Before starting a heat pump project, make sure you find out how long it’s likely to take. This will help you schedule it for a convenient time.
To give you a general indication of the time your project might take, we’ve put together a heat pump project timeline. Bear in mind that every project’s unique though – yours could take more or less time.
How long will a heat pump project take?
Research: 1 week
The majority of successful projects have some thorough research involved. It’s sensible to spend a good amount of time looking into different types of heat pump and deciding which one would be best for you and your property. You also need to look around for heat pump companies and ask them for quotes.
To find local heat pump professionals, try using our service or asking friends or relations for suggestions. Our companies will always try to get in touch with you within 48 hours of you submitting your details.
After you’ve chosen some professionals and got quotes, you’ll also need to look around for customer ratings and reviews. These will help you decide whether the companies you’ve found do quality work and to choose the best one. You’ll also need to take the time to check that they’re Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) installers.
Installation time: 1-3 days
Installing a heat pump doesn’t usually take very long. Once you’ve picked a heat pump company and they’re available to start work, they should be able to get the job done in 3 days or less.
Ground source heat pumps typically take 1-2 days to install, while air source heat pumps tend to take 2-3 days. To get a more accurate timescale, ask the professionals you find to give you a rough work schedule when you request a quote.
Total time: 1-1.5 weeks
All in all, your heat pump project should take 1-1.5 weeks to complete. To find professionals to give you quotes for your project, complete our online form. We’ll match you with up to 4 local heat pump companies.