Air Source Heat Pump Installers
So, you're considering an air source heat pump installation. These renewable heating systems extract heat from the outside air to potentially lower your heating bills as well as your carbon footprint.
By comparing the services offered by multiple air source heat pump installers, you'll put yourself in a great position to find the right person for the job.
Find air source heat pump installers
When planning to have an air source heat pump installed, you need to find a qualified air source heat pump installer.
It's important to not only focus how much installing a heat pump will be, you also need to think about whether it's the right heating system for your home. An air source heat pump installer will be able to assess your heating demands and property to make sure it's well suited.
We have a network of fully-qualified air source heat pump installers across the nation. To connect with up to 3 who work in your area, all you need to do is complete our simple online form. Each installer will visit your property and provide a free no-obligation quote for the air source heat pump installation.
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How to choose an air source heat pump installer
When you're on the search for the right air source heat pump installer, don't solely focus on the cost. There's plenty more to think about when choosing an air source heat pump installer.
As an additional piece of advice, never simply hire the installer offering the cheapest quote. Particularly if it's considerably lower than other quotes you've received. This is because the installation may not be carried out to the highest possible standard.
1. Request air source heat pump quotes
You should start your search for air source heat pump installers requesting quotes. Make sure you get quotes from at least 3 different companies. Comparing this many quotes will put you in a great position when it comes to choosing your installer.
You can get free quotes from up to 3 local air source heat pump installers right here on Boiler Guide.
2. Compare air source quotes – ask lots of questions!
When it comes to comparing air source heat pump installation quotes, you can't ask too many questions. Here's a few to get you started:
- Are you MCS certified?
- Do you offer a warranty period?
- Where would you recommend the heat pump is installed?
- What's the lowest temperature the heat pump will be able to work in?
- Will you be able to service the heat pump?
- Will I need a hybrid heating system or will the heat pump be enough to heat my property on its own?
- Is my property suitably insulated?
- Will we need new radiators or underfloor heating?
- Is the current hot water tank suitable?
- Does your company hold public liability insurance?
No matter how many questions you have, your installer should be happy to answer them all.
3. Double check their accreditations and experience
First and foremost, you should ensure that all of the air source heat pump installers you get quotes from are fully accredited. This means checking that they're MCS certified. It's essential for the air source heat pump installer – as well as the heat pump being installed – to both be MCS certified if you plan to apply for the Green Homes Grant and Renewable Heat Incentive.
We check the accreditations of our installer network on a daily basis so when you get quotes through Boiler Guide you can be confident they're suitably accredited.
4. Request reviews from previous customers
Reading customer reviews of a company can go a long way towards helping you make a decision as to whether you should hire them or not. This is particularly important if one company gives you a quote that's far higher or lower than the rest.
Finding reviews of a business has never been easier. A quick online search of a company and you'll most likely come across customer reviews.
5. Check their insurance
Never hire a company unless they're fully insured. Public Liability Insurance is particularly important. This will see that you're covered in the unlikely event that the installation work leads to any property damage.
6. Get your air source quote in writing
A quote is an estimated price but if your quote is provided by an experienced and qualified installer it should be pretty accurate. In any case, you want to avoid any misunderstandings so get your quote in writing.
7. Set a date for your air source heat pump installation
There's increasing demand across the UK for air source heat pump installers so book a date for the installation when getting your quote. This will help to avoid disappointment if you have a particular period of time in mind.
How are air source heat pumps installed?
Air source heat pump installation is a relatively straightforward process. The heat pump itself is installed outside onto a concrete base so that it's slightly elevated. It will be backed against a wall of your property where the necessary pipes and cables can lead inside.
If your property is currently heated by a gas or oil boiler then installing a heat pump as part of your heating system can be seamless. This is because the layout of the pipework is similar to that of a conventional boiler.
As well as a qualified heat pump installer, an electrician will also be needed to complete the necessary electrical work.
Air source heat pump installation costs
Including installation, air source heat pump costs typically fall somewhere between £4,000 and £18,000. The total you end up paying will depend on the model of the heat pump and the rates charged by the installer. This is why it's important to compare quotes before hiring an air source heat pump installer.
The upfront air source heat pump installation costs don't tell the whole story though. You should also consider the long term costs and potential savings involved.
Firstly, you could potentially be making considerable savings on your heating bills. This is because you won't need to rely on an energy supplier to provide fuel, such as gas.
While they don't burn fuel, air source heat pumps do need electricity which can be expensive. The average cost of electricity in the UK sits at around 14.4p/kWh but they use this energy incredibly efficiently.
Air source heat pump efficiency can be in the region of 300% to 500%, this means they produce 3-5 times as much energy as they use. Depending on the heating demands of your home, the efficiency of your heat pump and the heating system being replaced, you could stand to make some considerable savings.
In addition to the potential savings you could be making on your heating bills, you could also earn payments through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The RHI is a scheme which rewards homeowners for the heat being generated by their renewable heating system.
For each kilowatt-hour of heat generated by your heat pump, you'll earn money (10.16p/kWh as of June 2020). These payments can add up and potentially see you earning as much as £3,000 annually over a 7 year period.
To be eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive, the heat pump and installer must be certified by MCS. So make sure this is one of your questions when comparing quotes. It's also worth noting that the scheme will come to a close in 2021 so all new applications must be submitted by 31 March 2021.
Weigh up the potential savings in Air Source Heat Pumps: Prices and Running Costs.
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You're in luck. There's never been a better time to get quotes from local air source heat pump installers. At Boiler Guide, we've made the whole process extremely straightforward.
Simply complete our online form, letting us know that you plan to have an air source heat pump installed and we'll take care of the rest. You'll soon be contacted by up to 3 air source heat pump installers who will each provide a free no-obligation quote.
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