How to protect your heat pump from theft

Timber clad new self build with green front door and air source heat pump
There are a rising number of reported thefts of air source heat pumps causing many to grow concerned about how they can protect their eco-friendly heating system (Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

How can you protect your heat pump from theft when the tech must sit on the exterior of a property? This is a growing question amongst homeowners with air source heat pumps (ASHPs) after a surge in reported thefts of the heating source.

And with households increasingly switching to the renewable, more environmentally-friendly technology, it is likely that families could encounter this problem more and more.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.