Should I get an air source heat pump
March 22, 2011 8:50 AM Subscribe
We've just moved into an old house in the South of the UK. The oil-fired boiler is in desperate need of replacement. No mains gas is available. I'm interested in air source heat pumps, what advice can you offer me?
posted by grahamspankee to home & garden (4 answers total)
Air source heat pumps seem relatively new to the UK, and it's difficult to get unbiased advice. One heating engineer thinks it might be a good idea, another doesn't. What should I consider before choosing? Tell me about running costs, noise, whether it does a good job of heating your house. Or should I just pick the much cheaper option of a more modern and more efficient oil-fired boiler?
Alongside replacing the boiler we are upgrading the currently non-existent insulation in the timber-framed, render-clad walls.
Possibly relevant metrics are approx 2,500 square feet of living space, and near Cambridge in the UK.