WHAT ARE AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS?
Air Source Heat Pumps are a new type of heating system that are now being installed throughout the United Kingdom to help bring household energy bills down. Air Source Heat Pumps are the most energy efficient way to heat your home and reduce CO2 emissions.
WHY HAVE AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS BECOME SO POPULAR?
The roll-out of this new technology has been boosted by the governments Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which will reimburse residents and home owners for the majority of the installation cost. This combined with the annual savings on your energy bills makes Air Source Heat Pumps not only the most advanced heating system but also the best value for money.
HOW DO AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS WORK SO EFFICIENTLY?
Air Source Heat Pumps transfer thermal energy from an external heat pump unit into your current central heating system, even at temperatures as low as -15 C. Because the units are transferring thermal energy rather than generating it directly, they can output more thermal energy than electrical energy coming in. In fact, the thermal output is 3x the electrical input, making Air Source Heat Pumps around 4x more energy efficient than a typical gas boiler.
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I SAVE?
Because Air Source Heat Pumps are the most efficient way to heat your home having one installed will always save you money on your energy bills, how much you save will depend on your current heating system. An Air Source Heat Pump will save you approximately 50% on your energy bills from a typical gas boiler, 66% from an LPG or oil boiler and 75% from an electric boiler or heater.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
The governments Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) will cover most of the cost of the installation. The RHI payments you receive is based on the heat demand of your property and will be paid to you every quarter for seven years. This with the reduction in energy bills means the installation will begin to make a return within a few years. Many people choose to pay nothing upfront using a home improvement loan that is then repaid by the governments RHI payments.