Meet Jim

Jim's 110-year-old house isn’t on the gas network, and when his old oil system became unreliable, he decided to “get off oil”.

Jim contacted Home Energy Scotland to find out how he could make his home cosier and improve its environmental performance. He decided to install a ground source heat pump, and says the advice he received “saved me money, stress, and time”.

After being impressed by the heat pump's reliability, cost and energy efficiency, Jim says “I wouldn’t go back.”

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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.”


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”.

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."


Gordon says the decision to install a heat pump and solar panels in the home his family were building "was definitely one worth making.”