How Long Does an Air Source Heat Pump Last in the UK?

Making the Switch: Understanding the Lifespan of Air Source Heat Pumps

We talk to many people who are thinking about switching to a greener home heating system and one of the first questions they ask is “How long does an air source heat pump last?” It is, of course, only natural to want to know how long your new source of heat is going to last as it represents a substantial investment as far as most homeowners are concerned. Today, we are not only going to answer this question for you, we are also going to look at ways in which you can extend the usable service life of your new air source heat pump.

How Long Does an Air Source Heat Pump Last in the Uk

Benefits of using a Heat Pump

Here are some of the many advantages of using an air source heat pump.

Provides heating and hot water for your home

Perfect for properties that have limited outside space

One of the lowest investment costs for heat pumps

Small and compact

Suitable for a range of properties

Quiet during operation

Compatible with radiators and underfloor heating

Suitable for modern low energy or well-insulated properties

Possible to benefit from Government incentives and grants

Minimal ongoing maintenance

No fuel deliveries or fuel stored onsite

Works in cold outside temperatures

How Long Does an Air Source Heat Pump Last

How Long Does an Air Source Heat Pump Last in the United Kingdom?

Under reasonable conditions, the latest air source heat pumps can be expected to last for around 20-25 years when installed by professionals in the UK. Even if a pump is not particularly well maintained and consequently has a somewhat harder life than is usual, it will probably still run well for 10-15 years (with a little luck).

What You Can Do to Maximise the Service Life of Your New Air Source Heat Pump

If you would like to ensure you get the maximum service life from your new pump, we recommend paying close attention to the following:

  • Maintenance – Regular servicing by a qualified engineer will help to ensure that your new pump continues to run smoothly for many years to come.
  • Cleaning – Cleaning your air source heat pump filters once a month or so is a simple task you can do yourself and will almost certainly help to extend the pump’s service life.
  • Visual Inspections – Take a couple of minutes to look over your pump every now and then and you will be able to address any minor issues before they have a chance to cause any real damage.

If you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines with regard to all of the above, you could get a quarter of a century or more of heating from your new pump. For more information on air source heat pumps, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How Long Does an Air Heat Pump Last in the Uk

Environmental benefits

Here are some environmental benefits of using an air source heat pump.

Require little maintenance

Energy efficient

Generates less CO2

Cheaper to run

Our simple 4 step process

Complete form

Complete our quote form to find out if an air source heat pump is right for you, and to get an estimated install cost.

Final quote

Schedule a call with our team to finalise the costings and incentives, and to answer any questions you may have.

Site visit

We will arrange a convenient day and time to carry out a site visit to check heat loss calculation and installation process.


We carry out the installation of your new air source heat pump and the system is commissioned; you start saving!

How Long Does an Air Source Heat Pump Last in the United Kingdom

How Can I Get Started?

Discovering the benefits of air source heat pump installation is simple. Contact the experts at Air To Heat by dialing 0208 936 7639. Our team is eager to provide detailed information, answer any queries, and alleviate any concerns you may have regarding the seamless installation of an air source heat pump in your home.

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