Heat pump demand surges as Boiler Upgrade Scheme applications almost double

A grey and black Daikin heat pump up against a wooden exterior of a house
Heat pump applications have risen by 93% annually in April (Image credit: Daikin)

Demand for heat pumps is skyrocketing as applications to the government's Boiler Upgrade Scheme have nearly doubled, Ofgem has revealed. 

Applications were up 93% in April 2024 compared to figures this time last year, with the energy-efficient heating solution becoming more popular than ever.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.