Heat pumps

April 2021

Much of the discussion about reducing carbon emissions from domestic heating refers to the benefits of replacing oil or gas boilers with (usually air source) heat pumps.  Several independent organisations offer advice to householders about the choice and installation of heat pumps, and we collected links to some of this advice

Energy Saving Trust

Home Energy Scotland

Renewable Energy Hub (comprehensive, has links to suppliers)

Changeworks (connected to HES, lightweight)

An interesting variation of the heat pump concept is a sea-source installation in Ullapool, which was visited and described in 2017 by Martin Sherring.

Read Martin's account




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