With winter slowly approaching, the likelihood is that you will soon have to rely on your heating system heavily, but this is bound to result in high energy bills. A modern day home requires a lot of heating to keep all the rooms warm when you need it most. There is another way of heating a home then via renewable energy, something which is never in short supply as air is always around us and can be transferred into warm air.

Pumps are growing in popularity in the UK. In fact, Sweden is the leader when it comes to ground source heat pumps, water source heat pumps and the air source heat pump, as around 97% of households in the country use pumps to warm their homes. They work by collecting heat from your garden area and transferring it into your home and they will even work successfully when it is freezing cold outside, so you do not have to worry about being cold indoors too.

They have the potential to reduce your energy bills by around 70% and when you consider that they have a long shelf life, just think about how much that could save you for the next 25 to 30 years or so. Once they are installed they can pretty much be left alone as they are extremely reliable, which is more than can be said for a traditional oil boiler which has the tendency to let us down when we most need it to work.

With domestic UK energy bills potentially rising by 60% by 2016, it makes sense to plan ahead and a pump could help you do this. Otherwise you could be struggling to maintain a comfortable temperature at your home and no one wants to be shivering indoors during the winter.