What is the difference between a heat pump and a condensing boiler?
The difference between a condensing boiler and a heat pump is the way heat is generated: the most heat that the boiler can supply is that which the quantity and heating power of the fuel itself. A heat pump, on the other hand, has no limits of this kind on the energy produced. A good heat pump enables a great deal of environmental heat to be obtained with limited motive energy (electricity): 1 kWh of electricity produces up to 5 kWH of heat energy.
Heat pumps do not use fossil fuels and do not emit combustion gases into the air.
In addition to heating when it is cold, heat pumps are reversible and can also be used to cool down rooms when it is hot.