Demand for UK heat pumps expected to double in 2021

A new survey held by the Heat Pump Association shows demand of 67,000 units for this year

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The UK heat pump market is predicted to almost double in 2021.

This forecast comes from a survey held by the Heat Pump Association (HPA), which accounts for 95% of the heat pump manufacturing market share. The HPA reports that 67,000 units have been ordered by its members for this year, which is close to double the 35,000 pumps sold in 2019.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Ten Point Plan aims to have 600,000 heat pumps in UK homes by 2028 and the increase in demand is a great step in this direction. The HPA aims to install 72,000 heat pumps throughout 2021, in what it has labelled its ‘roadmap to net zero’.

The HPA will accelerate the push for net zero by preparing and training heat pump installers across the country and will hold courses that are expected to begin within the first quarter of this year.

Phil Hurley, Chair of the HPA, said: “The near doubling of the heat pump market this year would be a substantial achievement at a time when the decarbonisation of homes and buildings is not just desired but essential; our members are committed to turning today’s forecast into a reality and have clearly backed this up with their advanced ordering.

“The estimation of 67,000 heat pumps in 2021 shows the confidence from members of the HPA in delivering the scale-up of heat pumps that the Prime Minister’s Ten Point plan necessitates. This is just the beginning of a long journey ahead but we’re off to an incredibly promising start.”

 

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