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How cost effective are Heat Pumps?

There are a number of factors that can affect how cost effective it is to install an Air Source Heat Pump. Below we explore a few of the most common factors.

Air source heat pumps are most cost-effective when they are properly sized and installed in the right conditions. Here are some factors that can affect the cost-effectiveness of air source heat pumps:

  1. Climate: Air source heat pumps work best in areas with mild winters, where temperatures rarely drop below freezing. In colder climates, they may need to work harder to extract heat from the air, which can reduce their efficiency and increase their operating costs.

  2. Insulation: The cost-effectiveness of air source heat pumps also depends on the insulation of your home or building. If your home is well-insulated, you will need less energy to keep it warm, which can reduce the operating costs of your heat pump.

  3. Heat pump size: It is important to select an air source heat pump that is properly sized for your home or building. If the heat pump is too small, it will not be able to provide enough heat, while if it is too large, it may be more expensive to install and operate than necessary.

  4. Energy prices: The cost of energy in your area can also affect the cost-effectiveness of air source heat pumps. If energy prices are high, you may be able to save more money on your energy bills by using an air source heat pump than in areas where energy prices are low.

  5. Installation costs: Finally, the cost-effectiveness of air source heat pumps also depends on the initial installation costs. While air source heat pumps may have higher upfront costs than traditional heating systems, they can save you money over time through lower operating costs and reduced energy bills. So, it's important to consider the long-term benefits when evaluating the cost-effectiveness of air source heat pumps.

RES (Devon) Ltd are an experienced and trustworthy installer and our Project Managers are experts in the renewable field and are well placed to advise whether a low carbon heating system is suitable for your property.



More and more customers are inspired by the energy crisis to make the most of the governemnts Boiler Upgrade Scheme.


As well as being envirvonemntally cleaner, replacing your old boiler with a renewable source of heating, such as an Air Source or Ground Source Heatpump, will improve your homes energy consumption and save you money in the long term.


The BUS (Boiler Upgrade Scheme) is the perfect opportunity to save money whilst transforming your property into a more energy efficeint home. Contratry to the name, you do not need to be replacing a boiler, and you can even be a self build new home, as long as you are leaving behind fossil fuels for a renewable solution, you will be eligible for the grant.


To find out more about making the most of the BUS contact us today for a no obligation chat, where we will be able to give you cost predicitons on what your property could save being heated by an Air Source Heat Pump or Ground Source Heat Pump.




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