6,700% Increase in Heat Pump Training Enquiries Reported in One Day

Air source heat pump in a residential garden
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There was a 6,700% increase in demand for training courses in the installation and maintenance of heat pumps in one day in October, a new study reveals.

The surge in demand came on the day the government unveiled the Boiler Upgrade Scheme as part of its Heat and Buildings Strategy. The scheme, launching in April 2022, will offer grants of £5,000 and £6,000 for 90,000 households to have low-carbon heating systems installed such as air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.