Making more eco-positive and sustainable choices is something that we like to shout about over here at E.ON Next 🌍. I know that our lovely Community values those things too! So I thought it would be a good idea to start a discussion on Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP).
What are ASHPs?
ASHPs are simple to understand really, imagine a fridge , it works just like that! (but in reverse) Taking the air found outdoors, ASHPs then convert this air into water, and then pump out hot air that will heat the home, not to mention they also have a built in cylinder that can store and heat up some of that water for you!
So the principle sounds pretty cool right? Well how does a potential reduction in annual bills sound?
- If you have an old gas boiler (G-rated) You could save up to £910 on your annual fuel bill.
- If you have an old oil boiler (G-rated) You could save up to £2,200 on your annual fuel bill.
- If you have an old LPG boiler (G-rated) You could save up to £3,400 on your annual fuel bill.
Replacing an expensive system such as electric storage heaters, oil, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) or coal can be more cost effective, but you can still switch and save with a standard gas boiler.
Did you know that... - The running costs with a heat pump could be significantly lower than your current heating system. For example if you use an old oil-fired system using oil at 43p per litre, you could save up to £435 per year on your heating bill 🤯. But remember, a well-insulated home is essential – otherwise the heat the pump is generating escapes more easily.
With an ASHP they are a cleaner and more efficient energy source that is set to lower your reliance on gas by using air and electricity to produce instead. And before anyone is concerned: YES they do work in winter, and can still produce heat in temperatures as low as 17c!
Still not sold? 😮 Why don't we use the community as a place to discuss? Let us know what you think and we can have the battle of the heat pump here in our comments!
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