Commenting on a report from the Energy Saving Trust published today (Wednesday 7th August) showing that in the right home air source heat pump owners could earn £1,350 a year and ground source heat pump users could earn £3,000 p.a. in combined savings and income, BEAMA Marketing Director Kelly Butler said
“This latest report gives real confidence to consumers that heat pumps offer a reliable alternative to traditional off gas heat systems.
“Installers and designers are all working to high quality standards under MCS and with strong links to the forthcoming RHI, this robust quality scheme will deliver great incentive and fuel savings benefits as the report shows.
“EST has done a great job in working with industry to identify and plug the knowledge gaps for applying heat pump technology. Now we can confidently look forward to a strong future for heat pumps in the UK.”
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Notes to editors:
BEAMA (British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association) has been established for over 100 years, covering a range of industries in the electrical, energy, water and power related sectors.
It represents directly some 150 companies in the UK electrotechnical and allied manufacturing industries. BEAMA members produce equipment required for smart grids, metering and homes.
BEAMA represents members’ interests in generic and specific areas within Government/ Governmental organisations, UK and international standards and industry players.
BEAMA members are active in many market sectors including commercial and residential buildings and energy networks.
BEAMA is a proactive trade association advising its members on relevant technology and market developments, particularly relating to the areas of product safety and sustainability.
BEAMA still retains its prime purpose – serving members and the national industrial base as the recognised electrotechnical industry association.
For more BEAMA information visit www.beama.org.uk
About the BEAMA Domestic Heat Pump Association
The Association works alongside key players from the mainstream heating industry including: Worcester Bosch, Dimplex, Baxi, Danfoss Heat Pumps, Vaillant, Stiebel Eltron and Viessmann.
Its chairman is Chris Davis, Business Development Director for Renewables at Dimplex.
The association is a natural fit in the domestic heat pump sector, which has vast potential - up to 2020 estimated at 1.4 to 1.75 million units, largely coming from the ‘low hanging fruit’ of 4 million off gas homes