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Heat Pumps vs Gas Boilers

To keep your house nice and warm, especially during those cold winter months, it is necessary to have a heating system in place. However, what isn’t necessary is the carbon emissions that typically result from heating your home. Gas boilers are a common method of providing heating and while they are effective, they are also harmful to the environment. Fortunately, there is an eco-friendly alternative in the form of heat pumps.
Of course, each type of heating solution comes with its own unique pros and cons and it is important to consider each one carefully before making your decision. Although, if lessening your impact on the environment as well as lowering your personal energy costs sounds appealing to you then a heat pump may be the perfect solution for your property.
In comparison to a standard gas boiler, the installation process for a heat pump is a little less straightforward and the upfront costs are likely to be higher. But these additional costs are easily offset by the savings on the overall use and maintenance of heat pumps. As heat pumps utilise heat from the environment, which is converted into heat for your home, they use less artificial heat and more natural heat, meaning your heating costs will be lower and your heating will have less impact on the environment.
By choosing a heat pump, you will also benefit from their much longer lifespan. A typical gas boiler that is properly maintained is expected to last about 10-15 years. Heat pumps on the other hand are generally expected to continue performing for up to 30 years, giving you twice as much time before having to worry about a replacement.
You have to choose the correct solution for you and your home and there are a lot of different elements to consider. However, if your choice is between a heat pump or a gas boiler, it is undeniable that in the long term a heat pump delivers benefits to both your bank balance and the environment.
Get in touch with our team today to learn more about heat pumps and how they can offer the perfect heating solution for your home or business property.
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