UK could have significantly cut gas usage with higher rates of Heat Pumps
Analysis from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) shows that the UK’s reliance on gas would be greatly reduced if the UK had installed heat pumps at the same rate as some other European nations. The analysis by the ECIU found that if the UK had already installed the same amount of heat pumps per 100,000 people as Estonia has, domestic gas use would be 34% less than in 2021 which would have meant gas imports in 2021 could have been cut by a fifth.
Heat pumps are playing an increasingly important role in heating homes in Europe, and now the war in the Ukraine is prompting more consumers to turn to electric heating systems to reduce demand for high-cost gas.
However, the UK has lagged behind other nations, selling only 63 heat pumps per 100,000 people in 2021, as opposed to 1,583 in Estonia and 259 in Poland the previous year. According to ECIU, the total number of heat pumps installed is also higher in most of Europe, with 280,000 installed in the UK compared with 3.1 million in France and 1.3 million in Norway.
However, the UK government has introduced the Boiler Upgrade Scheme that aims to install 90,000 heat pumps over the course of three years with a £7,500 grant for Air Source.
Why install an Air Source Heat Pump?
- It is the most advanced and efficient heating system on the market today. Hundreds of thousands of UK residents have already benefited from its ever-reliable performance.
- Replacing your conventional heating system with an Air Source Heat Pump could save you hundreds of pounds every year because of far superior efficiency levels when compared to gas boilers.
- Air Source Heat Pumps have very low maintenance costs and are designed to last two to three times longer than a gas boiler.
- Aside from saving money on your energy bills, you can claim £7,500 from the Government to help towards the costs of installation.
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