Although air-source heat pumps require electricity to power them they can provide considerable financial benefits to the user including:
Reduced heating bill – they are cheaper to operate than many direct fuel alternatives such as oil, storage heaters and biomass.
No fuel storage requirements (unlike LPG, Oil, Solid Fuel) – saving you space and preventing fuel theft.
Reduced maintenance costs – there are fewer working parts to go wrong than a traditional boiler and they do not require and annual gas safety check.
If powered by electricity generated from a renewable source (eg solar pv) they have very little negative impact on the environment.
ASHPs attract Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) funding and can therefore provide a very short return on investment.