Heat pumps

Heat pumps

Heating UK homes and businesses currently accounts for around a third of all carbon emissions with more than 80% of properties heated from the mains gas grid. In March 2019 it was announced that the installation of gas boilers will be banned in all new build domestic properties from 2025 to ensure that new homes lead the way in energy efficiency.

This part of our website aims to help you get to know all about heat pumps. If you want to connect a heat pump to our network, please visit our connections page.

If you’re looking to find an alternative way to heat your property, installing a heat pump could provide a long-term, cost-effective solution and significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

Put simply a heat pump is a device which uses a small amount of electricity to absorb the natural heat from the air or the ground and pump it around the heating system of your property.

Heat pumps are an extremely reliable and efficient method of heating, using only a quarter of the electricity used by conventional electric heaters to produce the same amount of heat. Fuel bills can be reduced by a massive 50%.

Although the initial cost of installation is higher than a traditional gas central heating boiler, there are a number of benefits such as lower fuel bills and reduced carbon emissions.

Air source heat pumps

Investing in an air source heat pump could save you money in the long term and reduce your carbon emissions.

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Ground source heat pumps

Find out if a ground source heat pump is right for your home or business.

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Connecting a heat pump

What you need to know about installing and connecting a heat pump to the electricity network.

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Case study

Heat pumps cut energy bills and reduce emissions at two depots.

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Next steps on your renewable energy heating journey

Here's where to go for more advice on installing heat pumps in your home or business.