🔥Heat pumps are being incentivized by the government as a replacement for gas boilers, but they may not offer the expected cost savings or efficiency.
💰The government is pouring £11.8 billion of taxpayer money into heat pump installations, but this may just be the tip of the iceberg as costs are likely to be much higher.
🏡Heat pumps work well in well-insulated, energy-efficient houses, but the majority of UK homes lack the necessary insulation and may not benefit from heat pump technology.
🌡️Running a heat pump can be up to three times more expensive than running a gas boiler, making it an expensive and inefficient option for many households.
💭The government's push for heat pumps may be driven by the goal to phase out gas boilers, rather than considering the practicality and cost-effectiveness of heat pump technology.