Achieving a warmer and more eco-friendly home could be easier than you think. In fact, there are a number of ways to make your Daikin Altherma heat pump more affordable, so you can enjoy a positive change for years to come.
With Daikin’s high-performance technology, not only could you save hundreds on your heating bills every single year – you may be eligible for financial incentives to help you offset the cost of installation, too.
And it’s simple to find which government grants, financial incentives or cashback schemes are available to you.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is a UK Government initiative launched in Spring 2022 to encourage householders in England and Wales to switch to low-carbon heating systems in place of existing gas or oil heating.
The scheme offers up to £5,000 to assist with the upfront costs of upgrading to air source heat pumps. The BUS is part of a wider Heat and Buildings Strategy, which aims to change the way we heat our homes and help meet the UK’s net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.
Frequently asked questions
The BUS is open to people living in England and Wales. All existing domestic and non-domestic buildings are eligible, including custom builds. As with previous grant schemes, there will be a requirement for any basic energy efficiency measures to have been completed prior to the heat pump installation.
The BUS will only provide support to properties that do not have recommendations on their EPC for loft or cavity wall insulation to be installed. There are some limited circumstances where this requirement does not apply, such as where there are exemptions.
Grants of £5,000 will be available for air source heat pumps. The grants will be offered at a flat rate and will not vary by the capacity of the installation.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme includes:
- ASHPs (air source heat pumps
- GSHPs (ground source heat pumps), including water source heat pumps
- OR Biomass boilers where replacing fossil fuel heating systems
What are the eligibility requirements for the scheme?
- Biomass plants in urban regions and areas connected to the gas grid
- Biomass plant or heat pumps greater than 45kwth
- Process heating not permitted
- Social landlords not permitted