Heat pumps are highly efficient ways of heating your home or building which work in a couple of different ways. So, when your heating boiler needs replacing look into which one is best for you.
Heat pumps will save money in the long run, reduce emissions and you may be eligible for payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive.)
Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) absorb heat from the outside air to heat your home and hot water. They can still extract heat when air temperatures are as low as -15°C. Info on Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) is here.
Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) use pipes that are buried outside to extract heat from the ground. Info on Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) is here.
Potential emissions savings are dependent on what heating system is being replaced, but are significant in all cases. An averaged sized four bedroomed detached house can save between 2,150kg (compared to a new gas boiler) and an average of 10,500 kg (compared to coal) of emissions per year.