Making the shift to installing heat pumps: demystifying the process

Heat pumps are an in-demand technology and the government has set targets for the heat pump sector to expand considerably in the coming years. By 2028, according to government figures, the UK should be installing 600,000 heat pumps per year.

But many gas and oil engineers are not aware of the opportunities that this fast-expanding sector offers. Consumer demand for heat pumps is often invisible to them, as householders go directly to heat pump installation firms rather than their usual heating engineer or plumber. For engineers who have identified the potential opportunities, adding heat pumps to their offer or even pivoting their business entirely can seem really complicated.

This video aims to dispel some of the myths that might be holding people back from training to install heat pumps. For installers who want to add heat pumps to their offer to customers, or to switch entirely from offering gas- or oil-powered heating to heat pumps, this video shows the steps to take. Even if you’re not quite ready to make the switch, the information in this video can help you prepare to do so in the next few years. Equipped with the information from this video, we hope you’ll feel motivated to make the first steps to move into this growing sector.


Oliver Zanetti

Oliver Zanetti

Oliver Zanetti

Mission Manager, sustainable future mission

Oliver Zanetti is mission manager for Nesta’s sustainable future mission, which focuses on home decarbonisation and economic recovery.

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