You can expect a high-quality and well-designed air source heat pump system to cost from £8,000, with installation for a 250m2 property costing roughly an additional £6,000. This includes:
- A bespoke design, tailored to the property
- Installation schematics
- Lifetime technical support
- MCS support, required to access government grants
- The ASHP, domestic hot water cylinder, buffer tank, circulation pumps and all of the connecting brassware for the components
It’s possible to reduce the initial cost of installing an air source heating system by applying for government incentives like the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which offers an upfront voucher of £7,500 for eligible properties
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To encourage the uptake of low carbon heat sources and achieve net zero targets, the government offers an air source heat pump grant through The Boiler Upgrade Scheme.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme
The government recognises that air source heat pumps play an important role in reducing carbon emissions from the UK’s homes.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme was introduced to support this, incentivising the switch from fossil fuel boilers to low carbon heat pumps.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme offers an upfront voucher of £7,500 towards the installation of an air source heat pump, helping to reduce the overall cost.
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The total cost of air source heat pump system installation is dependent on various factors such as the project, the heat pump chosen and the installer. However, the total price of purchasing and installing a heat pump is usually in the region of £14,000.
Air source heat pumps are also eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, where homeowners can access an upfront grant of £7,500 to help reduce the cost of installation.
In a well-insulated property, an air source heat pump can reach up to 400% efficiency, providing around 3-4 kilowatt hour (kWh) of ‘free’ thermal energy for every kWh of electricity it uses. Far exceeding the efficiency of boiler, which tends to run at around 92%.
Off the gas grid? An air source heat pump is even more likely to offer you significant savings on running costs compared with oil. For more information, take a look at this running cost comparison:
Like most heat sources, an air source heat pump should be serviced each year by a competent heating engineer.
The service will include visual checks, a general clean and inspection of filters, configuring settings and a check of the system and hot water cylinders to ensure the heat pump is still working efficiently.
You can expect an annual air source heat pump service to cost around £300.
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