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Meet John and Laura

When John and Laura’s gas boiler packed up, they took the opportunity to install an air source heat pump alongside new solar panels.

They applied for an interest-free Home Energy Scotland Loan, funded by the Scottish Government, to help cover the costs.

The couple are happy that “we’ve drastically cut out carbon footprint” and, as energy and petrol prices keep rising “our renewables systems are keeping our costs down. Once you have a heat pump, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one sooner.”

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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".


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.”


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.”


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.”