With the UK’s commitment to reduce fossil fuels usage and CO2 emissions, heat pumps provide a viable alternative to current heating methods, however IMG 1575uptake remains low. The IOR is organising a Midlands Regional Meeting and TechTalk on 4 April discussing the reasons why homes and businesses have so far been reluctant to switch to heat pumps. Little has yet been achieved to reduce UK CO2 emissions associated with space heating in spite of the fact that it accounts for 18% of emissions. Part of the solution is to use electrically driven heat pumps, and various UK carbon reduction plans have set ambitious targets for heat pumps to replace central heating boilers in both new-build and retrofit situations.  However even in off-gas-grid areas where heat pumps compete better with oil fuel or direct electric heating, take-up is still very low. The presentation will provide insights as to why heat pumps still remain unattractive and will explore technical and marketing solutions to incite more UK households to install heat pumps.

A networking event will take place prior to the presentation allowing participants to catch up with IOR Executive Committee, the Women in RACHP Group and other RACHP professionals working in the local area.

A webinar will be available for anyone unable to attend in person. Register here to secure your place.

For more information and bookings, visit the event's dedicated page.

 

Institute of Refrigeration  
Kelvin House, 76 Mill Lane  
Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

+44 (0)208 6477033

ior@ior.org.uk