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Air source heat pumps

An air source heat pump is a device that move warmth in the air from one place to another to heat buildings. This process works in low temperatures even down to -25˚c.

Air source heat pump - a renewable energy solution

How do they work?

Your air source heat pump should deliver all your heating and hot water demands so you will no longer need a boiler, oil tank or LPG tank.


However, an air source heat pump can run in conjunction with your other heat sources such as, wood burning stoves.


You will have full control of the system from the thermostat, your mobile phone or other connected devices.

How long does an air source heat pump last?

An air source heat pump has an average lifespan of 20 years when maintained and serviced properly, compared to a traditional boiler which usually needs replacing after 8-10 years.

What are the incentives?

The government is very committed to reducing greenhouse emissions and the negative effects of climate change, so it has launched several programmes to help you be more sustainable for the future. Find out more here.

How is it installed?

The heat pump consists of an outdoor unit and a new hot water cylinder. This will all be connected using the existing pipework in your home where suitable.


The air source heat pump can be connected to your existing radiators, underfloor heating, and water tank.

What is the cost of installation?

Every system is designed uniquely for each home. Do get in touch with us to discuss the costs of air source heat pumps.

Can I receive a subsidy?

You may be able to receive payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) if the heat pump is installed through an accredited installer.

Will it save me money on energy bills?

Yes. Whilst the heat pump needs electricity to drive the unit, most of the energy required to heat your home and hot water will come from the air.

Do they help to reduce your carbon footprint?

Yes. If you want a cleaner and greener source of energy, an air source heat pump may be the answer to reducing your carbon footprint whilst making a sensible long-term investment in your home.


Even in our climate, this is a highly efficient system. That’s why an air source heat pump is such a great solution for UK homes.

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