Electrification of Heat: Heat Pump User Guides

The Electrification of Heat (EoH) demonstration project aims to better understand the technical and practical feasibility of a large-scale rollout of heat pumps into existing British homes.

Hundreds of households across the country – from 50s terraces to new builds – took part, and had different types of heat pumps installed as part of the trial.

Many were experiencing using a heat pump for the first time (you can read their reflections in our case studies), so needed a helping hand getting the most out of their new heating system.

We’ve produced a series of guides to explain the different types of heat pumps on the market and how they work. Whether you are part of the trial or just interested to learn more about the technology, check out our guides for expert insight into heat pumps.

Our Heat Pump Guides

Low Temperature Air Source Heat Pump

The most common type of heat pump. It absorbs heat from the outside air and supplies it to your home at around 40°C.

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High Temperature Air Source Heat Pump

Absorbs heat from the outside air and supplies it to your home at a similar temperature to your current boiler.

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Ground Source Heat Pump

Absorbs heat from the ground using a pipe which is buried in your garden, and turns it into useful heat for your home.

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Hybrid Heat Pump

More common in homes which need more heat to reach a comfortable temperature, it combines an air source heat pump with another type of heating system such as a gas boiler.

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Heat Pump Check Tool

Wondering if a heat pump is the right choice for you? The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) recently launched a new service to check if a heat pump could be suitable for your home.

Designed by Energy Systems Catapult and Oxford Computer Consultants, the tool aims to help people make more informed choices about the suitability of their home for a heat pump.

It features information about the different types of heat pumps, their costs and carbon emission savings, and advice about what changes might be needed to make a home suitable for a heat pump.

Check if a heat pump could be suitable for your home

Find out if a heat pump could be a suitable choice of central heating system for your home.

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Electrification of Heat project

Reports, statistics and case studies helping to overcome barriers to deployment and demonstrating the feasibility of a large-scale roll-out of heat pumps.

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