Installation of air source heat pump
Size of installation:
6kW Air source heat pump
We were contacted by Sarah to discuss the benefits and installation process of an Air Source Heat Pump.
“When designing our new home, our architect advised we may have to look into very high spec (and expensive) windows or an air source pump in order to reach our energy efficiency ratings (SAP calculations). As we proceeded through the planning process it transpired that we wouldn’t be forced into this but could revert to an oil boiler if we wanted. Our builder decided to use Eco Installer for all the plumbing elements in our build. My husband and I met with the guys from Eco Installer and went through all the possible options. This meeting was invaluable as it enabled us to really understand the different options and their implications, costs and benefits – we felt we could ask plenty of questions. In the end we decided on an air source pump combined with underfloor heating throughout, mainly due to the fact that our home is new and therefore so well insulated – and the funding available from the government made it a very attractive option too. My husband is an oil boiler service engineer himself so it was a decision we took very seriously – to go away from a technology he understands so well. The installation was very simple and as Eco Installer are MCS qualified, they were able to help with the applying process for the Government Incentives available. We moved in June 2013 and have found the hot water is running really well and am confident our new technology will be as cost effective in the winter.”