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Heat Pump & Insulation Guide

Adding insulation to your Southwest home provides numerous advantages that make it a wise investment. Proper insulation regulates indoor temperatures, reducing energy costs associated with heating and cooling. It also lowers noise levels by absorbing sound and vibration.


Furthermore, insulation improves air quality by preventing condensation and controlling moisture. Ultimately, insulating your Southwest home creates a more comfortable living environment while saving you money. This proven method should be considered by any homeowner seeking to increase energy efficiency and reduce utility expenses. The rewards of insulation are plentiful, making it a practical upgrade that pays dividends for years to come.





Thermal insulation plays a crucial role in maximizing the efficiency and performance of heating and cooling equipment. With proper insulation, a home can better retain conditioned air, allowing the heat pump unit to work less to maintain desired indoor temperatures. At Neutral Energy Solutions Exeter, we recommend upgrading insulation levels when switching to a heat pump, as these systems rely heavily on minimizing heat transfer between the interior and exterior environments.


The energy performance of heat pumps is evaluated by calculating the ratio of heat delivered to electrical energy consumed, known as the coefficient of performance (COP). This performance metric is influenced by several factors, including the temperature difference between the heat source and destination. A greater temperature differential implies reduced efficiency and COP.


The right insulation helps prevent wasted energy due to heat gain or loss through surfaces like walls, ceilings, floors, ducts or pipes. Investing in insulation upgrades can be well worth the expense when installing a new heat pump. An energy-efficient building allows your heat pump system to operate at peak capacity.


At Neutral Energy Solutions Exeter, we will assess your property's energy consumption and understand your heat loss calculations; then, we'll find and recommend the perfect heat pump for your property.


As a Devon-based MCS heat pump installer, we can install heat pumps under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which homeowners can now receive £7,500 towards heat pump installations. However, if your home isn't well insulated, you would need a larger heat pump to manage the loss of heat, but this may affect your eligibility to apply to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. At Neutral Energy Solutions Exeter, we aim to make your building as energy-efficient as possible, but also to reduce your carbon footprint.


Please get in touch with our Exeter energy experts today!

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