What is a heat pump?

Heat pumps are currently an extremely popular alternative heating system, as they operate using mostly renewable energy. This means that, as well as being very environmentally friendly, they also help to reduce CO2 emissions. Compared with other heating systems, the energy costs are very low in the long term.

How a heat pump works

Heat pumps draw in energy from the air, water or ground and convert it into heat using a heat exchanger. This is why heat pumps are especially well suited to heating and hot water systems.

In order to produce 100 % of the heating required, a heat pump needs around 25% electricity and 75 % heat from the environment (air, water or ground).

Although the heat pump is operated using electricity, only 25 % of the energy produced is derived from electricity. This heating technology conforms with the Swiss MuKEn standards (Model provisions of the cantons in the energy sector).

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How you will benefit

Reduce costs

You will benefit from lower heating bills.

Oil prices

You will not be affected by oil prices.

Increase in value

You will increase the value of your property.


You will benefit from government subsidies.


You will receive tax incentives.


You will reduce your CO2 emissions.

Heat pump combined with solar panels

Combining your heat pump with solar panels is an excellent way of making it even more efficient.


How will you benefit? By installing solar panels, you will produce the electricity your heat pump needs cheaply and sustainably on your own roof. And thanks to a buffer tank that stores hot water, you will have hot water and cosy heating 24/7, even at night when the sun is not shining.


When installing both pieces of technology at the same time, the solar panels can be directly integrated with the heat pump. If you already have a heat pump, almost all models can be adapted retroactively.


Generally speaking, heat pumps are suitable for both new builds and existing buildings. It is therefore possible to have a heat pump installed at any time.

Costs of a heat pump

The costs of a heat pump are made up of the purchase price and installation costs. Homeowners are often deceived by the low purchasing costs of traditional oil heating as a result of overlooking the ongoing costs associated with the consumption of heating oil. A heat pump derives energy from the environment, which saves money in the long term. In addition to this, cantonal financial incentives and tax benefits help lower the purchasing costs.

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What Helion offers

  • Everything from a single provider

    From the administration work to the connection, we coordinate the entire process. So you can sit back and relax.

  • 24/7 Service

    You can contact us or our partners seven days a week, even on the weekend.

  • Product quality

    You can contact us or our partners seven days a week, even on the weekend.

  • Low-noise design

    Helion only supplies low-noise products. In addition to this, we position the heat pump so that you cannot hear it operating.

  • Expertise

    We make sure that the solar panels and heat pump interact as efficiently as possible.

  • Breakdown protection

    If your current (oil) heating system breaks down, we will provide you with a mobile replacement heating system.

What Helion offers

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