Air source heat pumps
Air source heat pumps are fast becoming a popular choice for homeowners who are looking for renewable heating solutions. Air source heat pumps are one of the most economical and sustainable solutions available.
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Frequently asked questions
Air source heat pump installations start from £12,000. Many factors can contribute to the price, including the size of the property, EPC rating and the type and size of heat pump you require.
If you want to embark on a renewable heating journey but are worried about the initial cost, you could look into an air source heat pump grant. The government offer a boiler upgrade scheme to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps. You can find out about the boiler upgrade scheme here. Please note, if you wish to take advantage of the grant, you must meet all requirements stated, and Swale Heating will apply for the grant on your behalf.
Yes, there are four main things to consider when installing an air source heat pump.
- You will require an EPC certificate for your property. You can find or apply for an EPC certificate for your property online at www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate.
- Air source heat pumps require a place outside your home where a unit can be fitted to a wall or placed on the ground. It will need plenty of space around it to get a good flow of air.
- Air source heat pumps perform particularly well with underfloor heating systems or warm air heating because they operate at low temperatures. Homes without an existing central heating system will require one to be installed for an air source heat pump to work.
- It is important that your home is well insulated and draught-proofed to minimise heat loss as heat pumps work best when producing heat at a lower temperature than traditional boilers.
This form of renewable energy takes existing heat energy from outside the home and converts it to energy.
By compressing and converting outside air from liquid to gas, this energy then coverts to heat due to increased compression. This heated gas then passes into a heat exchanger, which is then circulated around your home.
You can read more about this on our website, here.