Daikin Air Source Heat Pumps [Hybrid]

Daikin air source heat pumps are rightly regarded as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of heat pumps. They’re incredibly cost effective, and a great option for anyone who wants to help the planet.

In this article we talk about everything relating to the Daikin air source heat pump. That includes who Daikin are, what their hybrid air source heat pump does, reviews from customers who have had one installed and finally, how you can get one at a discount.

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Who are Daikin?

Daikin is one of the world’s leading air conditioner companies. They are are laser focused on innovation and sustainability. They keep good company, as Samsung, Hitachi and LG are some of their biggest competitors.

Their mission is to protect the air of the earth. Therefore it’s unsurprising that they would be the creator of Daikin Air Source Heat Pumps. It’s a truly revolutionary piece of technology that’s helping to safeguard the planet and save you money, too! 

To set themselves apart from the competitors, the Daikin hybrid air source heat pump, The Altherma, is considered one of the best on the market. 

A Daikin air source heat pump hybrid (Altherma) outside, installed on the side of a building

Daikin Altherma air source heat pump

The altherma air source heat pump is Daikin’s hybrid air source heat pump. This is the model of air source heat pump that Hassle Free Boilers sells, because it’s been proven to be so incredibly cost effective, as well as being top-of-the-line.

What is a hybrid air source heat pump?

An air source heat pump is a sustainable way of creating energy that can be used to heat your home. It works almost like a refrigerator in reverse. The air source heat pump takes heat from the air outside and then, using two sets of copper coils (one inside your home and one outside) converts it into energy that is used to heat your home or your hot water. The leftover cool air is then released back into the environment.

Air source heat pumps are designed to heat your home and hot water to a moderate temperature. If a higher temperature is required, then you may need support from a traditional boiler.

A hybrid air source heat pump can be used in conjunction with your traditional heating and hot water systems which means that you get the best of both worlds. It has a smart controller which checks both the temperature outside, and the current cost of electricity. This information is then used to decide whether it is more cost effective for your heating to come from the air source heat pump, from your boiler, or from a combination of the two.

This means that using a hybrid heat pump is incredibly cost effective, and you’ll still be lovely and warm.

How it works

The Altherma air source heat pump consists of three main parts; the outdoor unit, the indoor unit and the Daikin altherma hybrid controller.

  • The outdoor unit is the Daikin air source heat pump. It works by extracting the heat from the air, and using this to heat the water for your heating system. It works even at low temperatures, although it is more effective in milder climates.
  • The indoor unit distributes the heated water from the outdoor unit into your heating and hot water systems. The Daikin Altherma controller is in constant communication with the indoor unit, and dependent on your energy prices it will run either the heat pump, the heat pump with support from your boiler, or the boiler only.
  • Daikin altherma hybrid controller. This is where you can view and change your energy prices to ensure you are always operating in the most cost efficient mode, and do things like increase the hot water temperature and view information about your system.

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Daikin air source heat pump reviews

The key to having the great experience that Daikin air source heat pumps are designed to give, is to ensure that you have your system installed by a qualified engineer who knows what they are doing.

Hassle Free Boilers have an excellent working relationship with Daikin , and we work with qualified installers of Daikin air source heat pumps so you can be sure it will be installed to the very best standard.

Here are some rave reviews from people who love their Daikin air source heat pumps:

“We had a great experience. A Daikin approved installer helped us select the correct heat pump for us. He kept us up to date throughout the whole process and was able to meet all agreed deadlines.

Now we finally got rid of our very old oil boiler, which has created more space in the garden. Comfort levels have improved so much, we especially notice it now the weather has turned colder.

Great solution, we recommend to everybody. Wish we had changed years ago….”
Kelly, January 2021

“Cannot fault my Daikin air source heat pump. It’s quiet and heats my home well and efficiently!”
Mrs Hunter, December 2020

“Daikin offer a great service and warranty package of which the price can be set for 10 years, this package is only offered to Installations that meet a certain standard, so its important the homeowner selects the right Installer that is Daikin trained.

So many other brands of heat pumps have no technical support or spare parts available, with Daikin most Spare parts are available next day on DPD delivery service.”
Martin, November 2020

Daikin heat pump manual

If you’d like more information on the Daikin air source heat pump and exactly how it works, then you can download the manual.

Daikin heat pump prices

Now is a great time to be shopping for a Daikin Air Source Heat Pump Hybrid!

The Government is currently offering a Green Homes Grant for people to add sustainable heating solutions to their home. You can use this grant to grab yourself an hybrid air source heat pump, plus a brand new free Worcester Bosch boiler – for a fraction of the normal cost. 

You’ll need to be quick as there is only limited funding available, but if you are eligible you can get a sustainable heating system worth £10,700 for just £2,500 under the scheme. 

And you can spread the cost over 36 months, interest free, at just £69.44 per month.

Air Source Heat Pump vs Oil Boiler: Which is better?

Air source heat pump vs oil boiler: find out which is better. If you’re considering whether it’s a better option to have a new oil boiler, or an air source heat pump installed, then read on.

We’ll talk through exactly what an air source heat pump is, and how it compares to an oil boiler in terms of installation cost, running cost and environmental impact.

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What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

The easiest way to describe an air source heat pump is as a kind of reverse refrigerator. It works by using a compressor and two sets of copper coils, one outside your home and one inside. This extracts heat from the air outside. It then converts the heat into energy, which is used to heat your home or your hot water. 

Modern air source heat pumps are so efficient that they can even work when it isn’t that warm outside. The air source heat pump running cost is generally low as they will always generate more energy than they use.

Perhaps the most attractive thing about air source heat pumps is that they are completely renewable.

Check out our Ultimate Guide on Air Source Heat Pumps for a more in-depth explanation.

Will Air Source Heat Pumps Reduce My Carbon Footprint?

According to the Energy Saving Trust Air Source Heat Pumps offer reduced CO2 emissions than traditional heating systems.

The graph below shows how much CO2 (kg / year) can be saved from switching to an air source heat pump. 

A graph that shows how much CO2 (kg / year) can be saved from switching to an air source heat pump.
Source: Energy Saving Trust: https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/advice/air-source-heat-pumps/

So, you can see that a big plus for switching to an air source heat pump is reducing your home carbon footprint.

What is an oil boiler?

Oil boilers are often used in properties which don’t have a mains gas connection. Properties with an oil boiler will have an oil tank somewhere on their property, which will need to be topped up periodically. They work by burning oil to provide heat.

Oil boilers aren’t renewable, and so many people are looking to replace their oil boilers with greener ways of heating their homes and hot water.

Air Source Heat Pump vs oil boiler

Air Source Heat Pumps can be used to provide all of your hot water and heating requirements. This means that they can be used as a replacement for an oil boiler system. We’ll run through oil boiler cost vs air source heat pump cost below. We hope this will help you decide which is the best option for you.

Oil boiler

Oil boilers are commonly available in three types; combi, system and regular. 

  • Oil combi boilers are the most cost effective type of oil boiler, as they only work when the heating system is turned on or hot water is needed. However, they are often not quite powerful enough for homes with multiple bathrooms.
  • In larger homes an oil system boiler is a better choice as it will keep a tank full of hot water warm at all times, so it’s better able to cope with higher demand.
  • Regular oil boilers are the oldest type of oil boilers, often found in properties with no mains water connection. They take in water from a cold water storage tank, rather than directly from the mains like combi and system boilers. It’s generally recommended that you only have a regular oil boiler installed if you are doing a like for like replacement.

If your home has an oil boiler that was installed over 10 years ago, you’ve noticed a rise in your energy costs or a decline in your boiler efficiency, then it’s probably time to consider a replacement.

The cost of a brand new oil boiler can range anywhere between £1,000 and £4,000 depending on your system set up, and which make you go for. You can then expect to spend another £500 to £2,000 for the cost of actually installing the boiler.

The cost of oil

The cost of oil is quite low at the moment, with 2020 seeing prices drop to £0.36 a litre, which equates to roughly £0.481p/kWh. This makes oil much cheaper than mains electricity, and slightly more expensive than gas. Bear in mind this is based on the current price of oil, which can fluctuate wildly. If you wind up needing to buy your oil at a time when prices are high, you could end up paying much more.

Modern oil boilers are much more efficient than they used to be, but they still aren’t great news for the environment because of their carbon footprint. According to DEFRA, oil boilers produce 0.245kgCO2 per kWh, compared to 0.184kgCO2 per kWh for gas boilers.

Disadvantages of oil boilers:

  • Oil must be purchased in bulk.
  • High carbon footprint.
  • Oil prices are volatile.
  • Requires an oil tank, which can be unsightly if it isn’t underground.
  • Oil deliveries can be delayed by human error or traffic issues.
  • Lower flow rate than other types of heating systems, meaning that it may take longer to heat your home.

Air Source Heat Pump cost

There are two types of air source heat pumps available, either a regular air source heat pump or a hybrid.

Air source heat pumps work as a stand alone unit, used as the sole means of heating your home. 

Hybrids give you the option to use either the air source heat pump, a combination of air source heat pump and boiler, or just your boiler. Hybrids will be installed with an intelligent system that will calculate the most efficient choice for you, based on the temperature outside, your current heating needs and the current cost of electricity.

If you are eligible for the Green Homes Grant then the government will pay up to £5,000 towards the cost of our renewable heating package. This means that you can have a brand new air source heat pump installed for just £2,500.

The air source heat pump running cost is much lower than the cost of running an oil boiler. Although electricity is more expensive than oil, air source heat pumps produce four times the energy that they consume. Therefore your energy goes much further. According to the Energy Saving Trust, you could save between £460 to £545 per year by replacing your oil boiler with an air source heat pump.

Another factor when considering air source heat pump vs oil boiler is the fact that air source heat pumps are renewable, and therefore significantly more environmentally friendly than oil boilers.

Disadvantages of air source heat pumps:

  • You must have enough room outside for them to be fitted, either on a wall or as a standing unit.
  • Air source heat pumps operate at quite a low level of heat, so you may need to get an extra heating element installed for when you need very hot water (for example, doing the washing up). 
  • You must ensure that your home is properly insulated for the air source heat pump to work at its best.

Air Source Heat Pump vs Oil Boiler costs

A side by side comparison of air source heat pump cost and oil boiler cost:

Oil Boiler Air Source Heat Pump
Installation £1,000 – £4,000 £2,500
Boiler/Pump £500 – £2,000 £0
Running cost (p/kWh) £0.481 £0.1085
Annual running cost for an average home (25,000 kW per year for oil, 5,814kWh for pump) £1,202 £879 (£1,011 if very hot water is needed)

Air Source Heat Pump vs Oil Boiler, so which is better?

In terms of cost, impact on the environment and convenience, we would recommend that an air source heat pump is a much better option than an oil boiler.

Not only is the carbon footprint much lower, the running costs are much less too.

If you act quickly you can make the most of the government Green Homes Grant and get your air source heat pump installed for just £2,500 as part of our renewable heating package. This makes the air source heat pump the winner by a mile!

Everything You Need To Know About Air Source Heat Pumps

An air source heat pump uses innovative technology that allows you to harness the air outside to heat your home. This means that not only can they save you money, but they are also completely renewable!

Read on to find out more about how air source heat pumps work, what kind of houses they can be fitted in, and how you can benefit from having an air source heat pump installed in your home. We’ll also tell you about a new government scheme that will allow you to get an air source heat pump installed at a fraction of the cost!

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What is an air source heat pump?

Air source heat pumps are a completely renewable way of heating your home. They work by converting heat in the air outside your home, into heat inside your home!

They’re at their best in mild temperatures, but advances in technology mean that they can even work well in locations with sub freezing temperatures. Plus, they’ll still save energy!

Air source heat pumps can be used in conjunction with an efficient gas compressor boiler. This is known as a hybrid heat pump. The hybrid heat pump knows automatically what combination of energy will be best at any time. For example, it knows whether it will be more efficient to heat your home using the air, a combination of the air and the boiler, or solely the boiler. It always chooses the cheapest and most efficient option.

How does an air source heat pump work?

An air source heat pump works by extracting heat from the air outside, and converting it into energy that is used to heat your home or your hot water. The pump does this by using a compressor and two sets of copper coils (one inside your home and one outside). It works almost in the same way as your fridge does, only the opposite way round.

When using a hybrid heat pump, the system chooses the most efficient way to heat your home based on the temperature outside, and the current cost of gas and electricity. It will always choose the method to heat your home which is the most efficient, and the cheapest.

For a great explanation of how hybrid heat pumps work, you can watch this video by Daikin.

How much does an air source heat pump cost?

When considering the cost of an air source heat pump, you need to think about two things. First, the cost of the pump itself along with the installation. Then you need to think about how much the energy needed to run the pump will cost.

Hassle Free Boilers are currently able to offer installation of Hybrid Heat Pumps in conjunction with the Government’s Green Homes Grant. This means that you could get your hybrid heat pump and a brand new intergas boiler installed for as little as £2,500. That’s the same cost as a new boiler!

Your air source heat pump runs on electricity, but because they are extracting renewable heat from the air outside the heat output is more than the electricity input.

Can an air source heat pump replace an oil boiler?

In many cases it is possible to heat your home entirely using an air source heat pump, so yes, you could use one to replace your oil boiler.

Air source heat pumps heat at quite a low level, so where very hot water is required (eg. for things like doing the washing up) you may need to get an additional electrical heating element installed.

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What type of home is an air source heat pump suited to?

Air Source Heat Pumps are usually either fitted to a wall or placed on the ground outside, so you will need to be sure that you have the space. If your home is a listed building you may need to get permission to have the pump installed.

It’s also worth noting that air source heat pumps are designed to heat consistently at a low level, so to be at maximum efficiency it’s important that your home is well insulated to keep the heat in.

What’s the difference between an air source heat pump and a hybrid?

The difference between an air source heat pump and a hybrid is that while an air source heat pump works as a standalone unit that is used to heat your home, the hybrid system also gives you the option of using a boiler or a combination of boiler and heat pump.

This is useful for times when factors like the temperature outside and the cost of electricity mean that to achieve the greatest level of efficiency, the pump could benefit from a little support from the boiler.

Benefits of an air source heat pump

The biggest benefit to getting an air source heat pump is that it will save you money. Air source heat pumps generate more renewable energy than it takes to run them, so you will be spending less on your energy bills. Not only this, but it means that you will be using less carbon, and doing your bit to save the planet. Find out even more ways of reducing your gas bills, in our handy guide.

Opting for a hybrid option is a great way to gain all the benefits of an air source heat pump, while still having a gas boiler as a back up. This means that you can be sure you are always heating your home in the cheapest and most efficient way.

Another reason to consider an air source heat pump is that the government has indicated that they are going to begin phasing out the installation of new gas boilers from 2025, in an effort to make the country more carbon neutral. It makes sense to opt for a lower carbon option for your home now, so that you can be prepared for this.

What is the cost saving of an Air Source Heat Pump?

According to the Energy Saving Trust you could save the following annual savings if you replaced your existing system with an Air Source heat pump:

  • Gas boiler = £400 to £465 saving when replaced
  • Oil boiler = £460 to £545 saving when replaced
  • Electric storage heaters = £800 to £990 saving when replaced
  • LPG boiler = £1,145 to £1,350 saving when replaced

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Get an air source heat pump under the Government Green Homes Grant

The Government Green Homes Grant scheme has been extended to March 2022, and air source heat pumps are listed as primary measures under the scheme.

If you are eligible for the scheme (check eligibility) the government will pay up to £5,000 towards the cost of our renewable heating package (or up to £10,000 if you’re on benefits). Our package includes:

  • A top of the range Intergas condensing boiler.
  • Outdoor Smart Unit which allows the hybrid system to turn the air into heat.
  • Daikin Comfort and Altherma controller to control your new system.
  • 10yr Government backed HIES warranty.

All you’ll need to pay is £2,500, which is the same as the cost of a new boiler! You can even pay this using interest free credit at £68p/m. Get your renewable heating package now.

How To Reduce Your Gas Bill In 8 Steps

With many of us working at home all day, it’s likely that we are switching on our heating more often to keep ourselves warm. Unfortunately, this means that a lot of us are likely to be looking at a gas bill that’s higher than average. This short guide will take you through how to reduce your gas bill and still keep warm!

There are small measures you can implement, such as insulation and draught proofing, which we’ll talk you through. We’ll also cover the more impactful measures you can take by utilizing new technologies like air source heat pumps, solar thermal, new boilers and smart thermostats. These cutting edge developments are probably the most effective way to reduce your bill, and your impact on the planet.

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1. Double glazing

This is a great way to reduce gas bills.

If you don’t already have double glazing, it’s almost certainly a worthwhile investment. A huge amount of heat can be lost through your windows, it’s estimated that installing double glazing can save the average household £110 per year!

Not only this, but double glazing will mean that your home is quieter and more peaceful, too.

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2. Insulation

Insulating your home is a really effective way to keep the heat in your home, in your home. By doing this your heating system won’t need to work as hard, and you will benefit from lower gas bills.

Most homes are relatively simple to insulate yourself using insulation material purchased from any DIY shop. If you have an older home it can be worth talking with a professional to help.

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3. Draught proofing

There’s really no excuse not to draught proof your home! You can buy draught proofing from Amazon or any DIY store, and it’s a job that takes minutes.

Use draught proofing to plug up any gaps around windows and doors, and you’ll soon be feeling cozier and saving money too!

This is a quick and easy way to reduce your gas bill.

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4. Smart meter

Smart meters are currently being rolled out by the government in a bid to help people save money.

This technology measure the amount of electricity or gas that you are using, and provide you with a display so that you can see how much you are spending at any one time. They are a great way for you to tell which of your appliances are eating up your energy, so that you can do something about it.

5. Smart thermostat

It’s estimated that the average household could save £80 per year just by turning their thermostat down by one degree, and £75 per year by installing a smart thermostat.

Smart thermostats allow you to do a few things. Firstly, they allow you to choose which rooms in the house to heat. This means that you are only using energy to heat the rooms that you are actually using. Secondly, they allow you to control your heating remotely through your mobile phone. This means that you can ensure you never come home to a cold house – bliss!

Finally, smart thermostats will learn over time exactly how long it takes to heat the different areas of your home. This allows you to set a time when you want your home to have reached a certain temperature.

If you want to get all of the benefits from a smart thermostat, you’ll need to ensure that you have a modern boiler installed that is compatible with smart technology.

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6. Will a new boiler reduce my gas bill?

Now we start talking about the truly effective ways to save yourself some money!

Upgrading your boiler to a new A+ rated boiler is not only estimated to save the average household a whopping £300 per year but it also helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Newer boilers are more efficient, and so don’t need to use as much energy to heat your home.

You’ll also get access to a lot of features that aren’t available on older boilers, such as a programmer, thermostatic radiator controls and individual room thermostats.

If you would like to upgrade your boiler, you can do so by taking advantage of our offer in conjunction with the Government Green Homes Grant. Read on to find out more!

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7. Can an Air Source Heat Pump help to reduce my gas bill?

Air Source Heat Pumps are a great way of making your home more efficient. They work by absorbing heat from the air outside, which is then used to heat your home and your hot water. When temperatures get as low as -15°, they still work! So they’re perfect for miserable British winters!

They need electricity to work, but it’s less energy than it produces and therefore are a great way of saving yourself some energy.

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8. Solar Thermal Panels can help reduce your gas bill

Solar thermal panels are panels that are installed on your roof for the purpose of using the energy from the sun to heat the water in your home. As they use the power of the sun, solar thermal panels are the most effective in the summer months, however they will still reduce your bills even in the winter.

Depending on the size of your home you can save up to £300 per year by installing Solar Thermal Panels.

Solar Thermal Panels are considered a primary measure under the terms of the Government’s Green Homes Grant, which means that you could get most of the cost of installation covered under the scheme. Plus, if you access the scheme through Hassle Free Boilers, we’ll even throw in a brand new Worcester Bosch boiler, for free!

How to lower your gas bill in winter

In the winter, the biggest use of gas is likely to be through your heating system. Therefore any changes you can make to conserve heat, and heat your home more efficiently, are going to be the most effective. This includes things like:

  • Upgrading your boiler
  • Investing in a smart thermostat
  • Insulation, double glazing and draught proofing
  • Investing in an air source heat pump

How to lower gas bill in summer

In the summer the biggest consumer of gas is likely to be hot water. To save money in the summer, you’ll want to look at heating your hot water more efficiently. Some ways you can do this are:

  • Upgrading your boiler
  • Investing in solar thermal panels

If you order your solar thermal heating solution from Hassle Free Boilers, we’ll include a free boiler and you can cover most of the cost under the Government’s Green Home Grant scheme.

This offer is only available from Hassle Free Boilers, and only for a limited time so why not see if you qualify today?

What Is The Real Cost Of Solar Thermal Panels?

What do solar thermal panels cost? You’ll find out in this article!

Solar thermal panels are an eco-friendly way of heating your hot water. They are not to be confused with solar panels, which is a different technology. 

The installation of solar thermal panels can vary in cost depending on where you get them from, and what type of boiler you have at home. 

At Hassle Free Boilers we’re dedicated to making it as simple as possible for you to evaluate the cost of having your solar thermal panels installed, so we’ll let you know all of the costs up front. 

In this article we’ll run through the costs with you, and give you some great information on how solar thermal panels can save you money.

First of all, what are solar thermal systems?

Solar thermal collectors, also known as solar thermal panels or solar water heating, collect heat by absorbing sunlight. They are usually installed on your roof where they are best able to collect heat. This heat is then used to heat hot water, which you can use in your home.

Not only will they help to make your home greener, solar thermal collectors are a great way to save money on your gas bill, too! They are also quite a low maintenance technology, which means that once they’re installed you can pretty much just leave them to it.

Check out our ultimate guide to solar thermal panels for more information.

Not to be confused with Solar Panels (PV)

For anyone looking into solar technology for their homes they should understand that solar thermal and solar panels (PV) are different technologies.

Despite the fact that they both use rooftop solar panels and are used to generate a form of power for your home, that is where the similarity ends.

Firstly, solar thermal collects sunlight and transforms it into heat. However, Solar panels (PV) transforms sunlight into electricity.

Secondly, solar thermal panels take up much less space on your roof. They are also more efficient and can collect up to 70% more heat from sun rays than solar PV.

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Solar thermal panels cost

Solar thermal panels cost £7,500 from Hassle Free Boilers. This is inclusive of the panel on the roof, all of the connections to your existing water system, all of the electrical systems, and a new hot water cylinder. Plus, we’re throwing in a free A-rated boiler too!

We include everything that you will need in this price so that you can easily see the cost, rather than having to go away and calculate a load of additional extras!

The installation of solar thermal panels is a significant investment, however we think that it is well worth it when you consider the savings you can make on your hot water bill. 

Plus, if you were to make use of the Government Green Homes Grant then you could get two thirds of the cost covered for you!

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How to save money with solar thermal panels

Now we get to the important part!

The first thing you need to know is that solar thermal panels actually work all year round, provided there is sunlight reaching the panel. Obviously, the panels can heat more water in the summer months, but in the winter they will still be contributing and helping you to save money on your water heating. Generally solar thermal panels will cover all of your hot water needs in the summer months.

The Energy Saving Trust has calculated that ‘typical savings from a well installed and properly used system are £60 per year when replacing gas heating, and £70 per year when using electric immersion heating.’ This is an average figure, and will vary from household to household.

You can save even more money by taking further measures like improving your insulation, which is also covered by the Government Green Homes Grant.

Save even more with the government green homes grant

The Government has recently announced that it is extending its Green Homes Grant until March 2022, which is great news if you’re thinking of getting solar thermal panels.

The cost of solar thermal panels can be claimed for under the scheme as a ‘primary measure’ meaning that you can claim back two thirds of the overall value. All you need to do is get a quote from us (which you can do below) and then apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher.

How can solar energy be used to heat water?

Solar thermal panels are filled with fluid which is heated by the sun. This fluid is then transferred into your home where it heats the water in your hot water tank. 

This technology is compatible with all boilers, however if you have a combi boiler you will need to get an additional hot water cylinder installed. These do take up some space, but they can be hidden away in your garage or in a loft.

In the summer months you should find that the panels meet all of your hot water needs and you don’t need to use your boiler at all! In the winter your boiler will probably need to come on as well because there are fewer daylight hours and the energy from the sun isn’t as strong. However, the panels will still be providing some hot water meaning that your boiler can be used less than it would have been.

Cost of solar thermal panels with Hassle Free Boilers

Thanks to the Green Homes Grant, if you take advantage of our Solar Thermal Heating Solution (worth £10,700) you can enjoy all the benefits of solar thermal panels, plus a free brand new Worcester Bosch boiler – for just £2,500

The solar thermal panels cost £7,500 in this exclusive package. The government will pay up to £5,000 towards the installation, or £10,000 if you’re on benefits or low income, meaning that there’s only £2,500 left to pay – in the first option.

If you receive benefits or are on a low income, there’s nothing extra to pay.

The package includes:

  • A brand new Solflex Solar Thermal System
  • A free brand new energy efficient Worcester Bosch boiler
  • Kingspan hot water cylinder
  • HIVE smart controllers
  • 10 year government backed HIES warranty

We’ll even spread the cost of the remaining £2,500 over three years, interest free (£68 per month). 

All you need to do is get a quote from us, and make sure you apply for your Green Homes Grant.

This offer is only available from Hassle Free Boilers.

The greener approach to heating your home

By taking advantage of our Solar Thermal Heating Solution you are not only saving yourself money, you are doing your bit to lower carbon emissions and save the planet.

For the same cost of a new boiler, you can instead take advantage of all the benefits of having a brand new solar thermal system installed, as well as the new boiler too!

If you want to save money with Solar Thermal panels, and bag a brand new boiler into the bargain too, then get in touch today!