The Scottish Government’s draft Heat in Buildings strategy, published in February 2021, set out the target of switching one million homes to low and zero carbon emission heating systems by 2030. Getting one million homes to switch to low 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.
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 not only the interest-free Home Energy Scotland Loan, featuring attractive cashback options, but also other funding that aims to help more people install renewable and energy efficiency improvements in their homes.