From 20th – 24th October is the Big Energy Saving Week 2014. Domestic space heating and hot water account for almost 75% of the total energy consumed by homes. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) recognises that heat pumps could meet up to 75% of the residential heating demand in the UK (Mitsubishi, 2012).
Heat pumps can help you to reduce your carbon emissions and energy bills
For each unit of electricity used by the system, the heat pump produces 3-4 units of heat, making ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps very efficient. Learn more about Source Energy’s award winning heat pump installation service here >>
Incentives to reduce your energy consumption
The UK government aim to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 from the 1990 baseline, therefore there are a number of incentives to encourage application of low carbon, renewable energy technologies, such as heat pumps.
- You could get paid to heat you home using a heat pump with the Renewable Heat Incentive, learn more >>
- Renewable energy technologies such as heat pumps benefit from low VAT, this is 0% for new build properties and 5% for existing properties, compared to the standard 20%.
- If your property is located in Scotland, you may also benefit from an interest free renewables loan, find out more >>
Learn more on how to reduce your energy consumption from the Energy Saving Trust >>