Heat pump grant applications see 75% annual rise with installations predicted to rise further

Vaillant arotherm heat pump in garden using R290 refirgerant
Annual heat pump applications rose by 75% in February following on from a record year for installations in 2023 (Image credit: Vaillant)

Heat pump applications rose by 75% annually in February, according to the latest government data.

Lowering installation cost and an increase in heat pump grants to £7,500 has led to ground and air source heat pumps experiencing record numbers of installations at the start of 2024.

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