Demand for Heat Pumps has Surged by 28% in 2021, Research Shows

a timber clad self build home with an air source heat pump
(Image credit: Allan Corfield Architects)

There has been a 28% rise in the installations of heat pumps in 2021 as demand for the technology ‘skyrockets’, according to new research.

Rated People’s findings follow on from its Home Improvement Trends Report this year, which revealed that 57% of homeowners want to be more eco-friendly when it comes to their energy use. Heat pumps are a renewable heating source, and can have comparatively low running costs when compared with direct electric heating. 

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.