By 2025 new houses will not be able to install gas or oil fuelled boilers for heating. It is likely that electric heating will be the main technology used. Heat pump technology is one popular solution and this page will signpost you to the differences between air source and ground source technologies.
ASHP's can easily be added to many types of properties.
George Clarke demonstrates how one air source technology works - other manufacturer's are available!
Vaillant is another popular air source technology.
A user gives his opinion of whether they are good idea for Scotland - we are not too far from Scotland!!
GSHP's use the surrounding ground to extract heat and there are two options- either "slinkies" in a trench or boreholes.
How do they work and how do you install? Part 1
Part 2 - the conclusion of the installation.
How boreholes are used in a GSHP installation