Air Source Heat
Pump Scotland

Envirohomes Renewables lead the way in heat pump installation in Scotland.

With a strong local reputation backed by online reviews, Envirohomes have successfully installed hundreds of air source heat pumps in Scotland. Envirohomes is committed to helping Scottish homes become more energy efficient, lower household energy bills, and help Scotland reach its Net Zero goal.

Envirohomes Renewables has secured all the major industry accreditations, including: 

  • Qualitymark Protection
  • Gas Safe Register
  • PAS 2030 Certification
  • Elmhurst Energy Assessment Accreditation

You can therefore rest assured that you will be working with the most experienced and qualified heat pump installers in Scotland. Envirohomes Renewables specialises in providing fully funded ECO 4 grants for households on low incomes and benefits.

For Air Source Heat Pumps Scotland

Scotland’s commitment to a greener future is shown in its support for energy-efficient heating systems. The Scottish Government, in collaboration with the UK government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, has rolled out grants specifically for air source heat pumps.

These grants mainly target disadvantaged households, aiming to replace less efficient heating systems with state-of-the-art air source heat technology.

Eligibility for these grants depends on several factors. Properties in rural areas, especially those with outdated heating systems like oil and LPG or electric heating, are prioritised. Additionally, households claiming certain benefits, like Working Tax Credits or Universal Credit, stand a higher chance of securing these grants.

The beauty of these grants lies in their comprehensive coverage. In addition to funding the installation, they also ensure properties meet the necessary insulation requirements. This approach ensures homes are not only equipped with a top-tier, energy-efficient heating system but are also optimized for energy retention.

Do I Qualify For A Heat Pump Grant In Scotland?

Securing a heat pump grant in Scotland is dependent on specific criteria. These criteria ensure that the grants target households most in need, in turn promoting energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions in the most impactful manner. Here are the main criteria:

Location and type of property

• Rural Focus: The grant mainly targets rural properties, as they often face challenges accessing efficient heating solutions, making them a priority.

• Property Construction: Properties made out of stone that previously couldn't benefit from cavity wall insulation are given special attention.

Existing heating system

• Outdated Systems: Homes with older, less efficient systems like LPG central heating, oil, or non-condensing gas boilers that are over 20 years old are prioritised. Transitioning these homes to newer technology can drastically improve energy efficiency.

Benefit claims

• Supporting Vulnerable Households: A member of the household must be claiming certain benefits. This ensures support reaches low-income households, so the energy bills for those most in need are reduced. Some of the eligible benefits include:
• Working Tax Credits • Child Tax Credits • Universal Credit • Income support • Income-based JSA or ESA • Pensions Credit (Guarantee or Savings Credit) • Housing Benefit

Insulation requirements

• Optimal Energy Retention: Before the installation of the heat pump, properties must meet specific insulation standards. Proper insulation ensures that the warmth generated by the heat pump is retained, maximising energy efficiency.

How Does The Grant Process Work?

Thankfully, getting through the grant process for free heat pumps in Scotland is straightforward and designed to ensure households can easily access the benefits of energy-efficient heating.



Initial Inquiry

Begin by expressing interest in the renewable heat incentive by contacting Envirohomes Renewables.


Eligibility Assessment

Before you can access heat pump grants, a thorough review of your household's eligibility is conducted. This includes checking the property type, location, current heating system, and any benefits claimed.


Insulation Check

Proper insulation is vital for ensuring the efficiency of these pumps. An accredited energy efficiency surveyor will assess your property to ensure it meets the required insulation standards.


Heat Pump Survey

Once insulation is confirmed, a heating engineer will evaluate how suitable your home is for a heat pump. This includes checking existing pipework, radiators, and other relevant components.


Grant Approval

After successful surveys, the heat pump grant is approved. This covers a significant portion, if not all, of the installation costs.



With the grant secured, the new heat pump is installed, transforming your home's heating system into an energy-efficient marvel.

How Do I Apply For A Heat Pump Grant?

The actual application process for a free heat pump grant in Scotland is also relatively streamlined and user-friendly. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the application:

Remember that while the process is straightforward, it’s essential to be thorough and accurate. This often means ensuring you have all the required documents readied before applying.

What Are The Advantages Of An Air-Source Heat Pump?


Yes, they can work with radiators. However, if you’re planning on making a heat pump installation, note that for optimal energy efficiency, larger, low-temperature radiators are recommended. These radiators maximise the heat energy from the pump, ensuring a warm and comfortable home environment.

This means there’s a possibility that an existing radiator won’t do. In any case, a heat pump engineer will be able to determine and communicate this before the heat pump installation.

Yes, because Scotland has a varied climate, heat pumps can offer very energy-efficient heating, particularly in comparison to when Scottish homes use ground source heat pumps. They harness air in the surrounding environment, which helps to save you lots of money while reducing carbon emissions.

Given Scotland’s push for renewable energy, the free heat pumps being offered are a sustainable choice that aligns well with energy efficiency initiatives and reducing our carbon footprint.

Yes, through Scottish Government initiatives and the Energy Company Obligation scheme, eligible households can secure free air source heat pump grants. The aim of these grants is to promote energy-efficient heating systems, in turn helping reduce energy bills and carbon emissions in Scottish homes.

Cost will always vary but typically, an air source heat pump ranges from £13,000 and £20,000 in Scotland. However, with heat pump grants and energy efficiency measures, many households can significantly reduce or even eliminate these costs, making the installation much more accessible. In many cases, households are also getting free heat pumps.

Generally, air source heat pumps fall under ‘permitted development’ in Scotland, meaning planning permission isn’t usually required. Permitted development rights exist for domestic air source heat pumps where they are positioned 100m from the nearest neighbour’s curtilage.

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