Heat Pump Association Welcomes Launch of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme
The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the launch of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme as a step forward in the Government’s mission to roll out 600,000 heat pumps per year by 2028.
As part of the Government’s plans to boost the deployment of heat pumps and remove barriers to uptake, the Boiler Upgrade Scheme will provide grants to encourage households in England and Wales to install heat pumps. The scheme will run from 2022 to 2025 providing households and small non-domestic properties with £5,000 to support the installation of an air source heat pump or £6,000 for a ground source heat pump.
“The Heat Pump Association welcomes the launch of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and the financial support it will provide to those who opt for a heat pump. An upfront financial incentive like this will not just help to kickstart the industry by making the technology more accessible but will also provide heating installers with the confidence boost they need to upskill. With the capacity to train 40,000 installers each year, we have made huge strides as an industry to improve the heat pump training pathway, and we are hopeful that this scheme will inspire the workforce to take up the opportunities available.
“Heat pumps represent a readily available and long-term solution to fossil fuel heating and the scheme is a big step towards kickstarting the mass rollout needed to grow the sector and put the UK economy on track to meet Net Zero.”
About the Heat Pump Association
The Heat Pump Association (HPA) is the UK’s leading authority on the use and benefits of heat pump technology and includes many of the country’s leading manufacturers of heat pumps, components and associated equipment.
HPA Media Enquiries
To find out more about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, visit: Boiler Upgrade Scheme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Christina Thompson-Yates, Policy Communications Manager
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