Gas Absorption Heat Pump

Make use of gas absorption heat pumps and save BIG on your energy bills. As a highly efficient alternative to other types of heat pump, they are rapidly growing in popularity, especially in commercial settings or very large residential properties.
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What Is A Gas Absorption Heat Pump? 

By now, you’ll be familiar with the way standard heat pumps work: they transfer heat from the outside air into your home through a process of compressing and condensing the air to make it hotter, before heating your home through a central heating system. It’s all fairly standard.

But what about gas absorption heat pumps? 

Well, they use the same basic principles as air source heat pumps to heat your home, but rather than relying on another source such as electricity to heat the air further, a gas absorption heat pump uses gas within a heat exchanger. Here, energy captures the temperature from outside air and then transfers it inside. The air is then heated using a natural gas input.

Because of the input from the gas and the natural energy from the air, the total heat output is actually higher than the input, so you get way more energy for your money. The system is far more efficient than most other heat sources, since many heating and cooling systems waste heat or lose energy while in operation.

Why A Gas Absorption Heat Pump Is The Right Call 

Since gas absorption heat pumps, or gas-fired heat pumps as they are sometimes known, are so efficient with their energy, it makes sense for you to consider them for your home or business – yes, that’s right, gas absorption heat pumps can be used at either large residential or commercial premises as required, so they’re proving to be a reliable heating and cooling system across the board.

With that said, they are relatively new, so we can understand why some people might be hesitant to dive in. But it’s important to remember that this latest tech is causing a buzz for a reason – it’s one of the more efficient systems out there. While it still relies on gas, it uses mostly natural gases, which although a fossil fuel, is still cleaner and more efficient that other traditional fuels.

It’s already proving to be a huge step forwards for businesses and homeowners looking to save on their energy bills, too. Electricity prices have been at alarming highs in recent years, and regular heat pumps rely on electricity to absorb heat from air and warm it further in their systems, but here, natural gases take over that part of the process.

If you want to find out if this type of heat pump is right for your home or business, then work with Heat Pumps UK today. We’ll put you in touch with local heat pump installers with great deals available. Then they’ll be able to advise you about which heat pump is best for you.

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Contact us today to find out about air source heat pumps and whether they are suitable suitable for your premises. We will put you in touch with expert installers who will help you ascertain which heat pump system is best for your commercial operation and what options are available.

Through our help, you’ll be on the way to saving money, boosting your business’s energy efficiency, and reducing your carbon footprint. Make the first step on the road to a greener future and find out what an air source heat pump system could do for your business.

Traditional Boilers

Traditional boilers run on gas which is costly, making them an expensive option for households to run.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a highly efficient, much greener alternative to other forms of heating like gas boilers.

Pros & Cons Of Gas Absorption Heat Pumps 

  • Operate over 100% efficiency
  • High upfront cost
  • No need to go all-in with electricity
  • Relatively new technology
  • Relies on natural gas
  • Works well in most temperatures
  • Reduces carbon emissions


Operate over 100% efficiency 

Because natural energy from the air and natural gases combine in this system, a gas absorption heat pump does not waste heat and operates at OVER 100% efficiency, meaning better energy efficiency in your home or business and more savings on energy bills.

No need to go all-in with electricity 

The cost of electricity can be a big issue for some homeowners and businesses, not least because electricity prices are relatively high and you might also need new infrastructure to accommodate a heavily electrified heating and cooling system. Here, that’s not a problem.

Relies on natural gas 

Instead of electricity as a heat source, the system absorbs heat and relies on natural gas – either biogases created when organic waste decomposes or another form of natural gas that may require carbon emissions to source – making it a greener gas option for helping heat your home or business, and entirely renewable where gases like biogases are used instead.

Works well in most temperatures 

Gas absorption heat pumps can operate in a range of temperatures, even when temperatures drop below freezing they can still operate just fine, making them ideal for all locations across the UK.

Reduces carbon emissions

Although carbon emissions aren’t cut out entirely with this system, they’re greatly reduced compared to fossil fuel boilers, which are likely to be what’s heating your home at the moment. Some estimates suggest switching to a gas absorption heat pump system from a gas boiler can reduce carbon emissions by as much as 50%.


High upfront cost 

Gas absorption heat pumps, like most, aren’t exactly cheap, and this can be off putting to some people. However, it’s important to remember that you’ll save on energy bills each month, too, and eventually those savings will cover the cost of your investment, so you get amazing returns. But the cost is certainly a factor you’ll need to consider.

Relatively new technology

With gas absorption heat pumps being so new, you might feel less compelled to invest in their technology for your home or business. However, their energy efficiency alone ought to be enough to excite you – over 100% efficiency for a system that releases heat and can also operate as a cooling system is seriously impressive and offers you maximum energy output. But since these heat pumps haven’t been out for years, their performance long term can’t be fully verified.

Is A Gas Absorption Heat Pump Right For Me? 

Gas absorption heat pumps are right for anyone who is looking to reduce their carbon emissions and switch to a heating and cooling system that uses natural resources such as natural gases and renewable energy from the air. 

If you’re unsure if they’re right for your home, though, then contact Heat Pumps UK today, and we’ll put you in touch with local heat pump installers who can advise you further. 

Enquire Today 

Contact us today to find out more about gas absorption heat pumps and whether they are a suitable option for your home. Heat Pumps UK will introduce you to an expert local heat pump installer who will help ascertain which heat pump system is best for you and what options are available. They can also discuss potential heat pump grants that are available. 

Through our help, you’ll be on the way to saving money, boosting your home’s energy efficiency, and reducing your carbon footprint. Make the first step on the road to a greener future and find out what a heat pump system could do to boost your energy efficiency and revolutionise how you heat your home.

Gas Absorption Heat Pump FAQs

Costs vary per system based on your needs – commercial heat pumps will be much costlier than residential ones, for example. 

Thankfully, our comparison tool lets you see the best deals local to you quickly, so compare heat pump installers with us today for a more accurate view on how much a gas absorption heat pump could cost you.

Heat pumps generally need an annual service to ensure they are operating at maximum efficiency, but besides that, little additional maintenance is required.

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