In short, a heat pump supplies your home with heat that is extracted elsewhere. Both the air in your house and the radiators and tap water can be heated in this way. A heat pump can also be used together with a PVT solar-system. There are quite a few different types that all have a different price. Below we give you a brief explanation of the different types with the prices that you can expect.
Air-to-water heat pump
This type of heat pump takes its heat from the outside air. The supplied heat is then used for heating your tap water and home. A major advantage of the air-water heat pump is that no drilling is required for the installation, which keeps installation costs low. A good quality air-to-water heat pump will cost you around € 10,000.
Air-to-air heat pump
This type of heat pump also has the outside air as a source for its heat. The air-to-air heat pump is characterized by its low price and also low installation costs. This type of heat pump is suitable for heating homes and other buildings. With the installation costs already included, you spend around € 4000-8000 for a good quality system.
Ground-water heat pump
The ground-water heat pump extracts heat from the soil, as its name suggests. The installation of a pipe network is necessary for this. There are two different systems, namely a horizontal pipe network and a vertical pipe. With the horizontal network, the pipes are laid at a depth of approximately 1.5 m. The heat pump costs of this system for installation are between € 2000-4000. It must be said that this type takes up a lot of space.
The construction of a vertical pipe system is considerably more expensive since the pipes will be installed at a depth of between 50-200 m. The prices for the installation of this type are 5000-6000 euros. The benefits are a much higher return and the vertical version saves space. The groundwater heat pump is very expensive anyway, think of an amount of 15000-25000 euros.
Water-to-water heat pump
For the water-water heat pump, deep holes have to be drilled into the ground since it uses groundwater. This system is characterized by a high efficiency but also high installation costs. The heat pump costs plus installation will cost you around 15000-20000 euros.
Heat pump hybrid
The hybrid system is suitable for every home with a gas connection. The system itself consists of a gas boiler and a heat pump. The hybrid heat pump system draws its heat from ventilation or outside air, and will switch to the gas boiler if it is very cold to prevent a low heat pump efficiency. This system is very efficient and will cost you around 5000-7000 euros.
Extra about heat pump costs
With some more expensive systems, installation costs make up a large part of the total heat pump costs. This is especially the case with water-water and ground-water heat pump systems. The costs are mainly due to the pipe system which has to be installed deep in the ground. The installation of this pipe system is not an easy task and you should look for a real specialist to prevent problems despite the high costs.