Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) - Personal Review as a Consumer

 Knowing nothing about the issues concerned, I was talked into getting an ASHP for my home.  Here are the issues I discovered:

1. ASHP don't heat the home to same heating mass that Gas Central Heating does.  My inner walls never got warmish.

2. If I was away for a few days, the house smelt mouldy.

3. During Winter, the ASHP raised my electricity bill by between 300-400%.

4. I couldn't get the temprature just right - it was either just below where I needed it to be or a couple of degrees over; this causes problems for asthmatics.

5. Various professional sources have confirmed that ASHPs aren't appropriate for 80% of the UK's housing stock because our insulation isn't up to the right levels.  New builds should be okay though.

I tried an ASHP for a Winter and went back to Gas Central heating, the house is just right again.

Villayat Sunkmanitu

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