Heating our homes currently accounts for a huge 13-14% of the UK’s total carbon emissions. By installing a heat pump, you can heat your home using renewable energy rather than burning fossil fuels. With a new £5,000 grant scheme from the government opening in April 2022, it’s a good time to explore green heating. 

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We work with Caplor, who currently install heat pumps in Wales and the west of England (up to the Midlands) but are working to expand across more of Britain. Go to the Caplor website to see if your county is covered and find out how you can switch to renewable heating.

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What is a heat pump?

Heat pumps work by extracting heat energy from the air or from under the ground. This heat gets transferred to a liquid and compressed to raise its temperature. This heat can then be used to provide heating and hot water. 

There are two main types of heat pump:  

Air source heat pumps extract heat energy from the air. Air to air heat pumps, which circulate air rather than heating water, can also be used for cooling in the summer.

Ground source heat pumps extract heat energy from the earth, using coils buried under ground. They are usually used for central or underfloor heating systems and for hot water.  

Each type has different features that may affect whether it’s the right option for your home. These include: 

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  • Cost: air-source pumps are cheaper to install than ground-source ones.
  • Efficiency: Ground-source pumps are usually more efficient, especially at low temperatures. However, air source pumps are still well suited to the UK climate, even in winter.
  • Installation: Air-source pumps can be installed quickly, but are above ground and can be a bit noisy. Ground-source pumps require a trench or bore hole for the pipe work, but can’t be seen once installed.

Get money off with the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Households in England and Wales will be eligible for a new government grant from April 2022 to reduce the cost of installing a heat pump. 

Eligible households can receive a one-off grant of £5,000 through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. As a registered installer, Caplor will apply for the grant on your behalf so that you don’t have to deal with deadlines or paperwork. 

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme has made a total of £450 million available for supporting households to switch to greener heating. Individual grants will be offered on a first come, first served basis – so enquire soon to make sure you don’t miss out.  

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Reduce your carbon footprint and your bills

Burning fossil fuels to heat your home is expensive, not to mention unsustainable for the planet in the long term.  

Heat pumps do require initial investment. For a standard 2-bedroom house, the price of a heat pump starts at around £11,500. However, factoring in the new government grant of £5,000 towards the initial cost and that the electricity needed to power your pump will generally cost less than using gas or oil for heating, in the long term you could save on your energy bills. 

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