Table of contents
Table of contents
Heat pumps (HPs) are heating systems that are becoming increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency and their ability to reduce CO2 emissions. However, many consumers, including perhaps yourself, have questions about the price of a heat pump, as well as its installation and maintenance costs, and the energy savings it can provide. Let's take a closer look.
What is the price of a heat pump?
The price of a heat pump varies depending on several factors, typically including the type of heat pump, the materials used, maintenance costs, and installation expenses.
Here's an overview of the price of a heat pump (excluding installation) based on its type:
- Air-to-air heat pump: This type of heat pump captures heat from the outside air to heat the interior air. The average price of an air-to-air heat pump typically ranges from €1,500 to €5,000, depending on its power and features. For a house fully equipped with a multi-split system, the costs can reach between €10,000 and €15,000. The price range of €1,500 to €5,000 generally covers the main living area but does not include other rooms.
- Air-to-water heat pump: These systems use outside air to heat the water used for central heating and domestic hot water production. The average price of an air-to-water heat pump falls between €7,000 and €13,000, depending on the system's size and installation complexity.
- Geothermal heat pump: Geothermal heat pumps use the thermal energy of the ground to heat or cool a building. Due to the complexity of installation, geothermal heat pumps typically have a higher average price, ranging between €10,000 and €15,000.
What is the cost of installing a heat pump?
The installation cost of a heat pump depends on several factors, including the complexity of the installation, the system's size, any necessary preparatory work (especially in the case of a geothermal heat pump), and the geographic region in which you are located.
In general, the installation cost of a heat pump typically accounts for approximately 30% of the total equipment price
How much should you budget for heat pump maintenance?
Regular maintenance of a heat pump by a professional is essential to ensure its proper operation and longevity. Maintenance costs can vary depending on the type of heat pump and the maintenance contracts offered by your heating technician.
On average, the annual cost of heat pump maintenance ranges from €150 to €300. It is recommended to subscribe to an annual maintenance contract to ensure optimal performance of your heat pump and, as a result, extend its lifespan.
Installation grants: what are the amounts?
The amounts of grants can vary depending on government policies. In France, there are various aids, including the MaPrimeRénov' program, which provides subsidies for energy renovation work, including the installation of heat pumps.
The amounts of this grant vary based on income and housing characteristics.
There are also other financial aids, such as CEE (Energy Saving Certificates) offered through energy supply companies for energy-saving work, provided they are carried out by a recognized environmental guarantee professional (RGE).
Consult the relevant organizations to find out the amounts and eligibility criteria for installation grants for heat pumps.
It's worth noting that some departments and regions also offer attractive subsidies to finance the installation of eco-friendly heating equipment
Is a heat pump cost-effective?
The answer is yes! Heat pumps are considered a cost-effective heating solution in the long term. While they require a higher initial investment than other heating systems, they offer significant savings on energy bills in the long run.
As mentioned earlier, heat pumps use renewable energy from the air, ground, or water, making them more efficient and cost-effective to operate than traditional heating systems.
intuis offers a range of AIR/WATER heat pumps that provide both heating, cooling, and domestic hot water (DHW) services – this is the triple service. intuis AIR/WATER heat pumps, therefore, make it easier to save on these three aspects, considering compatible emitters for heating and cooling production.
Important note: A heat pump is cost-effective over the long term, but it's essential to take into account potential variations related to factors like combined insulation work, installation costs, and consumption.
Does a heat pump consume a lot of electricity?
Heat pumps use electricity to power a compressor and a circulation system, but they produce more thermal energy than they consume. Their efficiency is measured by the Coefficient of Performance (COP), which indicates the amount of thermal energy produced in relation to the electrical energy consumed.
In general, modern heat pumps have a high COP, which means they are very energy-efficient. However, it's important to note that electrical consumption can vary depending on weather conditions, system sizing, and usage settings.
It is advisable to choose a heat pump with a high COP and adjust the settings correctly to optimize its energy efficiency.
Good to know: The COP is an important indicator, but it's also essential to look at the Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP), which provides a better view of performance over time.
Although the COP decreases as temperatures become lower, intuis heat pumps can maintain thermodynamic operation even at temperatures as low as -20°C. To maintain the desired comfort, they may require additional heating support, such as a boiler or resistance, but they remain a more economical solution than some other systems.