Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pump Installation

An air-source heat pump installation is an effective, low-carbon way of heating your home. They can be installed in both new and existing properties, and provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient heating system.

Is Your Property Suitable?


To work efficiently, air-source heat pumps require a well-insulated house, in some cases, older properties may require insulation upgrades prior to installing an air source heat pump.

Access to Mains Gas

Properties with access to main gas are suitable for an air source heat pump installation, although a greater return on investment will be seen when switching from oil, LPG or electric heating systems.

Planning Permission

Air source heat pump installations do not require planning permission.

Heat Emitter Consideration

Air source heat pumps work most efficiently with low flow temperature emitters, making underfloor heating the perfect partner. Traditional radiators can still be used with air source heat pumps, although the size of these will need to be considered.

The Installation Process

The installation process for an air source heat pump in a single dwelling typically takes 5 working days, which includes commissioning as no groundworks are required.

Once the air source heat pump unit is installed, it will be connected to the hot water cylinder. The unit may, depending on your existing system, easily link to your water tank with limited additional work.

As air source heat pumps have very few moving parts, they require less ongoing maintenance than traditional heating systems. We recommend an annual service to ensure that your system is running at its optimum efficiency.

Larger radiator units may be needed to replace your existing radiators.

From initial enquiry to ongoing service and maintenance, we are on hand to answer questions and guide you through the process of your installation.

Running Costs

Running costs for an air source heat pump installation will differ depending on the size of the area you are heating, the temperature you choose to run the system at and a number of other factors, such as your choice of heat emitter and level of insulation.

Our in-house team would be happy to give you an estimation of your running costs should you wish to discuss your project with us.

Return On Investment

The return on investment you receive will largely depend on the system you are replacing, and the running costs of your air source heat pump. Installations that are replacing oil or LPG heating will produce the greatest returns.

Thanks to the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive which provides cash payments, the cost of installation is covered in the majority of cases.