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Heat pumps

Heat pumps are suitable for almost all homes and may also reduce your energy bills, depending on the system you are replacing.

A heat pump captures heat from outside and moves it into your home. It uses electricity to do this, but the heat energy delivered to your home is much more than the electrical energy used to power the system.

Electricity is becoming increasingly low carbon, as more renewable sources are connected to the electricity grid, replacing existing gas and coal power stations. This makes a heat pump an extremely low carbon heating option, and increasingly so as our electricity grid further decarbonises.

Tens of thousands of heat pumps have already been installed across the UK, and over 1.5 million heat pumps were installed across Europe in 2020 alone. The UK Government expects that millions of heat pumps will need to be installed in homes over the next 10-15 years to meet our net zero targets.

You can read more information about how a heat pump works here or explore our case studies showcasing the experiences of those who have installed a heat pump.

If you’re in Scotland, you can also use the Green Homes Network to read case studies of homeowners who’ve already switched to low carbon heating.

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From flats to terraced houses: heat pumps are suitable for all property types

3 May 2022

A recent research project has shown that all housing types – and ages – are in fact suitable for heat pumps.

What is a heat pump and why are they important?

22 October 2021

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about heat pumps, so decided to answer some of the most common queries in this…

How to ensure a heat pump runs efficiently

17 November 2021

Heat pumps are less complex than you might imagine, and usually any problems experienced are because the heat pump was set up…

Last updated: 3 May 2022