Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP)
Air Source Heat Pumps are designed to provide 100% of a property’s central heating and hot water demands by using electricity to convert the heat energy stored in the surrounding air into hot water (even at outdoor temperatures below minus 20 degrees C).
If you have an Air Source Heat Pump installed by us, you may be eligible to receive the generous Government Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) grants. Over a period of 7 years after commissioning you will receive quarterly payments which are designed to pay back up to 100% of the cost of the heat pump installation.
- Heat pumps can be used in almost any property as a cost effective alternative to oil, LPG, gas or electrical heating systems.
- They are classed as renewable because they generate up to 4 times more heat than the electrical energy they consume.
- You may be eligible for 7 year, index-linked RHI payments designed to cover the installation cost.
- Air Source Heat Pumps can be installed onto existing radiator systems. The typical cost for the installation and commissioning of an Air Source Heat Pump in a 3-4 bedroom house is between £5,000 and £10,000.
- Heat Pumps are a tried and tested technology having been used in Europe for many years, and more recently throughout the UK.
The domestic RHI is based upon the renewable heat generated by your Air Source Heat Pump. It runs for 7 years and increases annually in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI).
At the current rates an average ASHP installation will attract a quarterly, tax free, index-linked RHI payment of around £200 (around £6,000 over 7 years).