A guide to installing air source heat pumps for housing associations

This step-by-step toolkit, consisting of a case study and six documents, aims to help housing associations looking to install air source heat pumps in multiple domestic properties.

  • Clyde Valley Housing Association case study - Clyde Valley Housing Association installed 92 air source heat pumps in properties in Douglas. It plans to extend installations to new build properties too.
  • Overview – The overview shows the process of using the guide.
  • Advantages of installing air source heat pumps – This document outlines the benefits of installing air source heat pumps, including meeting energy efficiency standards for social housing and reducing heating costs for tenants. This is useful to support decision making.
  • A guide to installing air source heat pumps – This guide outlines each step in the process of scoping and installing air source heat pumps in housing association properties.
  • Property search tool – This tool can be used to evaluate housing stock and to map properties which could be suitable for installing air source heat pumps.
  • Property assessment – This document outlines what information should be included in a high level property assessment which needs to be carried out as part of the planning process.
  • Installer checklist - This checklist outlines the steps in the design process, to help you check your installer has completed all the steps.

This guide was commissioned by the Scottish Government and Energy Saving Trust and developed by Ricardo Energy & Environment. If you have any feedback or questions about the guide, please get in touch.