AOS Blog

Why air source heat pumps are increasing in popularity?

Tuesday 19th October 2021

As people aim to be more eco-friendly, renewable energy sources for the home are becoming more popular. One of these green energy options is an air source heat pump. These pumps take heat from the air outside and use it to heat your home and hot water. They can help you to make your energy use…

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How to save money of your energy bills

Monday 23rd August 2021

One of the biggest questions we have during adult life is how to save money on our gas, electric, and water bills at home. Being more eco-friendly is an important feat for us these days, but also saving money on our bills is an important thing to consider. Today we are going to take a look at some of the ways you can save money on your energy this year. Use an air source heat pump If you have never heard of a heat pump before - this can be a useful tool to install on the side…

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At home with a heat pump: 'It makes hot water when it's freezing outside'

Tuesday 17th August 2021

On Tuesday 17th August 2021 AOS were featured in an article which appeared online in the Guardian newspaper. John and Carol Deed, Thriplow, Cambs "We had an air source heat pump fitted in January 2020 and it has proven to be a really good decision," says John Deed, a former marketing executive in the car industry. Deed and his wife Carol began considering home heating options for their detached four-bedroom 1970s house when it became clear their 25-year-old oil boiler was "on its last legs". "We considered cost as well as environmental impact and this ruled out going with oil again - [it's] volatile in price, a pain for delivery and of…

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How An Air Source Heat Pump Works?

Friday 30th July 2021

Using an air source heat pump to heat your home is more eco-friendly, more energy efficient, and can be highly cost-effective. Essentially, when using an air source heat pump, you can make your own - renewable - energy, thus saving money. When you use an air source heat pump, the heat will be delivered to your home at a lower temperature than using an oil or…

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My boiler is leaking, what do I do?

Monday 28th June 2021

When your boiler is leaking, you need to get it fixed as soon as you can. If there is damage to your boiler, it could be causing a number of problems. Finding and fixing the problem is a must. to ensure your boiler is efficient and functioning safely. There could be several causes for a leaking boiler, but the most important thing is to take immediate steps to try and resolve the problem. Prevent Leaking You shouldn't try fix your boiler yourself, but you can do some things to address the problem. Start by turning off your water supply so that no more water is able…

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How hard water can affect my heating system?

Wednesday 26th May 2021

Soft water has a low content of calcium carbonate, magnesium, and other minerals. Hard water contains a high amount of these substances. The large majority of homes in England have a hard water system. It's fine to drink water with a high mineral content, but it's not the best water for a heating system. How might hard water affect my heating? Calcium and magnesium turn into hard deposits of limescale. These cause damage to the water system because they cause blockages. When your heating system is full…

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What are Heat Pumps?

Wednesday 14th April 2021

An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. the system extracts heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Heat pumps require electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the air is constantly being renewed naturally. Heat pumps come with multiple advantages for your home. Pumping the heat uses less electricity…

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The difference between hard and soft water

Friday 5th March 2021

We all use the terms "hard" and "soft" to describe the water that comes out of our taps, but the truth is that many of us don't actually know what that means. Plenty of people wonder what the difference is between the two is and whether or not there are any issues associated with these different types of water. The difference between the two is actually very straightforward. The hardness or softness…

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What to Do If Your Water Pipes Freeze

Thursday 11th February 2021

The ideal approach to dealing with freezing pipes is to anticipate the issue when winter approaches. However, when the unthinkable occurs, you will need to act quickly to limit the extent of damages and reduce the cost of fixing. Although it's safer to refer to a professional, you can keep these tips in mind to thaw your frozen water pipes and avoid extensive damage. Here…

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Why your home might not stay as warm as it used to

Sunday 17th January 2021

If your home no longer stays as warm as it used to, then things can get pretty uncomfortable pretty fast. And that's before you even consider that this could be the prelude to a total boiler breakdown! Where lost heat is concerned, you obviously want to think about…

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How to save money on your gas bill

Tuesday 15th December 2020

If you're trying to cut costs at home, then your gas bill is a good place to start. The gas bill is often one of the highest home costs, but there are some things you can do to lower your gas bill, without having to make big or expensive changes to your home. 1. Turn down the thermostat. Dropping the temperature by only one degree can save energy and money, without feeling any difference. 2.…

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Green Homes Grant

Thursday 28th May 2020

If you're a homeowner or residential landlord who's looking to reduce your energy use (and consequently energy costs), you should consider applying for a Green Homes Grant Voucher through the Green Homes Grant Scheme. Put simply, this is a government funded scheme that will contribute towards the costs of installing energy efficient improvements in your home. Some options available to you would include insulation your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to minimise the amount of carbon dioxide that your home produces. If you apply for the scheme, you could receive a voucher…

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