How to get a heat pump for your home
Heat pumps are a low-carbon technology alternative to traditional boilers to heat our homes. They’re suitable to be installed in most types of homes – including new build houses and retrofitting in existing houses and work best in well-insulated homes. They use electricity to move heat from outside and move it into the house. As more renewable energy sources replace fossil fuel use, heat pumps are more carbon efficient than traditional boilers and are better for the environment.
If you’re thinking about installing a heat pump, follow the advice included in the energy performance certificate (EPC) for your home or seek advice from a qualified energy surveyor.
Find out how heat pumps work on the Energy Saving Trust's website.
If you are considering installing a heat pump, you should:
- get at least 3 quotes from installers who are MCS certified
- check if you planning permission on the Planning Portal website
- apply for planning permission if your installation needs permission
- check if you're eligible for a boiler upgrade scheme grant to help you with installation costs