Air-Source Heat Pumps
Air-Source Heat Pumps are a new type of modern, electric central heating system. We'll discuss what they are, how they're installed, what the grant would provide and whether you're eligible to have the work done now rather than waiting.
What are Air Source Heat Pumps?
Air-Source Heat Pumps are a renewable type of low carbon heating system that utilise air outside. They can be used as low as -15 degrees centigrade. When sucking in air, it is condensed, heating it and providing warmth to a home.
How is it installed?
The pump and fan unit are placed next to an external wall and fitted to the ground. Pipes are installed which carry hot water through them. There are two types of system, monobloc and split. The type of system installed will depend on the space available and your budget.
The £5,000 grant towards ASHPs is due to be available in March/April next year. This will not be the same funding as ECO4 and it may be possible to get funding for both.
The cost can vary between £7,000 to £13,000 depending on the size of your home and what current system is in place without a grant. With a grant, the price can be significantly cheaper.
As we move towards a 'greener' future to meet the UK's target of reaching 'Net Zero', meaning that we equalise our pollution by taking away as much as we produce.
What about now?
If you're interested in looking into having a more efficient heating system now or you're interested in having your home insulated, read on to find out about the current Government scheme, ECO3.
What can we offer you?
At Energy Grants UK, we've been helping people keep warm for over 20 years. Now, with the ECO Government scheme, we are able to offer partially or fully-funded insulation, boiler services or even an entirely new central heating system. This has allowed us to install thousands of measures.
You will qualify if you are on are in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Child Tax Credits / Working Tax Credit
Pension Credit (Guarantee)
Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
(Must be under an income threshold)
Child Benefit or Low-income Household
If your tenants are in receipt of child benefits or have a low income, you may still be accepted based on your local authority's rules called LA Flex.