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Replacing a gas boiler with a heat pump

Are you considering replacing your existing gas boiler and wondering whether a heat pump might be the best option? Read on to find out if switching from a gas boiler to a heat pump is the right choice for you.

What is the energy efficiency of a heat pump?

Heat pumps are exceptionally energy efficient. They work by extracting heat from the air outside of your home, whereas a gas boiler produces heat by burning gas.

A heat pump consumes less energy to produce heat than a traditional gas boiler does and so has the potential to achieve a much higher energy efficiency rating, leading to reduced energy consumption and lower energy bills as a result.

What is the environmental impact?

One of the main reasons you may be considering a heat pump is the thought that they are better for the environment than a traditional gas boiler. Yes, heat pumps are significantly better environmentally than gas boilers not least because they do not rely on fossil fuels to run.

Heat pumps run purely on electricity and with the ever-increasing mix of our energy source being from renewable sources such as solar, heat pumps are a much greener option for your home heating. Plus the fact they use less energy than gas boilers overall means they are definitely the better choice for the environment.

Can you use with solar panels?

Solar Panels with battery storage can provide some, or in some cases all of your electricity requirement in your home. With a heat pump you remove the need for gas in your home meaning all your energy usage can be from electricity.

Integrating your heat pump with a solar panel system means you can significantly reduce your home energy costs or even remove the cost altogether depending on your levels of usage.

Is a heat pump expensive?

You may have heard that having a heat pump system installed is expensive, and you may think that will outweigh any savings you make on your energy bills.

ASHP’s can be more expensive than a gas boiler to have installed, however the good news is that because you will be transitioning from a gas boiler to a heat pump you will most likely be eligible for a government funded £7,500 grant towards the cost of your new heat pump installation.

So there really is no better time to transition from gas to a heat pumps.

How to get one installed?

At Eclipse Energy we have been installing heat pumps and other renewable energy products for customers for several years now and have become one of the leading experts across the North of England.

Contact us today and our experts will come out to assess your home and provide you with advice and a free quotation, plus we’ll also help with your application for the £7,500 grant towards the costs.

How do I apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme £7,500 grant?

So, how can you get started with an Air Source Heat Pump system through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The first step is to check your eligibility by filling out the form below.

Our experienced team will guide you through the process of claiming your free funding, right through to completion of the work. 

Act now and take advantage of the free grant available through Boiler Upgrade Scheme. Contact us today!

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