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Heat pump installation in Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Shropshire

Heat pumps are heating appliances that heat homes and hot water. Unlike a gas or oil boiler, which burn fuel and produce CO2 and other emissions, heat pumps are powered by electricity to extract thermal energy from the air or the ground. As the UK increases renewable energy feeding into the power grid, homes with heat pumps will positively contribute towards our national net-zero effort.

How much does an air-source heat pump system cost to install in Shrewsbury, Oswestry or the surrounding area?

Good news! The cost of heat pump installation is greatly reduced by the government's Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which knocks up to £5,000 off your bill via a grant. Some popular options are below.

How does the governments up to £5,000 Boiler Upgrade Scheme work?


Check you are eligible for the government grant (see more here):

  • You must own the property you’re applying for (including if it’s a business, a second home, or a property you rent out to tenants).

  • You must have installed (or plan to install) your new heating system on or after 1 April 2022.

  • You must be replacing fossil fuel heating systems (such as oil, gas or electric).

  • Your property must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation.

  • You cannot get a grant for: most new build properties, social housing or a property that’s already been given government funding or support for a heat pump or biomass boiler.


Your installer will do the rest and the grant will be knocked off your bill:


Step 1 - Contact suitable MCS certified installers to get quotes for the work.


Step 2 – Your installer will confirm you’re eligible.


Step 3 - Agree a quote with your chosen installer.


Step 4 - The installer will apply on your behalf on the Ofgem website and then take the value of the grant off the amount you pay for installation.

What are the running costs of an air-source heat pump?

Heat pumps reduce your gas or oil energy bill but will normally increase your electricity bill. Therefore, the running cost of a heat pump is directly related to how much you pay per unit of electricity, versus gas or oil. The monthly running costs of a heat pump are also dependent on how well insulated your property is.

Well insulated property

In a well-insulated property, with loft and cavity insulation, effective double glazing and good draft prevention a heat pump will likely work well in your home, and some homes save £hundreds on their annual energy bill.

Save £100s each year 

Poorly insultated property

In a poorly insulated property, with single-pane windows or poor draft prevention a heat pump might not be right for you. If you install one, it might cost you up to 40% more each month than a gas or oil boiler.

Increase bills by up to 40%

Harding Heating has researched the UK’s adoption of heat pumps and we believe the findings are fascinating. Find our more here.


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