5 important tips when you want to buy a heat pump

 

Time to get a heat pump? Then you are one of hundreds of thousands of Swedes who have realized that a heat pump is an investment that both reduces costs and increases the value of the house. Here you get five concrete tips before buying and installing your heat pump.

1. Analyze your energy needs

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Heat pump – always take in several quotes.

Go through your energy needs today, analyze how big your consumption is and what your big energy guzzlers are. You can often do this in consultation with the heat pump installers you request quotes from, they have experience of what is most important to think about for the dimensioning of your particular heat pump, and whether you should invest in, for example, rock, air or ground heating.

2. Receive several quotes for your heat pump

Always contact several experts on heat pumps, e.g. free via homeadvisor.com (you fill in your details and up to five different local companies will contact you with price proposals). Leverage their expertise in the field, they know most about geothermal / rock heating / air-water heating, and more.

3. Compare bids and match them against each other

Make sure to get several concrete suggestions and quotes and match them against each other.

  • Which installer gives the best impression?
  • Which price feels best?
  • Which suggested heat pump seems to suit you?

Ask a lot of questions and feel free to request contact information for the installer’s previous customers, most have such reference customers on hand. More about the price of heat pumps here.

4. Negotiate what is included

Negotiate with the heat pump installer you think feels best and “feel free to drop in” that you have talked to several installers. Installing a heat pump is never cheap, but a good dealer can lower the price slightly by comparing prices. If you have included different price information, you can also make sure to “bake in” more in your proposed price, instead of just pushing the price. Maybe a deeper borehole, a cheaper service agreement or a newer heat pump.

5. Write an agreement on the heat pump

Ask to get in writing what is included in the deal, and feel free to check the craftsman’s references and make sure they have an F-tax slip. Then just sit back and wait for the heat pump to help you save.

Important! Do not forget the tax deduction, which halves the labor cost of obtaining a heat pump. It is the craftsman who handles the deduction itself, be sure to ask if it is included in the quotes you receive. Through tax deduction , the cost of your heat pump is significantly reduced. You can get more about price and savings with a heat pump and tax deduction.

 

ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF AIR-WATER HEAT PUMP

Air-water heating has many advantages but also, especially compared to geothermal and geothermal, some disadvantages. Before deciding to get air-to-water heating, one should carefully consider the pros and cons. In this article, we thought we would address the various pros and cons of air-to-water heating so that you can more easily decide if air-to-water heating is for you.

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Advantages of air-water heating

The two biggest individual benefits of an air-to-water heat pump are the purely economic and environmental ones. An air-to-water heat pump will be able to account for between 40 and 60% of the house’s heating, and will do so in principle free of charge, and without the combustion of oil or the use of electricity coming from coal power and nuclear power or the like. This means that one’s “wear and tear” on the environment is greatly reduced, and that the price of keeping the house warm is drastically reduced.

But at the same time, both rock heat and geothermal heat have these advantages, even to a greater extent. However, air-to-water heating has two advantages over rock heating and geothermal heating. Both geothermal heat and geothermal heat require some work on one’s plot, which to varying degrees will damage it. In the case of geothermal heat, even land will be almost completely destroyed when the collector hose is buried. Rock heat is not as drastic, but it will also cause some damage.

The other advantage air-water heating has over rock and geothermal heat is that it is (usually) cheaper to install. Obtaining air-to-water heat can cost tens of thousands of kronor less than if you were to obtain geothermal heat or, especially, geothermal heat. Depending on how much heating needs you have, it may be that it is simply not worth it to get rock or geothermal heat, but it works just as well with the cheaper alternative air-water heating.

Disadvantages of air-water heating

There are also some disadvantages of air-to-water heating. Except then that the cost of acquiring it is so high that many hesitate (even if it pays off in the long run and is cheaper than rock and geothermal heat). This initial cost is in many ways the biggest disadvantage of air-to-water heating in that it prevents many who would otherwise be interested from acquiring it. But there are also some other disadvantages.

An air-to-water heat pump works by a fan (outdoors) sucking in air that heats the pump’s coolant. Of course, this fan is not completely silent and the noise it generates can be perceived by some as disturbing. However, the noise level in question is usually not very high; some pumps are also quieter than others. However, it is a factor that should be taken into consideration.

Another disadvantage of air-to-water heating is that its efficiency drops drastically when it gets cold, which means that it has to switch to conventional heating. Rock and soil heat do not have this problem. Seen on an annual basis, this means that air-to-water heating is not as efficient as geothermal and rock heating. An air-to-water heat pump can account for between 40 and 60% of a house’s heating needs, while geothermal and rock heat can handle 70 to 85%, or even more.

Something that can be a disadvantage of air-to-water heating is that a water-based heating system is required in the house to be able to install it. If you do not have it, you will have to change to one, which costs a lot. When switching to a water-based heating system, we want to recommend underfloor heating, as it is significantly more efficient than radiators in that the heat is evenly distributed and does not just come from a single point in the room.

 

WHAT DOES AIR-WATER COST HEAT PUMP?

In short, you could say that air-to-water heat pumps are free, even that you get money to install one, through the reduced heating costs that result from installing one. But that is probably not an answer that most people are happy with. The start-up cost, the cost of pump and installation is quite high, which is also the reason why more homeowners do not install air-water heating (or rock heating, or geothermal heating). How much it costs to get air-to-water heating depends on how much power is required, which in turn depends partly on the location of the house, and partly on how large it is. The further north and the larger the house, the more expensive it will be.

The cost of the pump

The largest individual cost is the cost of the heat pump. In the absolute best case, you can get away with a really cheap pump for almost as little as $ 3,000, but then the conditions should be optimal – a house in southern Sweden that is not so badly large and thus does not have a particularly large need for heating. More realistic is that you will have to pay 4.5 – 6,000 US dollar for the pump and if you have a great need for heating, it can cost as much as $9,000 kronor. An air-to-water heat pump will then last for around 20 years before it has to be replaced, so seen on an annual basis, the cost of it is actually not particularly high.

The cost of installation

The cost of installing the air-to-water heat pump is significantly lower than the cost of the pump itself, but will still land at $ 2,000 – 4,000. Installing a heat pump on your own is not recommended, as it is a very complicated process, with many things going wrong. However, the cost of installing an air-to-water heat pump is deductible via the root deduction, which means that you can deduct 30 of the installation cost. This means that the cost of installing air-to-water heating in practice lands at $ 1.4 – 2.800. However, before installation, make sure you have enough root deductions left to utilize for the year; the maximum limit is now $ 5,000 per person and year.

That’s how much you save

The savings you make with an air-to-water heat pump compared to conventional heating depends on how often it has to switch to other heating methods because it is not strong enough to do its job. The air-to-water heat pump will normally be able to cover between 40 and 60% of the house’s heating needs, which is thus also as much as it will save on heating costs. In general, you can say that you as a homeowner will save between $1,000 and $2,000  per year by installing an air-to-water heat pump.

 

HEAT PUMP A BIG DECISION

Changing heating systems is a big decision – this is what you need to keep in mind.
Living in a villa can be costly for several reasons, but one of the major annual expenses is of course the heating of the home. If you move into a house, you usually use the existing system, at least for a start. It is expensive to change heating systems, at the same time there is a lot you need to learn and know to be able to make a smart choice. If you live in a villa with direct-acting electricity, you can earn an incredible amount by switching to an air source heat pump instead. But to know if it’s a good deal or not, you need to look at things more carefully. Start with these points:

  • Does your home have a water-borne heating system?
  • How big is the home?
  • Will the family grow?
  • Where in U.S.A do you live?

In order for it to be profitable to invest and find a good air source heat pump price, you need to carefully review what the existing heating cost ends up at annually. Then you can start calculating what the total cost of installation and assembly will end up being. The third thing you need to calculate is how much the operating cost will be with the new system compared to your current one. Then you can quite clearly see if it is a profitable business or not.

Nibe, Panasonic or Mitsubishi?

When it comes to air source heat pump price, it is very difficult to answer which brand will be most profitable for you. The reason is that the prices vary a lot depending on which brand it is, how big the heat pump is and what features it has. Three major players in the market are Nibe, Panasonic and Mitsubishi. But which brand is best? It is difficult to choose a big winner because Nibe may be more suitable for one home while Mitsubishi is better suited for another. To be able to compare air source heat pump price from the different brands in a better way, it is important to check out tests. New tests are constantly being made on heat pumps, especially from these giants to brands.

Five things to keep in mind to facilitate the choice:

  1. The air heat pump must be adapted to our Nordic climate.
  2. The pump usually works most efficiently together with electric radiators.
  3. Decisive things that affect the price include housing size, climate and the insulation of the home.
  4. For those of you with an open floor plan, an air heat pump is usually extra efficient.
  5. You can often recoup the investment cost within a couple of years.

Air source heat pump price – a wide range

The prices for a new air source heat pump can vary incredibly much, but you can reduce the price a bit on the total by using the ROT deduction. Keep in mind, however, that you cannot use the ROT deduction for material costs, only for the labor cost. There may also be unexpected costs when switching to air heating, such as the waterborne system (if you do not already have one). This cost can be quite high but can still be profitable over time.

Comparing is the best way to see if you can make bigger savings on switching heating systems. You can get help with this by requesting quotes and calculations that are adapted to the conditions of your home.