Air-source and Ground-source heat pumps

As of October 23, 2023, you can get £7,500 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump. This huge reduction is part of the UK Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme and is available for homes and non-domestic buildings in England and Wales.

Air-source and Ground-source heat pumps

As of October 23, 2023, you can get £7,500 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump. This huge reduction is part of the UK Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme and is available for homes and non-domestic buildings in England and Wales.

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) and ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) are both efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling systems that provide sustainable alternatives to traditional Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. ASHPs extract heat from the outdoor air, even in cold temperatures, and transfer it into the indoor space using a refrigerant cycle, providing heating and cooling capabilities. On the other hand, GSHPs utilise the relatively stable temperature of the ground or groundwater as a heat source in winter and a heat sink in summer. They circulate a mixture of water and antifreeze through underground pipes to absorb or release heat, offering higher efficiency and consistent performance regardless of outdoor temperatures. Both systems are relatively easy to install and are well-suited for areas with moderate climates.

While GSHPs typically require more extensive installation and upfront costs due to the ground loop system, they provide long-term energy savings and can be a viable option for residential and commercial buildings in various climates. Both ASHPs and GSHPs offer efficient heating and cooling solutions while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, contributing to a more sustainable future.

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When you invest in an air or ground source heat pump, you’re investing in huge long-term savings on energy bills, increased energy efficiency, and a major reduction in carbon emissions, to list just three benefits.

Commercial air source heat pumps can save UK businesses around £3,000 per year, if not more for bigger installations, according to a study by Energy Saving Trust.

Homeowners, meanwhile, can expect to save several hundreds of pounds on their energy bills every year by switching from a gas boiler to an air-source heat pump. Your savings could even amount to thousands per year, depending on:

  • The size of your property
  • The type of air source heat pump you install
  • Your energy usage
  • Electricity and gas prices in your area

Not only can you save large sums of money through the overall efficiency of your heat pumps, but also through the grants that are available for them. These grants are invaluable to many, given air source heat pumps can cost anywhere between £8,000 and £18,000.

And as with other renewable energy sources, you’re not only saving yourself money — you’re saving the planet by doing your bit.

This all sounds great, right? Well, we’ve got two bits of good news for you. We can help you take advantage of all these benefits by installing Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps at your commercial premises or home AND manage the grant application process for you.

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    Air Source Heat Pump Installation

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    1. Talk to us. We’ll help make an assessment of your premises and advise on any grants open to you.

    2. We’ll book a site visit, recheck the current boiler and remedial works required. Order the kit and arrange an installation date.

    3. Our team of certified engineers will arrange a site visit to fit your heat pump.

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    4. We’ll apply for any grant you are entitled to and arrange your payment schedule.

    5. Choose your installation date.

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    6. You receive an annual maintenance package to keep your kit optimised.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outdoor air, while a ground source heat pump uses the relatively stable temperature of the ground or groundwater as a heat source or sink.
    Heat pumps are highly efficient, typically providing more energy output (heat) than the energy input (electricity) they require to operate. This efficiency can result in lower energy bills compared to traditional heating systems.
    Heat pumps can contribute to cost savings by operating more efficiently, resulting in lower energy bills over time. Additionally, they can reduce reliance on fossil fuels, mitigating the impact of fluctuating fuel prices.
    Yes, heat pumps offer significant energy savings by extracting heat from renewable sources such as outdoor air or the ground, rather than relying solely on electricity or fossil fuels for heating. This can lead to reduced energy consumption and lower carbon emissions over the lifespan of the system.
    Yes, like any heating or cooling system, heat pumps require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity. This may include cleaning filters, checking refrigerant levels, and inspecting components for wear and tear.
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    Customer Reviews

    The team at Smart Energy made the transition seamless and hassle-free. Their expertise and professionalism were evident at every step, from initial consultation to installation. Not only have our clients significantly reduced their carbon footprint, but they are also enjoying the benefits of lower energy bills, significant payback from the grid and the convenience of charging their electric vehicles on-site.

    Chris Barnes,
    Managing Director
    CJB Energy Solutions

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