A hybrid heat pump: what is the cost-recovery period?

The cost-recovery period with a hybrid heat pump strongly depends on your personal situation. The hybrid heat pump is gaining popularity, and fortunately, many homes are suitable for switching to this sustainable form of heating.

A hybrid heat pump works together with your central heating boiler. So you use much less gas, but when needed, you can produce heat with the central heating boiler.

This makes the hybrid heat pump a sustainable and economical alternative to your central heating boiler. Read here what a hybrid heat pump costs, what the cost-recovery period is, and what you must consider when buying a hybrid heat pump.

What does a hybrid heat pump cost?

The purchase costs depend on various factors but average between €7,000 and €10,000. That sounds like a hefty amount, but in most cases, you will earn this back in 8 to 12 years because you will save heavily on gas costs.

So it definitely pays to invest in this. The costs depend on your living space: how big is the room that needs to be heated, and how much power does the heat pump need?

In addition, not every central heating boiler is suitable for working with a hybrid heat pump. When purchasing a new boiler, you spend an average of € 2,500 to € 3,000 extra.

Fortunately, some factors make the purchase cheaper: until 2030, you can use the ISDE subsidy. Depending on several factors, you will receive a subsidy to make your home more sustainable.

Calculate the cost-recovery period hybrid heat pump

The investment for a heat pump is not small, but the chance you will earn it back is very high. You use much less gas than if you use your central heating boiler; in some cases, you even use almost no gas.

Although the power consumption of the heat pump is higher, the costs are lower. When you have earned back the investment, the calculation is not the same for everyone.

In addition to the savings, because you use less gas, the value of your home also increases when you have a hybrid heat pump installed.

The power consumption of a heat pump varies greatly per brand and is also related to the surface area of your home. In addition, the degree of insulation also plays a major role in the cost-recovery period of a hybrid heat pump. Feel free to contact us to discover the possibilities for your home!

Buying a hybrid heat pump: you want to take this into account!

When you want to purchase a heat pump, it is good to consider several things. The insulation of your home is number one. Recouping your investment in a poorly insulated house is difficult (and sometimes impossible). A heat pump can do its job most efficiently with double glazing and good floor, roof, and cavity wall insulation.

If your home’s insulation is not yet optimal, it is undoubtedly advisable to first insulate it. You can switch to a hybrid heat pump later and earn it back with the savings.

In addition, you must have space at your central heating boiler and outside for the outdoor unit. In addition to the space for your central heating boiler, you need extra space inside, preferably in the attic or a place where you are not bothered by the possible noise of the heat pump.

When the conditions are ideal, the cost-recovery period is shorter with a hybrid heat pump. Count on a cost-recovery period between 8 and 12 years.

Frequently asked questions about the hybrid heat pump cost-recovery period:

How many years of heat pump cost-recovery period?

The cost-recovery period of a heat pump strongly depends on each situation. A heat pump is immediately much less profitable with a poorly insulated house. If your home is ideal for a heat pump on all fronts, you can earn it back within 8 to 12 years.

How profitable is a hybrid heat pump?

The savings of a hybrid heat pump depending on your gas consumption. Do you use little gas? Then you will not save much with a hybrid heat pump and will not quickly recoup it. When your gas consumption is high, you quickly save a lot with a hybrid heat pump.

What are the disadvantages of a hybrid heat pump?

There are several disadvantages to the hybrid heat pump. There is the space: this heat pump needs more space than just a central heating boiler, both in the house and outside. You must also have space outside for the outdoor unit.

Of course, there is also power consumption, which means that a heat pump still costs consumption.

In a poorly insulated house, you have little benefit from the hybrid heat pump, so it is unsuitable for every home.

And finally, the investment is not small. Although you often earn these back quickly with a well-insulated home, you must invest when you have the heat pump installed.

Do I choose a geothermal heat pump or an air heat pump?

There are ways in which your heat pump can get its heat. The most commonly used form at the moment is air heat. The heat pump then extracts its heat from the outside air. If you have a geothermal heat pump, it extracts its heat from the ground. The cost-recovery period of a geothermal heat pump is higher when you compare it with the cost-recovery period of an air heat pump.

How many solar panels do you need for a hybrid heat pump?

Solar panels can also generate the energy for a hybrid heat pump. For this, you need an average of five to seven solar panels to ensure that you can generate enough power for your heat pump.