Heat Pump Association in new move to educate the public

In a bid to educate the public about the process of having a heat pump installed and the subsequent benefits, the Heat Pump Association have published a series of explanatory articles.

Commenting on the release of the articles, the Heat Pump Association’s Marketing Working Group Chair, Angie Moors-Menkens said: ‘As advocates for the accelerated deployment of heat pumps, the Heat Pump Association is proud to unveil these articles, which are designed to educate and empower consumers to make informed decisions on their journey to decarbonising their home heating. By providing valuable insights and practical tips, we aim to make the journey to decarbonised heating as simple and easy as possible for the consumer.’

For those considering a heat pump, the articles offer guidance on key considerations such as cost, efficiency, and environmental impact. By understanding the various factors involved, consumers can make informed decisions that best suit their circumstances.

The five articles cover:

Thinking of Installing a Heat Pump?  How does a heat pump work; what kinds of heat pumps are there? Can all buildings have a heat pump? How long will installation take?

What to Expect When Living with a Heat Pump: General operation such as running the pump 24 hours a day, hot water and maintenance.

How to Get Your Home Ready for a Heat Pump: You might need insulation, upgraded radiators and a new hot water cylinder.

Seven facts About the Benefits of Heat Pumps: Covering efficiency, economy and safety.

Life with a Heat Pump: Owners of three very different homes talk about their heat pump journeys.

Katy King, Deputy Director of Sustainable Future at Nesta, said: ‘The UK government aims to have 600,000 heat pumps installed each year by 2028 in order to decarbonise home heating and meet our net zero targets. However, there are still major knowledge gaps and misconceptions when it comes to installing and living with a heat pump. The Heat Pump Association’s new articles for consumers can help people looking to go green by providing practical guidance and actionable tips. These resources could help many UK homeowners make their first step to transitioning to a heat pump.’

There have been a number of recent initiatives to educate the public on the complexities of heat pumps. Nesta recently asked homeowners who use heat pumps to allow visits from those who are considering them.

Katy King, deputy director of sustainable future at Nesta, said: ‘Changing the way we heat our homes is one of the most meaningful things we can do to cut carbon emissions. Many homeowners are keen to make green improvements but don’t get the opportunity to see how low-carbon technologies, such as heat pumps, work in action.

‘Our new service makes it easier for prospective heat pump owners to visit a heat pump near them and ask an actual heat pump user any questions they might have. We hope that if more people can see heat pumps in real-life settings, then more people will have confidence that a heat pump is the right fit to heat their home.’

To access the articles and learn more about heat pumps, visit the Heat Pump Association website here.

Paul Day
Paul is the editor of Public Sector News.


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12 days ago

Please can someone educate the public about log burners and wood pellet stoves too?

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