Keeping the cost low and quality high. This is especially important when it comes to choosing the right radiators in a time when energy prices continue to rise with no end. Investing in a cost effective radiator could make a real difference in your energy bill in the span of years.  

In this blog, we’ll talk about how much heat pump radiators cost and what makes them worth investing in.  

What Is a Heat Pump Radiator? 


A heat pump is an alternative to traditional boiler systems. Heat pump radiators heat buildings by transferring thermal energy from outside. This works by moving air over a heat exchange coil, transferring energy either away from or back into the room. Heat pump radiators are used to regulate temperatures in both commercial and residential buildings. 


How Much Does It Cost to Have a Heat Pump Radiator? 


Whilst the price of a heat pump radiator really depends on the size and the output of your choice, the larger a radiator is, the more expensive it will be. 

A heat pump radiator can cost around £1,000 on average.  

But, when we talk about “COST”, it’s important to consider both the initial capital cost and the running cost over the course of its lifetime. 


The ongoing cost it takes to run a heat pump radiator can be significantly lower than a panel radiator for two main reasons: 


1. Low Water Content, Less Energy Needed

As heat pump systems run at lower temperatures, low water content radiators like the Sovereign range are an ideal match. They are able to achieve the desired temperature more rapidly with less energy wasted from unnecessary overheating.  


2. Fan Assistance Improves Heating Efficiency 

Use a fan-assisted radiator with a heat pump system for optimal efficiency. The fan-assisted design ensures even distribution of a desirable level of heat throughout a room regardless of its size and location without the need to compensate for the low water temperature system by radiator oversizing.

It could also speed up the heating process, resulting in shorter running time, and achieving the desired level of heat more economically.  

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Why Should You Use a Heat Pump Radiator? 


  • Heat Pump Being The Main Heating System  

New gas boilers could be axed within a decade by 2033. Many are turning to air-source heat pumps as a reliable source of warmth throughout winter. As heat pumps dominate the heating sector, you’ll need a radiator that works with heat pumps.  


  • Reduce Carbon Footprint  

With carbon net zero looming over the sector, heat pumps are set to play a big role in reducing emissions. Helping to reinforce your sustainability credentials, they help provide equal levels of heating but contribute 20% less CO2 than gas boilers and up to 70% less than electric systems. 


  • Enjoy Lower Running Costs 

As the cost of living crisis goes on, domestic energy prices are expected to go up by 20% in April 2023. Heat pump radiators take less time and energy to heat up the room. That provides a more affordable option for staying warm in the winter – a basic necessity. 


  • Safer, More Comfort with Better Control  

Using a heat pump as part of this system ensures a low surface temperature as it runs on low temperatures, eliminating the risk of accidental burns caused by scalding surfaces. Users also benefit from straightforward controls and fast heating which improves thermal comfort. 


Conclusion: Is It Worth Getting a Heat Pump Compatible Radiator? 


In short, yes. Provided that it suits the environment you’re installing it in, heat pump radiators are a worthwhile investment for almost any commercial or residential building.  


Switching from gas boilers to heat pump systems is inevitable. And it is expected that Britain will be vulnerable to gas shortages and high energy prices next winter due to the government and Centrica’s failure in reaching an agreement on expanding the UK’s largest gas storage site.  


So it might be the best time to adopt the air source heat pump system now (if you haven’t already) with a £5,000 grant through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. Get a head start on enjoying massive savings in running costs with a more affordable heating solution, and making sure it conforms with government regulations.  


Sovereign: Radiators For Heat Pumps 


Contour offers a comprehensive range of radiators that can be used on both existing gas boiler systems and newly installed heat pump systems. This range of low water content radiators is perfect for a commercial setting and comes in different sizes offering emitters capable of warming the largest of open spaces. Whether floor-mounted, wall-mounted, free-standing, or functional as a bench heater.  



While the Sovereign range covers a wide range of applications, it is not a “one for all” type of solution. In some cases (e.g., environments with high humidity), other types of radiators may be a more suitable choice. 

If you have a project you’d like to discuss or would just like to chat about radiators, talk to our experts today and see how we can help. 

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