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Heat pump installations: challenges and solutions

While the UK was one of the first countries in the world to introduce legally binding targets for the reduction of carbon emissions, we have found ourselves behind many other European countries when it comes to the adoption of low carbon heating solutions.

Heat pump installations: challenges and solutions

Daniel Jackson, UK training manager at Daikin, explores the role that heat pumps play in the UK’s net zero goals, along with the challenges and solutions for installers specifying and installing the technology.

Transitioning to heat pump installations

Heat pump technology stands out as a pivotal low carbon heating option to replace conventional gas and oil boilers. The efficiency of heat pumps is remarkable, producing 3 to 4 kilowatts (kw) of heat for every 1 kw of electricity used. Under optimal conditions, they can achieve an efficiency rate of up to 400%, which significantly surpasses, for example, the estimated 90% efficiency of a gas boiler.

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