Energy expert warns poor installation can make heat pumps cost more to run

HVAC worker working on a modern heat pump outside a house
Poor installations can drastically reduce the efficiency of heat pumps according to Jan Rosenow (Image credit: Getty Images)

Not choosing a good quality heat pump installer could lead to a heat pump costing more to run, an energy expert has warned.

According to Jan Rosenow, Director at the European Programmes at Regulatory Assistance Project, poor installations are undermining the potential of air source heat pumps to match the efficiency of gas boilers.

Jan Rosenow at a conference
Jan Rosenow

Jan Rosenow is the Director of European Programmes at the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), where he oversees strategy and operations. He is also affiliated with Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute and the Sussex Energy Group at the University of Sussex, along with the Free University of Berlin. Rosenow has published extensively on energy efficiency and serves on the boards of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) and the Coalition for Energy Savings.

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