What is Involved in Installing a Heat Pump?

What is Involved in Installing a Heat Pump?

Posted on September 29, 2023

Installing a heat pump

Installing a heat pump is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. This is because air source heat pumps work using electricity instead of gas and are therefore much kinder to the environment. With the right setup, heat pumps can also bring your energy bills down. But what does the installation of a heat pump involve and how long does it take?

How long does a heat pump installation take?

The heat pump installation process starts with a survey. Qualified installers will check out the size of your property, how many radiators you have and what your current pipework is like. They’ll then provide you with a personalised heat pump installation timeline. Installing the right system for your home can take up to five days. But it might take longer if you don’t already have a wet heating system or if new pipework and radiators are needed. Sometimes, radiators are too small to benefit from heat pumps and upgrades are recommended. Or you might need a few more radiators installed. A specialist engineer will talk through the plan with you in detail so you can give it the green light before work starts.

What does a heat pump installation involve?

A typical heat pump installation looks like this:

  • All of the equipment will be delivered to your property in advance, ready for the work to begin on your chosen date.
  • On the day of the installation, Gas Safe and MCS certified engineers will start prepping your home for the new system. From removing old pipework to installing a new hot water system, your chosen engineers will be busy getting everything in place.
  • Once the basics are done, your heat pump will be installed alongside the pipework and pumps that connect it to your heating system. If more radiators, or larger radiators, are needed, they’ll be installed at this point too.
  • As the installation process comes to an end, final checks will be made and your pipework will be insulated. You’ll be shown exactly how to use your new heating system and how to set the temperature and heating schedule.
  • If you have problems down the line, engineers will be on hand to answer your questions and monitor any teething issues.

Do I need heat pump cover?

Once your air source heat pump is installed, it should prove hassle-free. Annual maintenance is recommended for optimum efficiency though, and there’s heat pump cover available to make repairs and heat pump servicing more affordable. Taking out the right cover from day one will give you peace of mind.

If you’re looking for reliable and fully trained MCS certified installers, contact Aura Heating today. Covering the South of England including Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, South London, Berkshire and Wiltshire, we deliver a professional and thorough service from start to finish. Our expert engineers have worked with properties old and new, small and large, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.