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Published: 31/10/2023

Government Grant increased to £7,500

The heat pump grant has been increased by the Government in efforts to encourage homeowners to opt for a renewable heating system. The hope is that homeowners will choose to install heat pumps rather than conventional heating systems such as gas or oil boilers.

The change, announced by Rishi Sunak last month as part of his “new approach to achieving net zero” means the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) has been increased by 50% from £5,000 to £7,500.  See more details on our website about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

With this increase to £7,500 the additional support could make the cost of installing a heat pump cheaper than installing a gas or oil boiler. Furthermore, the additional savings homeowners will make on their heating bills, ensures that heat pumps are the way forward to heat our homes in the future.

What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) are a renewable energy solution. They are designed to extract heat from the air outside to inside a building, via radiators, under floor heating and/or hot water. A heat pump installation is a greener alternative to gas, oil, LPG and electric systems. Heat Pumps are up to four times more efficient than traditional boilers.  These systems are a reliable heating technology even when temperatures are as low as -20°C. Ultimately, you could save up to £850 on energy bills annually whilst reducing your carbon footprint.

How do Air Source Heat Pumps work?

An Air Source heat pump works like a refrigerator, but in reverse. The pump absorbs heat from the outside air and coverts this into a liquid at a low temperature, then the heat pump compressor increases the temperature of this. The heat generated is transferred via a condenser into the property’s heating or hot water system. The refrigerant continues to circulate within the system and passes through an expansion valve to cool the temperature down to start the cycle again.

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How much does a Heat Pump cost?

For a three-bedroom detached house it would typically cost between £10,000 – £20,000 to install an air source heat pump. However a Heat Pump could eventually pay for itself through fuel savings, which makes this a good alternative to conventional heating systems.  You could typically reduce heating bills by 40% over traditional electric and oil heating systems. Start your heat pump journey here and price up your air source heat pump using our heat pump calculator.

To help with installation costs homeowners can apply for the  Boiler Upgrade Scheme which is a Government voucher scheme offering up to £7,500 to help reduce the cost of a heat pump installation.  You can also spread your heat pump costs, with our partner Kandoo Finance who offer loans of between £500 to £50,000 with flexible lending periods.

Read our news article on Heat Pumps costs here >.

Why Choose the Reina Group?

We are at the forefront of renewable heat pump installation in the South East, including London and have over 20 years of renewable heating & plumbing experience.  We are approved MCS heat pump installers, which give greater consumer protection and allows our heat pump installations to be eligible for government grants.  As well as….

  • We have installed 1000+ heat pump installations in South East.
  • We are passionate about reducing the carbon footprint.
  • We have highly skilled professional heat pump engineers.
  • We send indicative quotes almost immediately, using our state-of-the-art software.
  • We provide excellent Heat Pump support for our installations.
  • Our highly skilled engineers are professional, experienced, and courteous.
  • Our dynamic team have great vision and offer value engineering solutions.

We offer approved heat pump installation services relating to the industry’s leading manufacturers, for both Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps. This includes brands such as Thermia, Daikin, Nibe, Vaillant, Stiebel Eltron, Kensa, and Mitsubishi.

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For more information on Heat Pump Services in the South East please visit our website or email us on .  Or contact our offices on 01303 248648.