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Everything you need to know about our heat pumps and Government funding

Find out how a heat pump can heat and cool your home as well as how Government funding can help reduce the cost of buying and installing heat pumps.

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

Hoe werkt een warmtepomp?

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:

  • Air-to-water heat pumps low temperature

    For the ultimate in energy-efficient heating, hot water and optional cooling, the Daikin Altherma low temperature heat pump offers an incredibly versatile solution. 

  • Air-to-water heat pumps high temperature

    By extracting renewable energy from the air, the Daikin Altherma air to water heat pump can provide heating, hot water and even comfort cooling for your home in a more sustainable way.

  • Hybrid heat pumps

    The Daikin Hybrid heat pump combines renewable and traditional energy sources in a highly efficient way for heating, cooling and domestic hot water supply in your home. It is a combination of a gas boiler and heat pump, all in one system.

  • Air-to-air heat pumps

    Air conditioning systems are actually air to air heat pumps, which use a renewable energy source (from the outside air) to efficiently cool and heat your home.

  • Water-to-water heat pumps

    A water-to-water heat pump draws energy from groundwater. The energy is used to heat the house and tap water. A large part of the installation is therefore underground.


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.

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