Majority of UK Homes Not Suitable For a Heat Pump

Majority of UK Homes Not Suitable for a heat pump: This might be surprising but this is really true. Here’s all you need to know!

Heat Pump

Are you planning to install a heat pump in your home?

If yes, then make sure you are using another heating method with a heat pump. 

According to the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) report, installing heat pumps alone will not solve the domestic heat decarbonisation issue of the UK. Therefore, you need to take support of other heating options like a hydrogen gas network. This helps to achieve a net-zero target of UK by 2050

According to the report, there are a lot of challenges of retro-fitting different types of low carbon heating technologies. This is due to the availability of different sizes, building age, and customer acceptance to these solutions. 

Moreover, it is also estimated that to achieve the net-zero target, energy efficiency solutions are a must. But, some measures that support heat pumps are intrusive to install and not acceptable by energy customers. In addition to examining building material and age, it is also important to consider the internal system for installing heat pumps and hydrogen boilers. 

What Does Stats Say?

About 54 per cent of homes in the UK use gas due to the lack of exterior space and unique thermal properties of buildings. In this case, the heat pump cannot meet the requirements of the property. To make heat pump effective, homeowners in the UK should opt for solid wall insulation, which may cost them more. 

In the end, it is concluded that the mean heat pumps are a good solution for very few properties. So, you also need to consider hydrogen, biogas and other hybrid systems to support the net-zero ambition by 2050.

Call for skilled trade persons who are expert in installing heat pumps and other hybrid systems. This will save you money on utility bills and protect your property from potential harm.