Heat pumps are an advanced heating system for your home which will supply heating and hot water cheaper than a conventional boiler system.
You could save a third off your energy bills by using a heat pump, as well as reducing your home’s carbon footprint by up to 50%.
Heat pump technology is tried and tested. It has been widely used in other European countries for decades and it can be installed in your home in one or two days by our expert installer, who can give you all the advice you need about the system.
Why are heat pumps different from other boilers?
Heat pumps will heat your home and supply your hot water just like a traditional boiler – but it’s different from traditional boilers in a number of important ways. First, it’s more energy efficient and could reduce your energy bills by at least a third. It also produces half the CO2 of a traditional boiler, which helps to reduce your home’s impact on the environment.
How easy is it to install?
Many house builders are installing heat pumps in new homes, so you may find that you’re already benefitting from this system. If you have an older property, heat pumps are straightforward to fit and would take 1 to 2 days to install and set up. Unless you have a property over 30 years old, you can potentially keep your existing radiators.
Will my home still be warm enough?
Traditional radiators work with on-off bursts of heat to maintain the desired room temperature. Heat pumps are different because they supply water to the radiators at a lower, but constant temperature. You still set the temperature of your home using a normal thermostat, but you will enjoy a constant and more controlled warmth – which also costs you less money.
What about hot water?
Heat pumps can supply water up to 55⁰C.
How do heat pumps work?
They are an air source heat pump and the technology inside it is very similar to a domestic fridge. It basically transfers heat from one place to another – the back of your fridge is warm because it is removing heat from inside the storage space to the room. A heat pump removes warmth from the air outside and transfers it inside the home to heat radiators or water.
Will they work when it is cold outside?
Yes. Heat pumps work at temperatures as low as -20⁰C, which is highly unlikely in the UK. The heat pump system is designed to operate at the optimum efficiency level at any time of year. Its technology will automatically regulate the system so that you never use more energy than you need at any given time, making it one of the most energy efficient ways to heat your home and provide hot water.
Is the outside equipment noisy?
The outdoor units have a noise rating as low as 49dBA. You may need planning permission for it – please check with your local planning office.
Can I get a grant to install heat pumps in my house?
Grants are available for installation under the Low Carbon Building Programme.
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