature of the water in the heating system (also known as 'flow temperature'). To be able to heat water, the flow temperature needs to be approximately 55°C. In relation to OYA Energy, our technical surveyors will assess your home and figure out the best air source heat pump for you and your needs. 


-       Can an air source heat pump heat radiators?

Yes, you can use radiators with a heat pump, they work best with underfloor heating, however, the vast majority of homes work perfectly fine with average-sized radiators. In relation to OYA Energy, our technical surveyors will assess your home and figure out the best air source heat pump for you and your needs.


-       Can you install air source heat pumps in flats?

Yes, you can install an air source heat pump in flats but you must have external space for the external unit, which could be wall mounted


-       Can air source heat pumps cool your house?

Air source heat pumps can be used for both heating and cooling purposes. Depending on the model, they can provide cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. In relation to OYA Energy, our technical surveyors will ask if you would like this cooling capability. 


-       Can air source heat pumps be installed indoors?

No - your air source heat pump must stand outdoors. 


-       Can an air source heat pump replace a boiler?

Yes, an air source heat pump can replace a boiler - however, in order for it to work efficiently, you must ensure the property is well insulated to ensure your inside heat doesn’t escape easily. In relation to OYA Energy, we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pumps works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat or disruption to your home, but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions. 


-    Can air source heat pumps work in the UK?

Yes - heat pumps do not work as well in super cold weather, however, In relation to OYA Energy, we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pump works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat (no matter what the outside temperature is), but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions.


-    Do air source heat pumps work?

Yes, they are the most environmentally friendly way to heat your home.


-       How do air source heat pumps work in the winter?

Heat pumps do not work as well in super cold weather if you do not live in a well-insulated house, however, In relation to OYA Energy; we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pumps works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat (no matter what the outside temperature is), but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions.


-       How noisy are air source heat pumps

As your air source heat pump is situated outside you will not be able to hear it from inside your property. It needs to be sited carefully to eliminate the chances of it becoming a nuisance when you are using your outdoor space.


-       Are air source heat pumps any good?

Yes - air source heat pumps are the most environmentally way you can heat your home. 


-       Are air source heat pumps cheap to run?

Air source heat pumps are a similar price to run as a gas boiler - however, they are drastically better for the environment. As a planet, we must work together to reach Net-Zero. 


-       Are air source heat pumps efficient?

Yes, air-source heat pumps create 3 units of heat for every one unit of electricity used to power the machine, at outside temperatures above 2 degrees Centigrade


-    Are air source heat pumps classed as renewable energy?

Air-source heat pumps use renewable energy to create heat in an efficient manner. Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources that are naturally replenished on a human timescale. It includes sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal. 


-    Are air source heat pumps reliable?

Yes, air-source heat pumps are reliable. Like all machines, they need to be maintained by a competent engineer.  Also, you should ensure leaves or rubbish are not caught in the fan’s grilles. And pruning back any plants growing too close to the unit or its pipes. In very cold weather you should also clear snow and ice from the heat pump to ensure it works to the best of its ability. 


-       Are air source heat pumps cost-effective?

Air source heat pumps are a similar price to run as a gas boiler - however, they are drastically better for the environment. As a planet, we must work together to reach Net-Zero.


H Y B R I D    H O M E    H E A T I N G


-       Which home heating system is the best?

This all depends on many factors, and following our technical OYA survey, we will determine what is best for you


-       What is hybrid home heating?

A hybrid heating and hot water system is a combination of two or more technologies generating heat to provide heating and hot water to the home or building. These are typically a gas or oil-fired boiler in combination with a heat pump, or a set of solar panels. In relation to OYA Energy, we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pump works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat or disruption to your home, but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions.


-    What is a hybrid?

A hybrid is a mixture of two things to create one result. In relation to OYA Energy, we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pumps works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat or disruption to your home, but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions.


-    Why has my heating stopped working?

It is difficult to know why your heating has stopped working without knowing your heating system. However, in relation to OYA Energy, we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pumps works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat or disruption to your home, but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions. The system is controlled via an app on your phone to ensure total ease to the customer, meaning you will never be confused about why your heating might have stopped working. 


-    How can I heat my home?

There are lots of different ways you can heat your home: 

1.    Gas central heating.

2.    Biomass heating systems.

3.    Electric central heating.

4.    LPG central heating.

5.    Oil central heating.

6.    Immersion heaters and storage heaters.

7.    Renewable heat.

8.    Generating your own electricity.


However, now we have a moral responsibility to not only think about the fastest and cheapest way to heat our home, but also the most environmentally friendly. In relation to the perspective of the planet, the best way to heat your home is with renewable energy and the OYA hybrid solution. 


-       How can I reduce my household carbon emissions?

In relation to OYA Energy, we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pump works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat or disruption to your home, but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions by around 75%. We are a one stop shop to carbon reduction. 


-       How can I heat my home in the winter?

There are lots of different ways you can heat your home in the winter: 

1.    Gas central heating.

2.    Biomass heating systems.

3.    Electric central heating.

4.    LPG central heating.

5.    Oil central heating.

6.    Immersion heaters and storage heaters.

7.    Renewable heat.

8.    Generating your own electricity.


Some options work best in summer over winter due to insulation etc - However, now we have a moral responsibility to not only think about the fastest and cheapest way to heat our home, but also the most environmentally friendly. In relation to OYA Energy, we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pumps works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat or disruption to your home, but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions by around 75%. We are a one-stop shop for carbon reduction.


-       How does my home heating system work?

It is difficult to know without knowing your heating system. However, in relation to OYA Energy, we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pumps works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat or disruption to your home, but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions. The system is controlled via an app on your phone to ensure total ease to the customer.


-       How much carbon does my house emit each year?

The average household in the UK emits 2.7 tonnes of CO2 every year from heating their home. So by switching to a highly efficient home where all of your heating needs can be provided by renewable electricity, your carbon footprint will be reduced dramatically. There are around 23 million gas boilers in the UK and they are responsible for 65 million tonnes of CO2 each year - we have to drastically change the way we heat our homes if we have any hope of reaching Net-Zero. 


-    How much carbon does my home heating account for?

The average household in the UK emits 2.7 tonnes of CO2 every year from heating their home. So by switching to a highly efficient home where all of your heating needs can be provided by renewable electricity, your carbon footprint will be reduced dramatically. There are around 23 million gas boilers in the UK and they are responsible for 65 million tonnes of CO2 each year - we have to drastically change the way we heat our homes if we have any hope of reaching Net-Zero. 


-       How much carbon do all the houses in the UK emit?

There are around 23 million gas boilers in the UK and they are responsible for 65 million tonnes of CO2 each year - we have to drastically change the way we heat our homes if we have any hope of reaching Net-Zero.



C A R B O N    R E D U C T I O N


-       How do I reduce my carbon footprint?

In order to reach Net Zero, we must heavily rely on large corporations to make drastic changes to their carbon emissions, however, this doesn’t mean we, as individuals are off the hook and can sit back and do nothing. Here are 5 simple steps which every person can take to a greener future. 


Understand your own personal carbon footprint. 

•    First of all it helps to understand exactly what is meant by carbon footprint - Carbon footprint is a measure of the total amount of greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere as a result of an individual’s, organisation’s, or nation’s actions. It’s usually measured in tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent). 

Making changes to your home 

•    Insulating your house can be a big step to saving energy, as less heat is lost through your windows and roof meaning more energy is saved. Using less water in your home will also have a large impact of your energy reduction. 

Making wise choices when travelling

•    The way we travel contributes significantly to our personal carbon footprint. We know that it is sometimes unavoidable to take a flight or drive to your destination, but it is important to walk, cycle, carpool and take public transport where you can. 

Your diet 

•    Meat and dairy products require lots of energy, land and water to produce. Meat products produce a huge amount of methane, a greenhouse gas, which is very damaging to the environment. Eating fewer animal products and shopping for locally sourced food, can make a big difference. 

Think Green 

•    Once you start thinking green you will undoubtedly make better decisions for both yourself, your pocket and the environment - simple things like purchasing a metal water bottle, would save you money in the long run on single-use plastic bottles but most importantly eliminates single-use plastics. Simple and easy choices like this all add up! 


-    How can I reduce my household carbon footprint?

You can reduce your household carbon footprint by not burning fossil fuels insulating your house, which in turn will save energy, as less heat is lost through your windows and roof meaning more energy is saved. Using less water in your home will also have a large impact on your energy reduction, and of course, avoiding single-use plastics and recycling where possible.


In relation to OYA Energy, we have created a hybrid heating system where an air source heat pumps works in tandem with a gas boiler meaning you don’t compromise on heat or disruption to your home, but you still dramatically lower your household carbon emissions by around 75%


-    Why is carbon bad for the environment?

The amount of carbon emissions trapped in our atmosphere causes global warming, which causes climate change, symptoms of which include melting of the polar ice caps, the rising of sea levels, the disturbance of animals' natural habitats, extreme weather events, and so many more negative side effects that are dangerous to the planet and all living life on it. 


-     Why is carbon reduction important?

Carbon reduction is vital so we can reduce the amount of carbon emissions trapped in our atmosphere - as these cause global warming, which causes climate change, symptoms of which include melting of the polar ice caps, the rising of sea levels, the disturbance of animals' natural habitats, extreme weather events, and so many more negative side effects that are dangerous to the planet and all living life on it. 


-    What is meant by carbon reduction?

Carbon reduction is the act of actively using fewer products that produce carbon. e.g. using an electric car, changing your home heating system, flying less etc. 





































































































The OYA solution will reduce your household carbon emissions by around 75%. We do this by adding an Air Source Heat Pump into your existing heating system. The ASHP will only be used when the temperatures are warm enough to allow it,  so when the temp drops below 3’C your gas boiler will kick in and work as normal, hence the 75% carbon emissions drop and not 100%.

How does the OYA Solution Work?

diagram of How a boiler works using a air source heat pump
diagram of How a boiler works
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