Test Drive

A NEW BETA VERSION OF TEST DRIVE IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE, INCLUDING UPDATES ON BELOW MATERIAL AND AUGEMENTED REALITY TOOL. Check it out, and we would love to hear any feedback and suggestions!

Are you thinking about getting a heat pump, and want to get a feel for how it could fit into your life? We have some tips and kit to help you take your pump on a test drive. Read on to find out more.

Feel

Heat pumps run your radiators at a lower temperature than most gas boilers, because this is more efficient. However, if you have a gas combi boiler, you can set it to run at a similar temperature to get a feel of what it might be like.

Hear

Use our heat pump recordings to get an idea of what the sound might be like. The Test Drive kit comes with a Bluetooth speaker so you can position it with the frame — or you can use you own speaker. Use a free sound meter app to get the right volume.

See (physical)

Use this light and easy-to-build frame to get a sense of where a pump could fit in outside your property. Currently available to borrow from Lambeth, South London.

See (digital)

Our new augmented reality (AR) feature lets you use your smartphone or tablet to see how a heat pump would look in your space. Currently in testing, get in touch to try it out.

Boiler Escape Plan

So you’ve scoped out where your pump might fit in, got a sense of the sound, and turned down your flow temperature. But you aren’t keen to replace your boiler right away – maybe it isn’t that old, or maybe you want to put off the expenditure and see how things develop. This is all fine! But there are things you can think about doing in the meantime. This is your Boiler Escape Plan.