Air Source Heat Pumps in Woodchurch

Air source heat pumps can be a great way to heat your home

What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a unit that extracts heat from the outside air by blowing air across a compressed refrigerant gas circuit. It takes heat from the air and multiplies it for use in your home. They can do this even in very cold temperatures, some even at minus 20 degrees.

Air source heat pumps can be a great way to generate heat for your home. They are much better for the environment, leaving less of an impact and no direct emissions as apposed to carbon producing Oil or Gas burning boilers, They are also extremely efficient to run generating around 3-4 kilowatts of heat per kilowatt of electricity used. we generally size the heat pump to be able to heat your house when the outside temperature drops down to as low as minus 8 degrees Celsius.

An Air Source Heat Pump is positioned outside of your house and works by sucking in the outside air, using a mechanism to harness it and increase its temperature and transfer it to your homes heat emitters.

Under floor heating is one of the most effective way to use this heat to warm your house but correctly sized radiators also work perfectly with a heat pump.



Is an air source heat pump suitable for my house?

Air source heat pumps can be suitable for most properties, you may need space for a hot water cylinder and a buffer but each installation is different.

They are not always suitable for all properties as they generally run on a lower flow temperature (typically40-50 degrees) so your system must be designed accordingly. This does not mean that you cannot have a heat pump in an old property. It is a case for working out room by room heat loss calculations and assessing your existing radiator and pipework sizing, we often find that the existing pipework size is adequate but sometimes we will need to upgrade your radiators or replace them with low temperature radiators.

As with all heating systems the higher the levels of insulation, draft proofing and double glazing that you have the more efficiently it will work and the less it will cost you to run.

What are the benefits of an Air Source Heat Pump?

Energy bills will generally be lower than a conventional Oil/Gas heating system.

If you replace a gas or an oil boiler with a heat pump you may be eligible for a £7500 grant towards the cost of installing your new heat pump through the governments (bus) boiler upgrade scheme.

The system is relatively simple to maintain through annual servicing.


Is an Air Source Heat Pump right for me?

Things to consider

One of the first things to consider when thinking about installing an Air Source Heat Pump is space. do you have enough space to install it. Although the unit itself is not too large they do require some space around them in order to draw in adequate air.  A nice sun-facing wall with plenty of space is ideal.

Is the property well insulated? Air Source Heat Pumps use lower temperatures over longer periods of time. Poor insulation / high heat loss properties can lead to you loosing much of the heat before it has had a chance to adequately heat your home.

Air Source Heat Pumps work better with Underfloor heating as opposed to traditional radiators due to the lower temperatures they operate at.




Frequently Asked Questions

With a correctly installed and designed air source heat pump you will have large savings as compared to a gas or oil boiler
Yes, we will install a special hot water cylinder which can be heated by the air source heat pump to provide all of your hot water needs
Yes an air sorce heat pump can replace a gas or oil fired combi boiler however you will need to either install a hot water cylinder or have electric point of use water heaters. This can cause complications if there is not space for a cylinder.
Yes if you are replacing an old gas or oil boiler you will be eligible for an air source heat pump you will be eligible for a £5000 grant from the government under the boiler upgrade (Bus) scheme
Yes, as MCS registered installers we take care of applying for and processing the grant on your behalf
Air source heat pump servicing is charged at £240 plus vat
About us

iB Heating is a local company that offers professional heating installation, repair and servicing in the domestic and commercial sector.

iB Heating was founded in 2004 by Ian Ballard. Having served a full apprenticeship and gained several years experience in the plumbing and heating sector including contracting for British Gas He decided to break the stereotype of the industry and to create a business that strives for perfection and truly values its customers.

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What our customers say...

I’m really delighted with your service , from original quotation through to the final job you carried out everything was excellent , friendly and professional.

If you need a boiler change, look no further. IB Heating are extremely helpful with so much knowledge about boilers. We needed to have our one changed and they were priced very reasonably, were clean and efficient. Highly recommended!

Sam Miles

Following a leak within our double-bunded oil tank, Ian supplied and fitted a new one within a week or so of our first contact with him. He is 100% reliable and a pleasure to deal with. The product he supplied is of much better quality than that which it replaced.

Janet Warren

They provide rapid professional service when we were without heat in a very cold spell this January. They were a friendly team and completed the installation of each new boiler in one day. We would be very happy to recommend iB heating.

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We have used IB Heating extensively over the last 6 years, and can honestly say that their service, professionalism, knowledge and quality of work is the best I have experienced. Ian and the team are always prompt and work tirelessly to ensure the job is completed comprehensively yet efficiently. They have installed a complete new boiler and pipe system in our house which has taken us from the 19th to 21st century! I couldn’t recommend them enough and will continue to use their services for all of our plumbing and oil needs. Thanks for all your work team! 👍

Tom Gardner

Had a complex underfloor heating system that wasn’t being controlled correctly and had not been able be resolved by others. Ian identified and designed a solution to make the system fully function. A very professional service with a quality solution. Highly recommend.

Andy Barwise

old tank. Great job, cheerful guys who worked through the lousy weather with no complaints. When we moved house a couple of months ago, we realised that the old steel oil tank there was also not long for this world and contacted IB Heating again. Ian provided a sensible quote and the new bunded oil tank was installed cleanly and efficiently. In both cases, the old oil tanks were carefully removed and taken away with any residual oil transferred to the new tanks. Overall, an excellent service and highly recommended.

Brent Stevens

They were quick to respond to my enquiry and followed up to do quite a difficult installation of a replacement oil tank that contained 4,000 litres. The work was carried out very quickly with practical issues solved with the minimum of fuss. I would certainly use them again.

Malcolm Williams

Just replaced our aged oil boiler with a new Grant. Great service fully COVID-19 safe.

Geoff Witham

Ian was a life saviour as we discovered a minor leak in our plastic oil tank. He came out late at night to pump out the oil which was stored safely and cleanly. He and his team re built a concrete base to meet current regulations and installed a new oil tank. I couldn't fault his service and professionalism from start to finish. A great guy to do business with and I would thoroughly recommend him.

Karen Stuart

Excellent value for perfect quality workmanship. I highly recommend this company.

Paul Maynard

Ian was recommended to me by a family member who had used him before. I can't fault IB Heating nor recommend them enough. Price was reasonable and they did a very neat and professional job. My wife is OCD and appreciated their tidiness. They gave clear instruction on how to use the system at handover. After a week or two the magnetic filter developed a leak. This was a manufacturing fault not as a result of the installation. IB came out the very same day and quickly resolved the issue without fuss. Great company and nice guys who I would definitely use again. Thank you !

Tim Dove

I contracted IB Heating on recommendation from a friend. What a great decision I made! Efficient and totally professional, the team of two worked really well together and there was absolutely no hassle. A complete boiler change and a new oil tank installation were completed in two days much to our delight. I would not hesitate to recommend IB Heating in the future. A job really well done._ Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Roger Parker

Natalie Cahill Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness I can not thank Ian and his team enough for their hard work and absolute persistence to getting our heating system transferred over to a fully pressurised system. We have had ongoing problems for around three years, with plumber after plumber being called in. iB Heating are professional, reliable, personable and go out of their way to ensure everything is working exactly as it should be. I won't be using anyone else going forward, they are fantastic.

New boiler installed, Ian and Gary powerflushed the whole system thoroughly even though it was an old system, others had refused to do this. Im very impressed with the service, Will definately be reccomending to my friends and family.

Paul Bramley

11 September 2016

Oil tank replacement and boiler service. Both carried out very quickly and efficiently by Ian and his team with no fuss or bother. Site left clean and tidy. Highly recommended.

Peter R

17 November 2020

Our Services

Air Source Heat Pumps

Expert heat pump system design and installation, Recc members, MCS Acreddited.

Gas boiler Installation & Replacement

Expert Gas Safe registered installation with 10 year guarantees on new gas boilers

Oil boiler installation & replacement

OFTEC registered oil boiler installers, Extended 7 year guarantees on Grant Vortex oil boilers.

Gas Boiler Servicing

We can service all makes and models of gas boilers

Full Central Heating System Installation

Full central heating system design & installation

Oil Boiler Repair

We carry a vast array of spare parts for oil boilers, We often fix the problem on the first visit

Gas Safety Inspections

Landlords gas safety inspections and CP12 certification

Oil Boiler Servicing

Oil boiler servicing

Power Flushing

Full central heating powerflushing using top of the range flushing equipment

Central Heating Repair

We have extensive knowledge when it comes to heating systems and a huge array of spare parts stocked to get your central heating repaired in no time

Oil Tank Installation & Replacement

Expert oil tank Installation and replacement

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Registered Address Chitcombe Manor, Chitcombe Rd, Broad Oak, Brede, East Sussex TN31 6EX