Advice for Homeowners

Considering a switch from fossil fuels?

The use of heat pumps for heating and domestic hot water (DHW) in the UK is relatively new for individual houses and apartments, however, they are very common in offices, shops and hotels, where they would usually be referred to as air-conditioning systems. As a homeowner or tenant, it's likely that you already own at least one heat pump - your fridge.

Buying and installing a heat pump system

The heat pump sector is developing rapidly, but it can still be more difficult to find a heat pump specialist than a good fossil fuel technician or engineer. The Heat Pump Federation is here to help, and with a bit of market research and due diligence you will quickly be on the road to decarbonising your heating.

If you already have a heat pump and need some operating help

Heat pumps like to work a little differently to a conventional fossil fuel boiler, but once you are used to it, the results are great. Your installer should help with operating guidance, however, if you've purchased a property with a heat pump and have some questions, drop us an email.

Government advice

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) publishes a range of consumer advice via the Simple Energy Advice Service.

Test drive a heat pump

If you a considering installing a heat pump in your home, you can virtually test drive a heat pump with the Heat Pump Federation to help you see, hear and feel what it might be like.

Case Studies

The Heat Pump Federation is working on a library of case studies which we will publish on our website in due course, in the meantime case studies can be found on the Energy Systems Catapult's website for a 1930s four-bedroom detached house in suburban East Sussex and a 2000s three-bedroom flat in urban Edinburgh, Scotland.

For detailed advice on choosing systems and installers, download this guide

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