Air source heat pumps - the future of heating

Update your heating system to an efficient alternative that helps reduce your carbon footprint and save energy

Prices for an air source heat pump (including installation and £5,000 government grant), normally costs between £7,000 - £12,000 depending on your home.

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What is an air source heat pump and how can it benefit me?

A heat pump is essentially an outside boiler. It captures heat from outside and moves it into your home, using electricity to do so. There are many benefits to heating your home with an air source heat pump, such as:

  • efficiency - an air source heat pump can be over 300% more efficient than a standard gas boiler and this could save you money on your heating bills.(1)
  • lower your carbon footprint
  • enjoy reliable heating and hot water all year round - an air source heat pump can still work effectively at -20°C!
  • low maintenance with a long service life - (15+ years)
  • government funding - you're likely to be eligible for a £5000 grant from the government

To read more about how an air source heat pump works, visit our guide to heat pumps.

 

Is an air source heat pump the right option for me?

Based on the Government funded Electrification of Heat Project, all property types, from all eras can be suitable for heat pumps. 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 in the property. But don't worry our experts can help identify if any work is needed.

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

Daikin - heat pumps you can trust

New build home with Daikin Air Source Heat Pump outside

Our low carbon heat pumps are made by Daikin - the biggest manufacturer of air source heat pumps in Europe. 

We've also partnered up with Daikin's network of highly trained installers who are all accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and TrustMark certified, the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme. They are all registered for the £5,000 grant that helps you towards the cost of a heat pump. 

They're committed to providing you with excellent customer service and technical competence.

Grants for air source heat pumps

Now's the perfect time to take advantage of the £5000 government grant and switch to a low carbon heating system.

Your installer can help you apply for the government Boiler Upgrade Scheme that provides £5,000 toward the costs of your heat pump. The scheme will run from 2022 to 2025 and is not means-tested.

You may be eligible if:

  • the property is in England or Wales
  • 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 heat pump 
  • you are 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

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 £395(2). However, if you have a modern A-rated boiler then a heat pump may cost slightly more per year to run by around £80(2).

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 -28°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.

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.

Our customer reviews

I am delighted with the efficiency and relatively quietness of the air source heat pump itself. It is an environmental and engineering marvel.

Peter Corkill, Canterbury, Kent

We love the air source heat pump, it provides a constant ambient comfortable temperature throughout the house. Now it’s always warm.

Anna Edwards, Bridgwater, Somerset

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