Saving energy in your home is a great way to keep those precious pennies in your pocket throughout the harsh winter months. With cost of living prices only rising, it may be time to step up your heating game and save yourself money in the long run.
Why use heat pumps?
Well, if you’re looking for that ideal environmentally friendly way to heat your home, heat pumps run on electricity (which can come from renewable sources). This means they can save you money in the process as many can also be used to heat your water.
Not only will you save money on your energy bills, but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment. Heat pumps are a very efficient way of heating your home and they don’t produce any harmful emissions. This means you can enjoy all the benefits of having a warm home and a hot shower, whilst also lowering your energy bills and carbon footprint.
How do they do this? Well, heat pumps move heat from one space to another instead of producing heat through combustion. They’re significantly more efficient than traditional boiler systems as heat pumps designed for colder climates can maintain 100% efficiency at temperatures as low as -10°!
What type of heat pump is best for you?
There are a few different types of heat pumps and they work in different ways. As the name suggests, air source heat pumps draw heat from the air outside whilst ground source heat pumps take it from the ground beneath your home. They’re both extremely effective at cold temperatures and can very easily replace your current central heating system. You might have also seen air-to-air heat pumps but these don’t provide hot water, as well as water source heat pumps too, but these are less common.
All heat pumps are energy-efficient, but some also come with features that can help you save even more money. For example, some models have a timer on them, so you can set it to turn on and off at certain times of the day. This means you won’t be using energy when you don’t need to be. Other models come with a ‘smart’ thermostat, which is a device that you can control from your phone or tablet. With this, you can set the temperature of your home for when you’re not there, meaning if you’re going to be out all day, you can turn the heat down and save yourself some money.
How do they reduce your bills?
There are a few ways a heat pump can save you money on your energy bills. Firstly, because heat pumps are powered by electricity, they’re more efficient than gas or oil boilers. This means you won’t be held hostage to the ever increasing gas and oil prices. Secondly, heat pumps are very low maintenance, so you won’t have to fork out for regular servicing or repairs. But, if something does go wrong, our service team is just a phone call away.
How much do heat pumps cost?
The price of the installation will vary depending on the size of your home and the type of heat pump you choose. However, it’s important to note that though the initial investment for a heat pump may be higher than that of a traditional boiler, over time you’re likely to see significant savings on your energy bills. With these boilers being phased out in newer build homes and the cost of renewable energy falling, now is the perfect time to switch to a heat pump. Especially as there are £5,000 grants available towards installing a heat pump under the Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which you can read about here, making the initial investment that much cheaper.
Where to get yours
We at Heat Different are always happy to help save our customers money in whatever way we possibly can. So, if you’re thinking about getting a heat pump, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions.