There are two main types of heat pump: ground source and air source. What they’re able to do is convert external energy into heat for the home.
Both of these will:
And, right now, you can get up to £5,000 - or £10,000 for low-income households - towards this by using the Green Homes Grant. Contact us for all the details.
This Grant helps with the higher upfront costs that you get with a heat pump when compared to a boiler, but once it’s installed then the operating costs are usually much lower.
Not only that but you have the potential to make some income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive.
How are heat pumps installed?
Air source heat pumps are fitted to exterior walls or positioned on the ground. You will need a sheltered and safe place as well as plenty of room around it.
You’ll also need some room on the interior and once it’s all setup it can be connected to your system.
Ground source heat pumps are a bit more complex as it requires space and, potentially, heavy machinery to install. We can take you through all the requirements.
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