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The Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings strategy, published in October 2021, set out the target of switching one million homes to zero emissions heating by 2030. Getting one million homes to switch to zero carbon heating is an ambitious target but it’s an important one – and Home Energy Scotland is on hand to help.

Heat pumps – usually air source or ground source – are modern, low carbon heating systems that are much more energy efficient than boilers and traditional electric heating. 21% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from our homes, with three quarters coming from our heating and hot water. This means that heat pumps will continue to play a crucial role in meeting net zero carbon targets and addressing the climate emergency.

Air Source Heat Pump

We have specialist advisors based across Scotland who can give expert, impartial advice on switching to a heat pump. We also have a range of free online tools to help you find out more about your options, identify an installer, and research available funding to help cover the cost of installation. This includes the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan, with grant funding for new heat pumps up to £7,500, or £9,000 if the household qualifies for the rural uplift, but also other funding. Use our Funding Finder to find out what support may be available to you.

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Home Renewables Selector

Check if your home is suitable for a heat pump and find out how much carbon and money you could save.

Green Homes Network

Read stories from those who've installed, or book a visit or chat with a homeowner to find out more.

Funding Finder

Find out what funding and support is available to help you install a heat pump.

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