You can save money by switching your oil boiler or electric heating to a more environmentally friendly and long-lasting heat source. But which heat source is best for your situation and how much can you actually save?

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Air-to-water heat pump

An air-to-water heat pump is a total heat source solution that can help you heat your home at a low cost. The heat pump is a popular heat source that provides both heating in the rooms of the house, as well as hot water in the bath and taps.

Why should you consider an air-to-water heat pump?

A heat pump is one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. The air-to-water heat pump is slightly less efficient than the ground source heat pump, but it is optimal for homeowners who do not have a large plot of land or who, for various reasons, do not want to dig in their garden.

It uses electricity when it produces heat for your radiators, underfloor heating and hot water.

How does an air-to-water heat pump work?

An air-to-water heat pump utilizes the heat energy in the air and can provide sufficient heat for your home all year round, even when there are freezing temperatures in the air. It consists of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit.

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Ground source heat pump

Geothermal heating is an inexpensive, climate-friendly and reliable way to heat your home and hot water that can be customized to your individual needs. However, it is also a relatively expensive heat source to install, as hoses need to be buried in the ground around the house.

How does a ground source heat pump work?

A ground source heat pump extracts energy from the ground, which is then converted into heat that can be used to heat both your home and domestic water. The ground source heat pump is the most expensive of the heat pumps, but also the most efficient.

What does a ground source heat pump require?

A geothermal system therefore often requires a minimum outdoor area. 300 m2 where hoses can be buried.

If your property isn’t big enough to install horizontal geothermal pipes, consider the option of vertical geothermal heating.

Air-to-air heat pump

An air-to-air heat pump can cover up to 70% of your heating consumption and is great for a holiday home or as a supplement to electricity, oil or natural gas in a year-round house.

The Danish Energy Agency has developed a savings calculator where, by simply entering your address, you get an estimate of how much you can save by replacing your current heat source with a greener alternative. Try it here.