What is a Heat Pump?

Heat Pumps are the fastest growing renewable technology because they are:

  • Easy to Install
  • Low Maintenance
  • Use only Electricity and Water
  • Compatible with most standard domestic heating systems

Installing an Heat Pump is a fantastic investment!

With a well designed system in a properly insulated building is a Heat Pump can cut your heating bills by up to 70%!

If you are not connected to the mains gas network it is likely that you are using electricity, heating oil or propane to heat your home; all of which are very expensive making heat pumps an ideal solution.

Modern Heat Pumps have performance coefficients above 4.0 meaning that for every unit of electricity used to drive them they will deliver over 4 units of heat. The payback time is often below 7 years, even without the proposed subsidy from the Renewable Heat Incentive.

If / when the Renewable Heat Incentive is finally introduced the payback term is reduced further to less than 5 years, making a heat pump viable for almost any property that meets the installation criteria (basically being off the gas grid and properly insulated -click here for more info). Any potential tariff payments will be Inflation-Linked and Tax-Free!

At the moment heat pumps are eligible for up to £900 of additional funding as part of the Renewable Heat Incentive Premium Payment scheme which has been set up to kickstart scheme by encouraging early adopters.

Finally, unlike solar PV and wind power, a heat pump can function in almost any weather conditions, generating heat even when it is freezing outside!

Depending on the size of your property Heat Pump systems cost between £4000 and £20000, the exact cost depends on the size of the pump, additional equipment and how much pipework is necessary.

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How Heat Pumps Work
Air Source Heat Pumps
Ground Source Heat Pumps

*Please note if you are on the gas grid there are no incentives to fit a heat pump or biomass boiler under the Green Deal or Renewable Heat Incentive. In this case a modern gas boiler is often the cleanest and most economic option to cut bills and emissions