The £450m scheme is aimed at encouraging people to switch from gas boilers to heat pumps to heat their homes. However, opposition MPs and journalists have said that the scheme doesn’t go far enough and also highlighted the government’s target to sell 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028.
Boris Johnson will today set out the government’s plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 70% by 2030. As part of the package, homeowners will be able to apply for a £5,000 grant to install a heat pump in their home from April next year.
The £5,000 grants will be available from next April, and will mean people installing a heat pump will pay a similar amount to the installation of traditional gas boilers.
what people are saying?
EcoMirage Will this grant also cover @sunamp and Heated plasterboards as both are cheaper than heat pumps and sustainable build within the fabric of the building. No noisy fans and stop & start ups of heat pumps in the night. NO gas either.
Pamela kHeat pumps are good if – and only if – homes are fully insulated. And there will be countless people totally unable to afford to replace their old gas boiler with a heat pump, even with a grant which will, going on past evidence of govt schemes, probably be unobtainable.