What is a heat pump, and why should you consider one?

As a homeowner, you want your property to be comfortable and cosy. One way to do this is to keep it at the right temperature. A heat pump may be the ideal solution for you. Here you can learn more about what is a heat pump, the benefits, and funding for heat pumps.

What is A Heat Pump?

A heat pump is an alternative solution to using an oil or gas boiler or direct electric heating. Essentially a heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one location to the next. For example, from the heat of the soil in the garden to the hot-water system of your house. They are more energy-efficient than a boiler because while they do use a tiny amount of electricity, they typically achieve a 300-400% efficiency rate.

Top Benefits of Heat Pumps

One of the top benefits of heat pumps is that they can dramatically reduce your utility bills. It’s an effective alternative to using fossil fuels and exists to hopefully and successfully reduce the UK’s carbon emissions at both a domestic and national level. If you choose to have a heat pump in your home then you’ll be ahead of the curve and will no longer need to deal with fuel deliveries, so you’ll not only save time but also storage space.

Funding Available

You may be wondering how do you get one. With the UK government’s new £450 million Boiler Upgrade Scheme in place, it will allow homeowners to apply for vouchers that will help you cost-effectively replace your oil and gas boilers with this now more efficient and clean heating system. You’re going to save money on the replacement process and installation with the available upfront funding. To find out more about how to secure funding, give us a call and we’ll be happy to guide you through the process!

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