Explore the future of home heating and Government funding
From 2025, gas boilers are being banned from new homes. And soon, they’ll be phased out of our homes that are already built, too. A renewable energy heat pump is the future of heating.
Depending on your building, a heat pump could replace your boiler and be connected straight into your existing central heating system. It’s a positive change you can make to reduce your environmental impact and save on your energy consumption – and your bills, too.
To encourage people to replace their polluting fossil fuel boilers the Department for Energy and Net Zero has launched the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, covering England and Wales. In Scotland, the Scottish Government has Home Energy Scotland Scheme. Further details are available on our funding hub.
How does a heat pump work?
Take a look at your fridge
Want to know how a heat pump works? Think about your fridge. A fridge removes heat from the inside of a space, and releases it outside the space. A heat pump does the opposite, drawing heat into a space and releasing it there.
A heat pump connects directly to a central heating system, so it feeds heat into your radiators, wall units or underfloor heating. Plus, Daikin’s heat pumps operate almost silently, with a sleek, modern look for seamless integration into your home. It’s an efficient, quiet and powerful way to start your energy for change.
How does it work?
Even if it’s cold outside, a heat pump extracts heat from the air, ground or water and uses it to heat a home. It’s a form of ‘renewable energy’: it will never run out, and is more efficient than typical heating systems which rely on fossil fuels like gas or oil.
Your heat pump runs on electricity, removing the need for gas in your heating system. Plus, if you generate the required electricity yourself – for example, with solar panels – your bills and CO₂ emissions will be even lower.
Five types of heat pump
A solution to fit every home
Depending on the heat source it uses, your heat pump can look different.
There’s almost always an indoor unit. Often, it looks similar to a typical boiler and is hung on the wall in the same way. The five most common types of heat pumps are:
Eco-friendly heating that’s better for the planet– and your pocket
Funding your change to an energy-efficient heat pump? Find out more about the different incentives on offer, and how to make your eco-friendly home even more affordable.