Reduced Running Costs
As the heat pump moves heat rather than creating it by burning oil or gas, it is much more efficient with average savings of more than 60% for ground source heat pumps and 40% for air source heat pumps.
Heat pumps generally require minimal regular maintenance. Many heat pumps have a planned life span of 25 years with no loss of efficiency. In comparison, boilers can lose up to 2% efficiency for each year of operation and have a usable life span of, on average, 12 years.
Combats Oil Price Fluctuations
Oil prices are susceptible to large price hikes, particularly during the winter when you need your heating the most. Heat pumps remove this problem providing cost-effective, reliable heating.
Convenient Method of Heating
Heat pumps can heat up or cool down a room within a few minutes, then, once the room reaches the preferred temperature, the heat pump will maintain that temperature for as long as required.
Many heat pumps have programmable timers which allow users to warm up rooms when desired. Heat pumps don’t create smoke, ashes, moisture or any other waste material.
Unlike gas heating or wood burners, there are no flames or hot surfaces that children or pets can touch and burn themselves on.
Do not Burn Oxygen
Gas heaters need oxygen in order for gas to burn and release its heat energy. This can cause stuffy rooms and condensation on windows. Heat Pumps do not need oxygen as they merely transfer heat energy from one place to another.
Heat Pumps improve air quality
Heat pumps don't create smoke or add any fumes to the air. As the Heat Pump circulates air into a room, the filters clean and purify the air removing dust, mould spores, odours, smoke and other particles.
Heat pumps are, according to the experts, the most cost-effective form of heating using electricity and most good quality systems achieve average COP (Coefficient of Performance) figures of three or more. This means that to achieve three kilowatts of heating or cooling power, they use an average of less than one kilowatt of electricity.
A conventional heating system such as an electric fire or gas boiler has a COP of less than one. This means that it burns more than one kilowatt of power to produce a kilowatt of heating power. The higher the COP the cheaper a heating appliance is to run. In comparison to other forms of heating, Heat pumps offer the most energy efficient heating with between 300% to 400% efficiency.