Air source heat pumps. There’s something in the air (and it can heat your home)

The future of home heating’s here – and it uses air (and just a little electricity) to keep you warm and heat your hot water.

It’s kinder to the planet and could be cheaper than you think too. So what are you waiting for?

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This is what low carbon heating looks like

  • Greener, cleaner heat – Air source heat pumps use only a little electricity, so they’re a low-carbon form of heating

  • Seriously efficient – For every 1kWh of electricity used, it can generate around 3.5kWh in heat. That’s 350% efficiency

  • Built to last – Air source heat pumps should last for at least 20 years – longer than the average lifespan of a gas boiler

  • Financial help – Spread the cost with 7 years’ interest-free credit (0% APR) 1 and get up to £9,000 through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (closes 31st March 2022)

Heating done differently. Here’s how they work

Air source heat pumps use the same clever technology found in your fridge freezer. An electric pump absorbs heat from the air outside and compresses it so it reaches a high temperature. Then transfers all that lovely heat around your home.

It’s a low carbon technology which means it’s way kinder to the planet. And that’s great news for everyone, right?

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And here’s a typical RHI payment breakdown

Here’s a what a family living in a fairly typical home (3-bed, end of terrace home with solid walls and unspecified loft insulation) can expect back in quarterly payments when switching to a heat pump.

This would be equal to Annual payment Payment over 7 years Payment tariff
£218 per quarter £870 £6,090 10.92 kWh

Hit this link to the calculator, add your own details and see how much you can save based on the type of home you live in.

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If you want to be among the first to get an air source heat pump, we’re offering:

  • Hassle-free installation by our expert engineers

  • Fixed price quote with no hidden costs or surprises

  • Help with costs thanks to the Renewable Heat Incentive

  • 5-year warranty, plus central heating cover for first year

  • Easy payment options – spread the cost with 7 years' interest-free credit (0% APR) with no upfront cost 1

And we're currently installing right now

If you live in the South West of England , we may be able to install your very own air source heat pump sooner than you think.

Typical costs to expect

To replace your heating system with an air source heat pump typically costs between £6-15k, depending on how big and well insulated your home is. And you can spread that cost over 7 years (0% APR) 1 and reduce that amount through regular payments with the Renewable Heat Incentive.

The Renewable Heat Incentive pays you back

Cover the cost of switching to greener heating with up to £9,000 back from the government, which can go a long way in covering the cost of the air source heat pump. You’ll receive four payments a year depending on how much energy you’ve saved since switching to an ASHP, and it’s a huge help towards the cost. 2

Now’s a great time to switch

With the government’s plans to decarbonise our homes by 2035 and rewarding you for choosing low carbon alternatives, it’s a great time to get on board. ASHPs not only massively reduce your home’s carbon dioxide emissions, they also have a long service life to keep you and your family warm for many years to come.

Check to see where we're installing
Region Installation
South West (Cornwall / Devon / Somerset) Available now
Bristol / Thames Valley / Wiltshire / Gloucestershire Coming soon
South East / South Coast / London Coming soon
North West / North East Coming soon
West Midlands / East Midlands Coming soon
North Wales / Mid Wales Coming soon
South Wales Coming soon
Central Belt / Southern Scotland Coming soon
Northern Scotland Coming soon

Don't worry if installation isn't available in your location. You can still register your interest and we'll make sure you're among the first to know.

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What happens next?

  • Register your interest and one of our team will give you a call to check your home’s suitability
  • We’ll then visit you at home for a site survey where we’ll talk you through the options and quote for the work
  • When you’re happy with the quote, your ASHP will be installed by our trusted engineers

We may also need to update your pipework and/or radiators to get the best out of your ASHP. But don’t worry, our team of experts will talk you through any changes you might need in advance.

And if you’re not quite ready to make the switch to an air source heat pump just yet, why not check out our range of A-rated, hydrogen-blend ready boilers instead?

Once you have submitted the form, please email photos of the following to ASHP@britishgas.co.uk. Please also include your postcode so we can link it to your form.

  • The front of your property
  • The potential location of your heat pump (the side or back of your house)
  • Your fuse box / consumer unit
  • Your electricity meter, showing the fuse rating label / stamp
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Additional information

  1. British Gas acts as a credit broker, not the lender and offers products from a panel of lenders. Payment options are subject to change without notice. British Gas is a trading name of British Gas New Heating Limited (No. 06723244), an appointed representative of British Gas Services Limited (No. 03141243) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 490568). Both companies registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Millstream, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5GD. Availability of credit depends on status and credit checks. Terms and Exclusions apply.

  2. BEIS Domestic RHI Calculator (renewable-heat-calculator.service.gov.uk)