Why choose to get an air source heat pump with EDF?
You can trust us to find you the best heat pump for your home.
MCS installers guaranteed
Our partner CB Heating has over 20 years experience in installing heat pumps. They only work with MCS accredited installers, who'll help you qualify for government support.
Earn with your friends
Share the love and reduce carbon in the UK. Earn £250 every time you refer a friend or family member to buy a heat pump.
What is an air source heat pump?
A heat pump is essentially an outside boiler. It captures heat from outside and moves it into your home, using electricity to do so. Read more about how an air source heat pump works in our guide.
There are many benefits to heating your home with an air source heat pump, such as:
- high efficiency – an air source heat pump can be over 300% more efficient than a standard gas boiler, potentially saving you money on your heating bills(1)
- lower your carbon footprint by around 12% a year, that's roughly a return flight from London to Perth!(2)
- enjoy reliable heating and hot water all year round – an air source heat pump can still work effectively at -25°C!
- low maintenance with a long service life – (15+ years)
- government funding – you're likely to be eligible for a £7,500 grant from the government
How much does an air source heat pump cost?
Wherever you live in Great Britain, you'll be able to apply for government grants to manage the costs. With these included, the costs below for installing an air source heat pump can vary from £3,500 to £8,900. To find out more about air source heat pump costs, visit our cost guide.
2 bed bungalow
£3,500 - £7,250
3 bed semi-detached or terraced home
£5,500 - £7,500
4 bed detached home
£6,900 - £8,900
How to pay for my air source heat pump
With more support through government grants and finance packages, where you can spread the cost of your ashp, now's a good time to make the change to low carbon heating!
Grants for air source heat pumps
Now's the perfect time to take advantage of government grants and switch to a low carbon heating system.
Our installer, CB Heating, can help you apply for the right government scheme that provides either £7,500 towards the cost of your heat pump.
You may be eligible if:
- you own your property (whether this is your home, a holiday let or small commercial property)
- you’re replacing the old fossil fuel or electric heating system with a renewable heating system such as a heat pump
- you're not replacing a heat pump or previous renewable system
- the property has a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation
Spread the cost of your air source heat pump with monthly payments.
You don't need to pay for your air source heat pump all in one go. Taking out a finance package means you can spread the cost over manageable monthly payments.
How much does paying monthly with CB Heating cost?
An average air source heat pump installation costs £13,000 before the £7,500 Boiler Upgrade Scheme deduction, which can be paid back over five or ten years. The table below shows the loan payments over these periods.
|5-year plan||10-year plan|
|Government grant (BUS)||- £7,500||- £7,500|
|Total amount payable (inc deposit)||£7,219.20||£9,228.60|
|Number of repayments||60||120|
|Monthly payment amount||£106.60||£70.10|
If you live in Scotland, you can apply for an interest-free loan of up to £7,500 through Home Energy Scotland.
Is an air source heat pump the right option for me?
Most homes are suitable for a heat pump. However, some updates to the property might be required to make sure the heat pump works effectively, such as updates to insulation, changes to radiators or even to the piping.
Our installers will never install a heat pump that won't keep your home comfortably warm. So you can have trust you're getting the best installation for your home.
To install a heat pump, you'll also need to meet all the requirements below:
- you need to be a homeowner
- your home needs to have enough outside space (approx 2m x 1m) and not within 1m of boundary walls
- space for a water tank (for the most carbon-efficient heat pump)
- your home needs to have good insulation, such as cavity wall and loft insulation
What will my air source heat pump look like?
We'll install low-carbon heat pumps made by Daikin - the biggest manufacturer of air source heat pumps in Europe. Daikin has installed over 1 million heat pumps across Europe, helping homeowners reduce their carbon footprint. Want to see a heat pump installation? Head over to our heat pump installation guide
All homes will need an outdoor unit similar to this
Some homes will need a smaller outdoor unit combined with an indoor unit similar to this
All homes will need a hot water tank similar to this
Heat pump installers you can trust
We've partnered up with CB Heating, who, with over 20 years of experience in the industry, have a proven record of delivering high-quality heat pump installations.
- TrustMark certified, and accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
- registered for the £7,500 government grant available through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, as your installer applies for this on your behalf
From start to finish, CB Heating are committed to providing you with technical competence and excellent customer service.
That's not all! If you get a heat pump and refer a friend or family member to buy one too, you'll both receive £250 - cash for you and a discount for them! Just ask them to mention your name and the Recommendation Scheme.
Air source heat pump FAQs
Will a heat pump lower my energy bills?
There are many factors that contribute to whether you’ll be able to save money on your energy bills, such as:
- your electricity tariff
- the type of heat pump you install
- the design of your central heating system
- your location and its average air or ground temperatures throughout the year
Savings on your energy bill will also depend on the system you're replacing. According to Energy Saving trust, if you are replacing an old (G-rated) gas boiler with an air source heat pump, you could save you up to £295(3) .
Can a heat pump work in cold temperatures?
Heat pumps work more efficiently when it’s warmer which means they’ll have to work a bit harder when it’s cold. However, the heat pumps we can offer still work effectively at -25°C.
How long does it take to install a heat pump?
The heat pump that's installed is bespoke to your home. After speaking with a specialist and designing the right heat pump for you, it will take around 3-5 days to install. To read more about air source heat pump installations, visit our installation guide.
Will I need to replace my radiators?
In some cases, we’ll recommend installing larger radiators. If you have old or single panel radiators, you may need to replace your radiators for double or triple panel radiators to increase the surface area. Radiator upgrades are important as they’ll improve the efficiency of your heat pump and reduce running costs.
Are heat pumps noisy?
You can expect the noise to be a similar volume to a fridge. As it gets colder outside, this noise will increase while it’s operating. However, you shouldn’t be able to hear the sound indoors.
How long is the warranty for an air source heat pump?
Heat pumps come with a 3 year warranty but if you register your air source heat pump with Daikin, it increases to 5 years.
A complete guide to air source heat pumps
Air source heat pumps might be new to you but they've been around for a while as the main heating system in other countries as the UK embraced gas. Learn why they're being touted as the future of low-carbon heating.
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There are other heating options that have advantages over a new gas boiler that can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.