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Meet Gordon

When Gordon and his family were building their new home, they wanted to make it as energy efficient as possible.

Concerned about the future viability of gas, they installed an air source heat pump, alongside solar panels. Gordon applied for an interest-free loan, funded by the Scottish Government, to help cover the cost.

“The decision to install the heat pump and solar panels was definitely one worth making.”

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John and Laura say their renewables systems "are keeping our costs down" and that "once you have a heat pump, you'll wonder why you didn't get one sooner".

Philippa

Philippa, whose heat pump was quick to install, says "we're really pleased to have been able to make such a significant step in reducing our carbon footprint".

Toby

Toby says “We couldn’t have installed without the Home Energy Scotland Loan. The assistance available from the Scottish Government was a real no-brainer.”

David and Pauline

David and Pauline says they installed because “reducing our home’s total energy use just made sense. If you want to reduce your carbon emissions, heat pumps are great."

Ruth

Ruth says “everyone who’s visited has been really impressed how warm the house is and that there’s constant hot water" and “my tenants love that the house is warm and cosy”.

Jim

Jim, who switched to a ground source heat pump when his old oil system became unreliable, is impressed by its reliability, cost and energy efficiency. He says “I wouldn’t go back.”