08 August 2013 – NAPIT have welcomed the findings of a new Energy Saving Trust (EST) report which suggests homeowners could be making savings and earnings of up to £1,350 a year by installing air source and £3,000 per year by installing ground source heat pumps in their homes.
The Heat Pump Field Trials: Phase 2 report, part of a study carried out between 2010 and 2013, is one of the most comprehensive of its kind. It analysed the wide variation in current performance of 44 heat pump sites across the UK and found that properly designed systems, installed to the highest standards, are the key to ensuring the best levels of long-term efficiency and output.
These figures come after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff levels of 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps. The domestic RHI scheme is expected to be introduced in spring 2014. DECC will also offer an extra set payment of £230 per year where homeowners take out metering and monitoring support packages for heat pumps.
Who are NAPIT?
NAPIT are a Government approved registration body for the Electrical Industry.
Comprised of NAPIT Registration, Certification, Services, Inspection, Training, and the NAPIT Trade Association, the NAPIT Group has been established for over 20 years and has grown to become a nationwide organisation working across five different markets.