Initial costs of installation can be anywhere between £6,000 to £10,000, depending on the type and size of the product.

Running costs for an air pump vary just as much, with it all coming down to how well insulated your home is. Another factor is the size of your property.

Your monthly and annual fuel bills will also differ, depending on what fuel you were previously using to heat your home. You’ll also need to take into account how much electricity you need to power the heat pump.

The efficiency of your old heating system will also play a part when calculating fuel savings. If you were running a lower efficiency system previously, you’ll certainly save more with an air heat pump.

If your home has underfloor heating, this will provide greater energy efficiency than radiators because of the lower temperature of heat produced. However, if underfloor heating is not possible, then try and have larger radiators installed. An installer will be able to recommend an optimal set-up.

To save even more money on heating your home, consider having a solar hot water system installed as well. In the summer particularly, these systems are a great way to provide environmentally friendly hot water.