ASHP’s and UFH the popoular choice for self builders

Air source heat pumps (ASHP) and underfloor heating are two popular options for self-builders looking to create a comfortable and energy-efficient home. Both systems offer a range of benefits that can help save money and reduce the environmental impact of the home.

Air source heat pumps (ASHP) are a renewable heating solution that use the outside air to heat a building. They work by extracting heat from the air and transferring it to the home, even in temperatures as low as -20°C. ASHPs are highly efficient and can provide significant savings on heating costs compared to traditional fossil fuel-based heating systems. They also emit zero carbon emissions, making them an environmentally friendly option. In addition, the installation of an ASHP is relatively simple.

Underfloor heating is another popular option for self-builders. It is a type of radiant heating that works by warming the floor, which in turn warms the air in the room. This creates a comfortable and consistent heat throughout the home, without the need for radiators or other heating elements. Underfloor heating systems can be powered by a variety of energy sources, including electricity, gas, or a heat pump. They are also highly efficient and can help reduce energy costs.

Self-builders have the opportunity to use a variety of renewable energy sources and energy efficient systems, such as air source heat pumps and underfloor heating, when building a new home. Both can offer significant cost savings and environmental benefits, while providing comfortable and consistent heating throughout the home.

James Eades

By: James Eades

Operations Director, James Eades is EnergyMyWay's in-house expert on renewable energy policy, microgeneration technologies and best practice in the renewable energy industry.