How much does it cost to install a heat pump? Our expert guide to all the factors

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How much it costs to install a heat pump is likely to be an important factor is whether or not to go ahead with adding the eco-friendly heat source to your home.

Although the government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) provides financial grants to help homeowners with the cost, the figure can vary depending on the type of air source heat pump, the size needed and the location and nature of your property.

David Hilton
David Hilton

With more than 35 years of expertise, David is a seasoned renewables and ventilation installer, recognised for his longstanding contributions to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. Holding membership in the Gas Safe Register and armed with a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, David stands as an authoritative figure in sustainable building and energy efficiency. His extensive knowledge spans building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and conventional heating systems. Additionally, he serves as a distinguished speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show.

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Robin is a freelance journalist based in the South West of England, UK. He specialises in environmental issues, climate change and renewable energy, with other interests in transport and green motoring. He is a regular daily correspondent for a renewable energy website, writing news articles and interview pieces on all the main clean energy technologies. He has also written widely for numerous magazines on these topics, as well as writing white papers and web content.