To achieve the Scottish Government’s target of reaching net zero emissions by 2045, around one million on-gas homes will require emissions-free heating by 2030. Consequently, companies such as Aberdeen Air Source Heating Ltd have seen a growing demand for heat pump installations.
Situated in Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen Air Source Heating Ltd was founded three years ago by Robert Devine. The company specialises in offering design and installation services for heat pumps. While installing heat pumps, it became apparent that Robert was unable to manage the workload on his own. George was employed to support and help grow the business. Robert said “The amount of people requesting a quote has been snowballing. There’s a growing realisation that heat pumps work.”
The company, now a team of five including two administrative staff, is thriving due to the growing awareness and demand for low-carbon heating technologies. Robert believes that heat pumps can be installed in most properties so long as the system is designed well.
He said “Any house can have a heat pump if the system is designed properly. We’ve put heat pumps into 200-year-old stone cottages and steadings. There are lots of buildings that you would think aren’t eligible for this kind of technology, but they will work if you install them properly.”
With an extensive background in the gas industry, Robert nurtured a growing interest and passion for renewable energy. His career initially focused on installing gas boilers. But his unwavering desire to completely transition to renewable energy sources led to a rapid shift once he completed an LCL awards qualification on installing heat pumps and achieving the Microgeneration Certification Standard (MCS). MCS certification is a mark of dedication to industry standards and quality, guaranteeing that both products and installation contractors meet recognised criteria.
To enhance his expertise in heat pump installations, Robert also completed many free manufacturer training modules to improve his understanding of this expanding field.