Air Source Heat Pump

A Brief Overview

An Air Source Heat Pump, (ASHP), uses the same type of technology that you find in a kitchen refrigerator. An Air Source Heat Pump transfers the heat absorbed from the outside air of a building to the indoor space of the building which is then used to either heat the central heating system and hot water, or can alternately be used to directly heat a room via its fan.

How does this work?

  • Air Source Heat Pumps enables the provision of supplying all year round heating and hot water reliably.Air Source Heat Pumps have a lower ‘Carbon Footprint’ compared to other alternatives.
  • Air Source Heat Pumps provide lower energy costs over time.

    There are two main types of Air Source Heat Pumps:

    (i)  ‘Air to Air - Air Source Heat Pumps’, these absorb the heat from the outside air and them transfers this heat to the inside the building via a fan to heat the rooms inside the building.

    (ii) ‘Air to Water - Air Source Heat Pump’, these absorb the heat from the outside air and then transferring this heat to the central heating system inside the building, also providing hot water.

Your Eligiblity for this Grant?

  • If your property was built after 1995 then it might have been partially insulated and you are probably eligible for a cavity top-up.

  • You need to receive an ECO3 benefit and have an empty or partially filled brick cavity wall.

  • The property should be located in England, Scotland or Wales and be heated by a gas, oil, LPG, electric boiler or electric storage heaters (ESH).

  • You must be the Homeowner, Landlord or a Private Tenant. Private Tenants must have their Landlord permission. Landlords must have an eligible ECO3 Tenant living in the property that requires insulation.

  • Also, Housing Associations can claim insulation grants if their properties are heated by any type of electric heaters and they have eligible ECO3 Tenants.

  • Your property is less than 3 storeys high.

  • If your property has already had cavity wall insulation over 15 years ago and is heated by electric then we can extract this old material and fill it again with the latest energy saving insulation.

  • Note: You must have 67% or more of the cavity walls available to be insulated. Unfortunately, we cannot just insulate a new extension of the property under this funding.

  • You may also be eligible for a FREE A-rated replacement boiler if you are the homeowner living in your property and have an older gas, oil or LPG boiler.