Heat pumps could cost the same as gas boilers by 2030

Heat pump on grass lawn as part of home eco heating systems
The Government is investing in heat pump innovations in the hope that it will make them cheaper to buy and install (Image credit: Getty Images)

The government is investing £15 million in technological innovations to make heat pumps cheaper and easier to install.

Air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps are seemingly the government's preferred low-carbon alternative to traditional gas boilers, but concerns have been raised about the cost and how suitable they are for some homes.

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