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Why heat pumps are the green & cost-effective solution for rural homes?

No gas connection? Find out why a heat pump is the best option for off-grid households - for your pocket and the planet. 

There are over 4 million off-gas grid households in the UK. These homes use some of the highest carbon heating fuels including oil and coal. With the Government aiming to phase out off-gas grid fossil fuel heating, and putting incentives in place to support their plans, it’s time to start thinking about your next heating system. 

Heat pumps are the most economical low-carbon heat option for off-grid homes. Let’s take a closer look at why they’re your best solution. 

Suitable for any home

Heat pumps can be effectively used to heat any property type or architectural era. There are some misconceptions about this, but recent government studies (and our own successful case studies) have proved that even older and rural properties can benefit from heat pumps. 

You may need to make some adjustments to your insulation or radiators, but any challenges are easily outweighed by the benefits – both financial and environmental.

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Reliability in cold conditions

Off-grid customers will find the reliability of a heat pump a big bonus. The new Daikin Altherma 3 H HT is designed to perform reliably, whatever the weather. Offering a consistent flow temperature of 70°C, even in outdoor temperatures as low as -15°C, it’s the dependable solution for cold winters. 

This high-temperature air-to-water heat pump provides reliable heating, cooling and domestic hot water in any setting, and any weather.

Stable running costs

You’re no longer at the mercy of volatile oil and LPG prices. Instead, you’ll be benefiting from utilising only electricity. The estimated savings of replacing an LPG boiler with an air source heat pump are pretty impressive. You should save at least £??? on your energy bill every year. Over the lifetime of the system (estimated 20 years) that’s a remarkable £???.

Plus, if you have solar panels fitted, those costs will come tumbling down even further. Daikin’s range of heat pumps can all be connected to solar PV-T panels for even higher energy efficiency. 

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Government incentives

There’s never been a better time to make the switch. With the increase in BUS funding to £7,500, the cost of installation is substantially offset by this funding. When you factor in this generous incentive into the overall cost savings of upgrading from a boiler, the savings are considerable. We estimate you’ll save £??? over the lifetime of the system, and that includes all your installation costs and your energy bills. 

An air source heat pump is a real investment for rural homes, providing a long-term, sustainable solution that delivers a greener footprint and significantly lower energy bills. 

The greener choice

So much for the cost savings. What’s the impact on the planet? You’ll be making a considerable reduction in your carbon footprint when you switch to an air source heat pump. The latest figures estimate you’ll save ?? tonnes per year. That’s equivalent to taking two cars off your driveway. Or taking ?? less long-haul flights every year. 

Ready to start your heat pump journey?

If you’re ready to take the first steps towards switching to a heat pump, we’re here to help. Find out more about our heat pumps, the available funding, and what you need to do next: