Alternative ways to heat your home
Lower carbon, environmentally friendly and energy efficient, air source heat pumps make a great alternative to gas boilers, provided that your home is already efficient and well insulated. They also generally have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance than a gas boiler.
Amazingly, air source heat pumps can even work in temperatures as low as -15°C5, although we rarely see temperatures this low in the UK.
Heat pumps are such an easy way to reduce the carbon footprint of well-insulated homes that, from later this spring, the UK government is launching its Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) to encourage low-carbon heating solutions, mainly heat pumps. Under the new scheme, the government will offer homeowners £5,000 towards the cost of replacing their existing heating system with a high efficiency heat pump6.
Choosing to heat your home with an air source heat pump is just one way you can live more sustainably. There are plenty of other sustainable solutions for your home that can help you to take action for climate.