Should I Swap my Boiler for an Air Source Heat Pump?

Nibe F2040 air source heat pump on side of house
(Image credit: Nibe)

Should I swap my boiler for an air source heat pump? With all the current media coverage regarding boilers potentially being banned from 2025, a number of homeowners are asking the same question. In reality, however, swapping a boiler for an air source heat pump in an existing home is a lot simpler in principle than it is in practice.

Your boiler will be connected to an existing central heating system so the pipework is already in situ, but this is probably where the benefits end in an existing home. The pipework will need to be inspected to make sure that it is fit for purpose; it must be secure, the right size and the right type of pipe. 

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.