Top 5 reasons to choose an Air Source Heat Pump
Many people are scared when they see the initial cost of an air source heat pump but it's actually significantly cheaper than many people expect. What a lot of people don't know is that there isn't a great deal of difference between the cost of purchasing and installing a standard boiler and an air source heat pump. You also save a significant amount of money by switching to an Air Source Heat Pump so you’ll even earn money back for switching. The initial cost is also covered by the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) which brings us on to our second point.
The Government has an incentive scheme set up for those wishing to use renewable energy solutions (such as an air source heat pump). Depending on a variety of factors will depend on how much the Government allocates you. The average household is paid £1200 per annum for 7 years which quite easily covers the cost of your new Air Source Heat Pump. To find out how much the Government would grant you they have a calculator.
Air Source Heat Pumps, in comparison to alternative heating solutions, require less maintenance due to fewer moving parts. The average lifespan of an air source heat pump is said to be between 18 and 20 years. If you're looking for a long-term solution to your current boiler then look no further.
Air Source Heat Pumps are efficient in the fact that they can take 1kWh of electricity and convert it into 3kWh of heat. This means that you're saving triple the amount of money you'd spend using an electric boiler. To fully understand how efficient an Air Source Heat Pump is please check out our page which explains it in better detail.
On top of the amount of money Air Source Heat Pumps save you they also help the environment. Due to an Air Source Heat Pump only needing a 3rd of the energy a typical boiler needs it means less electricity is consumed from the National Grid.