If designed correctly, heat pumps can run at an efficiency of up to 400%. An electrical supply is required but due to its efficiency, for every 1kW of electricity supplied the heat pump will provide up to 4kW of thermal energy. The systems are fully automated and require little maintenance.
Due to their high efficiency, heat pumps are a cheaper alternative to gas and oil, even if the property is gas grid connected.
Air source heat pump systems can offer much lower running costs compared to oil, LPG and electric boilers. In addition to saving money on your bills you can also receive payments from the domestic renewable heat incentive.
|Applications submitted||Biomass boilers and stoves (p/kWh)||Air source heat pumps (p/kWh)||Ground source heat pumps (p/kWh)||Solar thermal (p/kWh)|
|01/07/2016 – 30/09/2016*||4.68p||7.51p||19.33p||19.74p|
|01/10/2016 – 31/12/2016*||4.68p||7.51p||19.33p||19.74p|
|01/01/2017 – 31/03/2017*||If any new tariff changes are to be made due to degression, the next announcement by BEIS would be by 1 December 2016.|
* these tariffs will be adjusted in line with CPI