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Hybrid heat pumps are an additional heat pump technology that combines an air source heat pump with a secondary heating system, which is typically a boiler.

The boiler can provide backup heating to the heat pump during peak loads. This can mean that radiator upgrades can be avoided, and, when using a combination boiler, there is no need for a hot water cylinder.

This therefore provides a potentially more suitable option for homes with space constraints. By pairing the heat pump with biofuel for the boiler, this system can align with net zero ambitions. 

Here's a brief explanation about hybrid heating systems.