Why is my electricity usage higher in the winter months?

As your heat pump operates by electricity, you will naturally see an increase in power consumption, especially if you have replaced a gas or an oil boiler. As with all domestic heating systems, running costs will always be greater during the winter months. In fact, it is estimated that a heat pump will use 63% of its annual energy usage between November and February, with minimal energy consumption for the remainder of the year. Because of this, any comparison of a heat pumps running costs with conventional heating appliances should be made over the whole year.

Please refer to the infographic below for an estimated breakdown of a household’s annual energy consumption and watch the video to learn more about heat pump energy consumption.

Why is my electricity usage higher in the winter months
An example of a heat pump's average energy consumption over the course of a year

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