The gas boiler ban is coming to the UK in 2025. This means homeowners will have to find an alternative way to heat their homes. Air source heat pumps are a great option for this, and radiators play a crucial role in making them effective.

In this blog, we will discuss the best radiators to use with an air source heat pump and why. We will also provide tips on choosing the right radiators for your project.


The 2025 Gas Boiler Ban

The UK government has announced plans to phase out gas boilers in new homes from 2025. This is part of a broader move to tackle climate change and reduce emissions.

Gas boilers are one of the biggest sources of carbon emissions in the home, and so phasing them out will have a significant impact on reducing our carbon footprint. But what does this mean for housing developers and HVAC specialists?


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Why Fan Assisted Radiators Are the Answer

Air source heat pumps work by extracting heat from the air outside and using it to heat your home. They are highly efficient and can provide a comfortable and cost-effective alternative to gas boilers. But when paired with a traditional radiator heat outputs are lower. To get a similar heat output your radiator would need to be oversized 2.5x.

However, there is a solution that doesn’t require an increase in radiator size. Using a fan assisted radiator means heat outputs can be increased so the size of the radiator does not need to go up.

The fan helps improve airflow within the radiator and is an efficient way to maintain heat outputs when changing from a gas boiler to an air source heat pump.

Air source heat pumps are not suitable for everyone, but if you are considering replacing your gas boiler, then pairing it with a fan assisted radiator could be a great option for your project.

If you would like to find out more about fan assisted radiators then, please contact us. We would be happy to advise you on how to heat any building.


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The Benefits of Using Radiators with Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are a type of heat generator that uses the air around it to create heat, this heat distributes around a building using radiators.

This makes them very efficient and environmentally friendly, as they do not release any emissions into the atmosphere. There are many benefits to using radiators with air source heat pumps, such as:

  1. Air source heat pumps are very efficient at heating a space, as they use compressed air to do so.
  2. They are also very environmentally friendly, as they do not release any emissions into the atmosphere.
  3. Radiators paired with air source heat pumps are used in both homes and businesses, making them versatile and convenient.
  4. They require minimal maintenance, so there is no need to regularly replace parts.
  5. Radiators paired with air source heat pumps can last for many years, meaning you won’t need to replace them frequently.


How To Choose the Right Radiators for Commercial Environments

There are a few things to consider when choosing radiators for commercial environments with an air source heat pump.

  • The size of the space that needs heat. Radiators come in a variety of sizes, so it's important to choose one that will be able to heat the space effectively.
  • The type of heating required. Some radiators are better suited for certain types of heating than others. For example, radiant heaters are useful in commercial spaces because they provide a more even distribution of heat.
  • The climate. In some areas, it may be necessary to choose a radiator that can provide ambient heat with a low surface temperature.
  • It's important to consider the budget. Radiators can vary in price, so it's important to find one that fits within the budget of your project.


Radiators Designed For Use With Heat Pumps

As the UK looks to phase out gas boilers in new build homes, air source heat pumps (ASHPs) have emerged as a leading low-carbon alternative. When paired with fan assisted radiators, ASHPs can provide an efficient and cost-effective heating solution for both domestic and commercial properties.

There are several benefits to using radiators with ASHPs. Radiators such as the Sovereign range that have been designed to pair with ASHP’s are an ideal way to distribute heat evenly throughout a room, meaning that you can maintain a comfortable temperature without wasting energy.

In addition, Sovereign radiators can help to reduce draughts and improve indoor air quality in large commercial spaces.

When choosing radiators for commercial use, it is important to consider both the size of the space and the type of radiator required.

For larger spaces, free standing radiators may be more suitable, while vertical or bench radiators may be more appropriate for smaller areas. There are also a variety of colour finishes available with Sovereign, so it is important to select a radiator that will be compatible with the design of the room.



There is a wide range of distinct types of radiators available on the market, so it is important to select one that best suits your needs. If you are looking for an efficient way to heat your home or office, then an air source heat pump could be the perfect solution – and with the right radiator, you can enjoy all the benefits that this low-carbon technology has to offer.

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