IOR Tech Talk “Why don’t more people install heat pumps?”

With the UK’s commitment to reduce fossil fuels usage and CO2 emissions, heat pumps provide a viable alternative to current heating methods, however uptake remains low. The IOR and HPA are organising a Midlands Regional Meeting and TechTalk “Why don’t more people install heat pumps?” on 4 April at the Arden Hotel, Birmingham, discussing the reasons why homes and businesses have so far been reluctant to switch to heat pumps.

Whilst the UK is on track to reduce CO2 emissions associated with space heating there is still more that can be done. Part of the solution is to use electrically driven heat pumps, and various UK carbon reduction plans have set ambitious targets for heat pumps to replace central heating boilers in both new-build and retrofit situations. However even in off-gas-grid areas where heat pumps compete better with oil fuel or direct electric heating, take-up is still low. The presentation will provide insights as to why heat pumps still remain unattractive and will explore technical and marketing solutions to encourage more UK households to install heat pumps.

A networking event will take place prior to the presentation allowing participants to catch up with other RACHP professionals working in the Birmingham area.

To register for the meeting or webinar visit ior.org.uk/events/install-heat-pumps.