Heat pump applications triple after government grants increase to £7,500

Black air source heat pump outside unit next to house and snow covered path and garden
Heat pump grant applications have spiked since the Boiler Upgrade Scheme rose to £7,500, government figures show (Image credit: Getty Images)

The UK Government says applications for heat pump support surged after the Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant was increased to £7,500.

More families are choosing to ditch fossil fuel boilers for ground and air source heat pumps, a cleaner alternative, ministers claim.

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