E.ON launches air source heat pumps to offer a sustainable home heating alternative

As part of its commitment to providing customers with smarter, sustainable solutions, E.ON has launched air source heat pumps for homeowners who currently rely on oil or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) to heat their homes.

"Air source heat pumps are an ideal solution for homeowners in more rural areas or who are off the gas grid and rely on oil or LPG.  By installing an air source heat pump in their property homeowners will get a renewable energy source, which offers reliability throughout the year and the convenience of not having to wait in for fuel refills"

- Nigel Dewbery, Head of Energy Efficiency at E.ON
 

Homeowners who choose the technology will benefit from a reliable energy source, as well as the convenience of not needing regular fuel deliveries or having a bulky oil or LPG tank taking up their garden space.

The cost of installing an air source heat pump is typically around £9,445 (inc. VAT) [1], the price you pay depends on your home and the work that needs to be carried out. However through Government support for more efficient heating and lower carbon technologies, homeowners could claim back up to £8,911 over a seven-year period [2].

Nigel Dewbery, Head of Energy Efficiency at E.ON, said: “Air source heat pumps are an ideal solution for homeowners in more rural areas or who are off the gas grid and rely on oil or LPG.

“According to the Energy Savings Trust, homeowners who currently fuel their homes with a G-rated oil boiler could potentially save up to £315 a year on their annual fuel bills by installing an air source heat pump. Those who fuel their homes with a G-rated LPG boiler could save up to £1,000[3].

“However no matter what the energy savings are, by installing an air source heat pump in your property you’ll get a renewable energy source, which offers reliability throughout the year and the convenience of not having to wait in for fuel refills.

“This is one of the many solutions offered by E.ON to help homeowners make their homes as energy efficient as possible. As well as a range of exciting technological solutions, like air source heat pumps, solar panels and domestic batteries, we also offer tips, tools and smart meters that can all help customers to better understand and manage their home energy use.”

Air source heat pumps use electricity to extract heat from the outside air, in the same way a refrigerator extracts heat to keep the inside cool. Heat from the air can be extracted even when temperatures are as low as -15° C and can be used to heat both the home and the hot water tank.

The installation of an air source heat pump usually takes up to three days and comes with a seven year manufacturer’s warranty to offer peace of mind to customers [4].

E.ON is currently installing the new technology in Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire and hopes to offer it more widely in early 2018.

Homeowners can visit eoninstall.com/heatpump to find out more information about air source heat pumps and how to register for a free, no obligation survey. Once they register their interest, E.ON will visit the applicant’s home carry out a free home assessment to check whether an air source heat pump would be the right option for their home and if so to discuss next steps.

Customers can also visit eonenergy.com/smart for information about E.ON’s smart meters and to see if they’re able to get one installed. If eligible, they can also book an appointment online.


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