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Heat Pumps

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 69690, tabled on 4 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average cost of (a) a heat pump, (b) installing a heat pump and (c) adding internal renovations, such as changing radiators or pipework, to accompany a new heat pump.

Answered on

15 November 2021

In 2020 BEIS published analysis by Delta-EE on the cost of installing heating measures in domestic properties, including heat pumps.

Since then, the Government has published the Heat and Buildings Strategy which sets out a plan to drive down the cost of low carbon heating technologies like heat pumps, working with industry to ensure that in future they are no more expensive to buy and run for consumers as fossil fuel boilers. As part of this strategy:

  • Households can benefit from £5,000 government grants through £450 million Boiler Upgrade Scheme to help install low-carbon heating systems, part of more than £3.9 billion of new funding to decarbonise heat and buildings;
  • A £60 million innovation fund was launched to make clean heat systems smaller and easier to install and cheaper to run.