A new attic heat pump is being developed to sit in your loft space

An exterior shot of the Bellway homes experimental house, which resembles a large black box
The trial house with the heat pump in the attic is inside this building at the University of Salford (Image credit: Bellway Homes)

An innovative new air source heat pump that sits in a property’s attic has been developed by UK property developer Bellway Homes.

Heat pumps have grown in popularity as Britain looks to lower its carbon footprint by replacing fossil fuels for home heating and hot water. And the government is so convinced of their effectiveness as a green heat source that it launched a grant for homeowners to buy and install them, in a bid to encourage the nation to convert.

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