Heat Pump Installations
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and keep your energy bills to a minimum, you might have considered greener heating solutions. As experts in this field, we’ve seen a huge jump in people looking for eco-friendlier ways to heat their home and have installed over 200 heat pumps and hybrid solutions throughout the UK since August 2022, which we think is quite impressive.
Air source heat pumps can work on their own or in tandem with an efficient gas boiler in a hybrid setup. But are they right for your home? And how affordable are they? Let’s take a closer look.
The Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps
Many of our clients choose to install an air source heat pump system. Powered by electricity, this absorbs heat from the environment (even when temperatures are below freezing) and uses it to warm your property. Unlike boiler systems, no fuel is burned in the process and no greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are emitted. This makes heat pumps an attractive option for those looking to create an eco-friendly living space.
Air source heat pumps are also a go-to option for many households because they are:
- Highly Efficient
As well as reducing carbon emissions, heat pumps can also deliver over 400% efficiency, compared to a gas boiler’s maximum 92-94% efficiency.
- Built to Last
A heat pump isn’t something that needs changing or updating every few years. Once installed, it’ll last around two decades, which is more than a typical boiler which lasts between 10-15 years.
- Low Maintenance
Invest in an air source heat pump and enjoy hassle-free maintenance. An annual service is usually all that’s required to keep the system working properly. With Aura Care options also available, you won’t have to worry about your system failing or about high servicing costs. Emergency 24/7 call-outs are included for your peace of mind.
What’s a Hybrid Solution?
At Aura Heating, we always tailor our services to suit the individual needs of clients. If a property is particularly big or poorly insulated, a hybrid solution might be more appropriate. This combines the efficiency of an air source heat pump with boiler power to ensure your home is warm and snug. On particularly cold days, the boiler can kick into action to support the heat pump system. This is a popular option because it’s flexible yet still helps to reduce carbon emissions and energy bills. If you can upgrade to a newer gas boiler, your whole heating system will remain as green as possible.
Are There Grants Available?
Heat pumps aren’t just for those with a sizable budget. Aura Heating has worked in the grant funded sector for over a decade and is pleased to offer 100% grants to owner occupiers for air source heat pumps. Grants of up to 66% are also available for those who rent properties. We’ve access to the Government Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) and Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme linked to the Energy Companies Obligation, so don’t hesitate to ask us for more details.
Interested? Then why not speak to our heating experts today and find the right solution for your property. We’re always happy to help.