How much does an air source heat pump cost on average?

If you’re considering installing an air source heat pump in your home, you may be wondering how much it will cost on average.

Air source heat pumps are a low-carbon, energy-efficient alternative for heating your home. This renewable heating solution can lower your energy bills, reduce carbon emissions, and heat your entire home. However, the question remains: what is the average cost of an air source heat pump?

In order to work out the average cost of an air source heat pump, it’s important to also consider the cost of installation. We’re going to break down the average cost of them in this guide.

What is the average cost of an air source heat pump?

Various factors can affect the pricing of air source heat pumps – whether you want a   commercial air source heat pump system or a domestic one in your home. The cost can vary significantly.

Ultimately, the cost of an air source heat pump hinges on the size you desire, the size of your building and whether or not your property is a new building. The cost can also be dependent on whether you need to replace or change the way heat is currently distributed throughout your home or property.

Installing an air source heat pump in your home is likely to cost between £7,000 and £13,000, according to the Energy Saving Trust (EST). This can differ depending on the brand you choose and the pump’s heat output. So, you could be paying around £10,000 to install an air source heat pump in your property – but as with any long-term investment, you might have to pay upfront costs and have running costs to keep in mind.

With HGM Mechanical, we can provide you with a free quote and the most competitive industry prices.

Cost of installing an air source heat pump

The size of the heat pump you require will depend on how much heating and hot water your home consumes, which then impacts how much it will cost to install. Installation costs can vary for different domestic and commercial properties. For example, the installation costs can differ between apartments, detached houses and terraced houses. It will likely be more expensive to install an air source heat pump in a detached house.

Air-to-water vs air-to-air

There are some options to consider when installing air-source heat pumps. The more expensive option is air-to-water, which averages £13,000 for supplies and installation, whereas the cost of supply and installation for air-to-air is about £3,000.

What are the running costs?

Your air source heat pump’s running expenses will be influenced by how it is installed and utilised in your home – will you need it just to heat radiators or for hot water and underfloor heating too?

The system you replace will also affect the amount of money you save on your energy bill each month. Rest assured that this type of heating solution will cost less to run than most home heating systems, like all boilers.