Benefits of using a heat pump
Using a heat pump as your heating system has many benefits over heating methods.
Heat Pump Benefits
Air source heat pumps (also known as ASHPs):
Unlike gas and oil boilers, heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods. During the winter they may need to be on constantly to heat your home efficiently. You will also notice that radiators won't feel as hot to the touch as they might do when you are using a gas or oil boiler
Heat Pump Advantages
As a package of energy saving measures, helps towards higher rating in the Code for Sustainable Homes
If you have solar PV panels to generate electricity, this power can be used to run the heat pump to further reduce your heating and runnning costs.
Heat Pump advantages over traditional boiler systems
Efficiency of a heat pump
Heat pumps are around 400% efficient. This means that for every unit of energy used by the heat pump in operation, three or more units of heat are generated for use in a building.
As heat pumps work by extracting available heat from the outside air, they are far more efficient than even the most efficient fossil-fuel based heating systems. Heat pumps featuring inverter technology are particularly efficient for all kinds of indoor heating.