Heat Pumps

Heat Pump Grant Increases to £7,500 – Boiler Upgrade Scheme

On 20th September, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a number of changes to UK climate policy. He pushed back a ban on new petrol and diesel cars to 2035 and also relaxed regulations to phase out gas boilers. But he … Continue reading

Boiler Upgrade Scheme Launches Today

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme launches today, 1st April, 2022. Well… sort of, because the scheme isn’t fully in place yet. Installers can’t register for the scheme until 11th April and grant applications and payments won’t begin until May 23rd. Heat pumps … Continue reading

UK Air Source Heat Pumps Have a Record Year for Domestic Installations

The latest domestic renewable heat update shows another record quarter for air source heat pumps. Coming after a second quarter performance that was also a record high, this completes the best 12 months for air source heat pumps since the … Continue reading

COP and SPF for Heat Pumps Explained

Heat pumps are powered by electricity but unlike conventional electrical heating, a heat pump is highly efficient. If you are looking into heat pumps, you’ll have come across the terms COP and SPF. Coefficient of Performance (COP) of Heat Pumps … Continue reading

How much does an air source heat pump cost?

If you’re considering switching to an air source heat pump for your heating and hot water, the cost of your installation is going to be a consideration for you. Here’s what you need to know. The cost of an air … Continue reading

What size air source heat pump do I need for my house?

Changing your heating over to a heat pump can be great for your pocket, and for the environment too. Heat pumps work by compressing the ambient heat in the outside air to concentrate that heat, then deliver it to your … Continue reading

How Does an Air Source Heat Pump Actually Work?

Even “cold” air contains energy in the form of heat. This energy is used to heat a refrigerant and turn it to gas. The gas is compressed and then fed to a condenser where it releases heat to the heating system. Continue reading

Domestic RHI Growth Continues as Air Source Heat Pumps Have a Big Month in September

The latest Domestic Renewable Heat Update covers installations from September and shows new installations under the Domestic RHI continuing their month on month growth. Biomass continues to have the largest share of new installations under the Domestic RHI, with Air … Continue reading

Tariffs for Small Commercial Biomass to Reduce by 10% From October 1st 2014

DECC has announced a 10% reduction to the small commercial biomass tariff under the non-domestic RHI. The new tariffs for the quarter starting October 1st 2014 see tariffs for small commercial biomass (less than 200 kWth) reduce from 8.4 and … Continue reading

Air Source Heat Pumps and Biomass Dominate New Domestic RHI Installations

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive was launched on April 9th, 2014. A new report from Green Business Watch has analysed the most recent application numbers from the scheme and highlights some interesting facts about the uptake of domestic renewable heat. … Continue reading