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How do heat pumps work?

Heat pumps collect ambient heat from the air, ground or water. Using a small amount of electricity, they produce enough energy to provide all the heat and hot water you need. No additional heating is required if the system is sized correctly using the data collected from a heat loss calculation.

Air source heat pumps

Air source heat pumps work by sitting outside your home and extracting heat from the outdoor air. Air source technology upgrades this renewable heat energy and transfers it inside the home to provide hot water and heating for radiators and/or underfloor heating. Learn more

Ground source heat pumps

Ground source heat pumps harness natural heat to provide hot water and heating. They do this by pumping water through underground pipes before using electricity to increase the temperature. Learn more

Benefits of installing a heat pump

Reduced heating bills

Reduced heating bills compared to traditional boiler-based central heating systems or direct electric heaters. Air source heat pumps provide over 3kW of heat for every 1kW of electricity they consume. Ground source heat pumps are even more efficient. 

 

Grant funding payments

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme launches on May 23rd 2022, providing upfront grants of £5,000 for air source, and £6,000 for ground source heat pumps when replacing an existing fossil fuel boiler or direct electric heating system by an MCS accredited installer. T & C’s apply.

Find more details and scheme updates here

 

Improved air quality

Improved air quality inside and outside the home as no fossil fuels are being burnt. 

 

Reduced carbon emissions

Reduced carbon emissions when compared to traditional fossil fuel boilers and direct electric heaters. Go zerocarbon when combined with a 100% renewable electricity tariff. 

 

Easy to live with

Provides all heating and hot water requirements where required. No additional or back-up system required. 

 

Safety

Increased safety inside the home as there is no risk of carbon monoxide build up. 

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