Free Air Source Heat Pump

Air Source
Heat Pump Grants

With such great government incentives like the Green Homes Grant and Renewable Heat Incentive there has never been a better time to get an Air Source Heat Pump

Government Grants
For Central Heating

Starting from 2025 there will be less and less gas boilers replaced in the UK, and Air Source Heat Pumps are the best alternative on the market for a traditional boiler swap.

The air source heat pumps can be installed into practically any home and will help to reduce your energy bills and reduce CO2 emissions. Heat pumps heat your home and hot water even when temperatures outside are as low as -15ºC.

On average you can save £2,755 over 10 years and produce 68% less carbon emissions than a gas heated home.

According to Energy Saving Trust, you can expect your heat pump to last 20 years or more compared to 10 to 15 years for a gas boiler.

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Free Air Source Heat Pump

Under the Green Home Grant, you can claim up to £5,000 for two thirds off the upfront cost to help pay for your heat pump. If you claim the Green Homes Grant, the remainder can be claimed through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) over 7 years. To help the UK reach its target of net zero emissions by 2050, this government scheme helps support people who have certain renewable technologies in their homes. It provides quarterly payments for 7 years, meant to offset the cost of fitting and running your renewable heating system.

For those households with low-income, Green Home Grants are available for up to £10,000.

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What Is An Air Source Heat Pump

An energy-efficient air source heat pump (ASHP) works like a fridge but in reverse. It absorbs heat from the outside air into a refrigerant fluid. The fluid is then passed through an electric compressor which increases the fluid’s temperature, using this higher temperature to fuel the home’s heating and hot water.

The pump uses electricity to run and can use one unit of electricity to generate up to 4x heat, so it is up to 400% energy efficient!

Little outdoor space required, meaning an air source heating system is suitable for most urban properties.

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How Are Air Source Heat Pumps Installed

Installing an ASHP is relatively simple for any plumbing and heating engineer. The heat pump controls and pipework layout are very similar to a traditional gas or oil boiler.

The ASHP is placed on a flat concrete base external to the property with the appropriately sized flow and return heating pipes and electrical power cable running from the unit into the property.

Electrical work should be carried out by a qualified electrician in the conventional way as you would for a gas or oil boiler.

Installing an air source heat pump can take as little as two days. An air source heat pump typically doesn’t require any planning permissions, but it is always advised to check before you start your process. It's an ideal option for both retrofits and new builds.

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An ASHP Is Right For You If:

  • You are looking for a low-carbon, eco-friendly and sustainable way to heat your home
  • The property is well insulated – this is important for efficiency and keeping running costs low
  • There is some outside space

Off the gas grid? An air source heat pump is also one of the most cost-effective ways to heat your home.

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Cost Of Air Source Heat Pump

A high-quality and well-designed air source heating typical system costs around £6,000 – £11,000. This includes professional design, installation, the air source heat pump, hot water cylinder, buffer tank, circulation pumps and all of the pipes.

With Green Home Grant and RHI you can get ASHP installed at significantly discounted rate, or even for FREE.

Electricity – you still need to use electricity to drive the pump, so an air source heat pump can't be considered completely zero-carbon unless this is provided by a renewable source, such as solar power or a wind turbine. It is worth considering solar PV or a wind turbine for a greener source of electricity.

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Can I Get A Free Air Source Heat Pump With Green Homes UK Government Grants?

Yes, is the simple answer for those who live in England. It is possible to deliver a fully funded Heat only Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) to anybody in receipt of a state benefit by utilising the new Government Green Homes Grant.

If you don't qualify as a low-income household, you can still claim up to a £5000 UK grant towards paying for this via the Government Green Homes Grant. This scheme will give over 600,000 homeowners in England a grant capped at £10,000 to install home loft and wall insulation, ASHP air source heat pumps, draft proofing via improved double and triple glazing for doors and windows.

The Green Homes 2020 grants are open to applicants who are homeowners, tenants living in a private rented property, landlords and people living in social housing accommodation.

Can Be Used for Heating and Cooling - HVAC

Air source heat pumps can be used for both heating and cooling purposes. Depending on the model, they can provide cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. They are also called HVAC - heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Tenants and UK Landlords Can Claim For A Free Heat Pump Install

Tenants: Did you know that you are able to apply for the Green Homes Government grants?

Currently there's a lot of UK homeowners and landlords who have outdated home heating systems and little to no insulation in their property. If you are in receipt of government benefits and you have got a permission of your landlord, you can apply for a Green Homes Voucher to cover up to £10,000 of costs related to renewable energy and home insulation.

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Benefits Of Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Low carbon footprint
  • Save money on energy bills
  • Eligible for RHI
  • Can be used for both heating and cooling
  • Can be used for space heating and domestic hot water
  • Can work in low temperatures
  • Easy installation process
  • Low maintenance
  • Long lifespan
  • No fuel storage needed
  • Can be powered by wind or solar energy