Heat Pump vs Gas Boiler: How do They Compare?

the heat pump vs gas boiler debate has ramped up in recent months
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In the heat pump vs gas boiler debate, you're looking at very different technologies that are effectively delivering the same result: hot water and central heating. That's pretty much where the similarities end. 

With the government heralding both air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps as the successors to gas boilers as part of its Boiler Upgrade Scheme, it's the right time to be weighing up your options and how these two systems compare. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.