Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns and travel restrictions, we have seen a huge increase in the number of people working from home. It seems that many people have decided to continue to work from home, even after the restrictions have been lifted and have set up permanent office spaces within their houses.
Of course, working from home will have some implications in terms of energy consumption. When we travel to our workplace, the home doesn’t need to be kept warm until we return, but when we’re at home all day, it’s going to increase energy bills.
Benefits and Alternatives for Heating Your Home
In this post we’ll be discussing and outlining the benefits of some alternatives to gas, LPG and electrical heating systems, namely:
Air Source Heat Pumps
We’ve been offering heat pump unit alternatives for a few years now. Did you know that your air conditioning unit can actually heat your home office effectively and cheaper than standard ‘wet’ central heating systems?
In fact, air conditioning units are one of the most efficient ways to heat your house. If you consider that any electrical heating produces 1kw of heat to every 1kw of electricity used whilst air con units can produce up to 6kw of heat for every 1kw of electricity used. That’s potentially a huge saving on your monthly electricity bills!
OK, we won’t lie – air conditioning units are more expensive to install than gas, LPG or electric central heating systems, but there are Government Grants that may be available to you to help with the cost of installation. The Government website is worth a look at, as it lists the criteria required to apply for a grant.
Once the aircon units are installed, they’re simple to use and you can change them from heat to cool in seconds – you can keep your home office cool in the summer and warm in the winter months!
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps are also fantastic alternatives to traditional central heating. They are super-efficient and can slash your electricity consumption over time.
Air source heat pumps work like fridges but in reverse! They absorb heat from the outside air and circulate it through your heating system. You can still extract heat from these pumps even if the outside temperature is as low as -15 degrees! Outside air is absorbed into a fluid that is then passed through a compressor which increases its temperature. This, in turn, is then passed onto your heating system.
If you want to know more about changing your boiler to another heat source, be it air conditioning or air-source heat pumps, please contact our expert team at TK Refrigeration or give us a call on 01452 739 483.