Why Choose a Heat Pump?
What are the Benefits of a Heat Pump Compared to a Boiler?
In our latest article we will discuss a common question that we get asked at Trusted Energy – ‘What are the benefits of a heat pump compared to a boiler?’. Whether you are considering installing a heat pump or are just curious, you may find these key points interesting. This list of benefits effects everyone but some things may provide more benefits to some than others:
- Efficient Heating and Savings –
The heat pumps we install operate at efficiencies of 350% and above, meaning for each unit of electricity put in, 3.5 units of heat are produced. In turn, this can result in lower running costs. A heat pump paired with Solar PV will significantly cut your running costs. Heat Pumps can also increase the energy performance rating of your property which may result in the value of your property increasing.
- Government Incentives –
The government recognises that heat pumps are an incredibly efficient and eco-friendly way of running your home. As a result, they are currently running the Boiler Upgrade Scheme that provides customers with a £5000 grant for an Air Source Heat Pump and a £6000 grant for a Ground Source Heat Pump. In addition, it is widely expected that Heat Pumps will be mandated in new builds within the near future.
- Security of Supply –
As heat pumps run on electricity, there are no supply issues that can often lead to price increases which is often seen in fuels such as gas and oil.
- Carbon Neutral –
Other than the embedded CO₂ from production a heat pump is Carbon Neutral. Heat pumps run predominantly on electricity, meaning they are not burning any fuels that significantly increase CO₂ emissions.
Convenience & Comfort
- Hands Off Approach –
Once installed and configured, a heat pump will use its embedded technology to determine when your house needs heat.
- Comfort –
Heat pumps produce heat at more stable temperatures meaning your home can constantly and more efficiently be at your desired climate.
In summary, a heat pump is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an energy-efficient, versatile, and consistent way to heat and cool their home. With benefits like lower energy bills, low carbon footprint and consistent temperatures, it’s easy to see why heat pumps are becoming a popular choice for homeowners. If you’re interested in installing a heat pump in your home, be sure to consult with us at Trusted Energy. We can help you find the perfect solution for your needs.