(qlmbusinessnews.com Tues 19th, 2024) London, UK —

Government Warned: Heat Pumps Still Too Pricey.

The UK government is under fire as warnings emerge that heat pumps remain prohibitively expensive for many households, with awareness about the technology still lacking.

Despite ambitious targets set by officials, only 55,000 heat pumps were sold nationwide in 2022, a figure far below what's needed to meet climate goals. The government aims to install 600,000 low-carbon heat pumps annually by 2028, but experts are skeptical of achieving this.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has called on the government to ramp up efforts to educate the public about heat pumps and take action to reduce costs. With heating accounting for a significant portion of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions, transitioning to low-carbon alternatives like heat pumps is crucial.

However, hurdles remain, including limited awareness, higher costs compared to traditional gas boilers, and a lack of long-term financial support for households. The average cost of air source heat pumps, the most common type, is £10,000 more than a gas boiler, making them financially out of reach for many.

While the government has launched campaigns to promote heat pumps and offers grants to incentivize their installation, industry experts stress the need for clearer messaging and certainty around policy decisions. The ongoing debate over hydrogen as an alternative further complicates matters, leading to hesitation among consumers and industry players.

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In response to criticism, the government points to initiatives like the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which provides grants for heat pumps. However, concerns persist about the pace of adoption and the government's commitment to decarbonization.

With the UK lagging behind its European counterparts in transitioning to low-carbon heating, stakeholders emphasize the urgency of decisive action. Delays in implementing fines for boiler manufacturers failing to meet heat pump sales targets are seen as a setback, prolonging the country's reliance on gas.

As the government faces mounting pressure to accelerate the shift to heat pumps, the need for clearer policies, increased financial support, and a concerted effort to raise awareness becomes ever more apparent.

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