Are there benefits of switching to an Air Source Heat Pump while on the gas grid?

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The answer, of course, is absolutely. For decades we have relied heavily on natural gas to power our domestic boilers, but change is on the horizon. Last year, the UK Government signed a legally binding agreement to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from across the UK economy by 2050. This means that all inefficient heating systems are going to be phased out over the next couple of years and replaced by clean energy heating systems. The Air Source Heat Pump represents the most viable solution to the new heating demands, not only in terms of cost but also in terms of integration into your home, its efficacy and its longevity.

Cost   

To help to make the change to greener heating solutions, the government have introduced incentives to encourage people to start future-proofing their homes sooner rather than later. With the Renewable Heat Incentive, you could see a return of up to £13,000 over 7 years for upgrading to an Air Source Heat Pump.

Efficacy

Alongside this, you will also have the added benefit of a reduced yearly heating bill of up to 70%. This is due to the Air Source Heat Pumps efficiency at converting heat otherwise known as the coefficient of performance. An Air Source Heat Pump system installed by us would on average have a high coefficient of performance (CoP) rating. This means that for every KW you put into to your Air Source Heat Pump you will receive more in the equivalent in thermal energy.

Longevity

Well-built Air Source Heat Pumps like the ones that we install are particularly well known for their long lifetime and low maintenance costs. This is not only due to the high build quality and rigorous quality control but also the fact that they actually have very few moving parts so there is very little to go wrong. As well as this they have the added benefit of being completely weatherproof and due to this, they have an operating temperature of below -20°C so rest assured, the Air Source Heat Pump is more than up to the task of heating your home through the winter.

The Air Source Heat Pump is also much simpler to integrate into your home than other alternatives such as a Ground Source Heat Pump which require a major digging operation to be undertaken before connection. An Air Source Heat pump can be mounted discreetly outside your home in a convenient location for you or even wall mounted out of the way. It is for the above reasons and more that the Air Source Heat Pump represents the future of renewable domestic heating and the time is now to make the change.

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