WHY HEAT PUMPS?
Installing a heat pumps offers a range of benefits including reducing running costs and CO2 emissions, future proofing your property and utilising government incentives to offset a proportion of the cost of installing a heat pump.
Saving running costs
Although heat pumps use electricity, the running cost is significantly lower compared to traditional alternatives. The potential savings depends on several factors such as replaced fuel, age of the replaced boiler, type of heat pump and quality the heating distribution system.
Environment – reduce CO2 emissions
Replacing a gas or oil boiler with a heat pump reduces CO2 emissions and it contributes to fight climate change. The CO2 reduction is even higher if some of the electricity used to run the heat pump is generated by solar PV on site.
Benefit from government incentives
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) launched in April 2022 to aid the decarbonisation of buildings. It will provide upfront capital grants to support the installation of heat pumps, and in some circumstances biomass boilers, in homes and some non-domestic buildings. The BUS will be open to properties located in England and Wales. Vouchers of £5,000 for air source heat pump installations and £6,000 for ground- and water source installations. 90,000 vouchers to be allocated on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Future proof your property
At some point in the future, it will no longer be possible to heat properties with gas or oil. All such boilers must be phased out before 2050 according to the government’s climate commitment. A heat pump installation is a long-term investment in your property.