The first installation of an air source heat pump as part of British Gas’ rollout in the south west has been completed in Devon.
The installation was done in partnership with Daikin, with British Gas to roll the new service out nationwide follow the installations in the south west.
The energy supplier also has plans to incorporate Hive Active Heating controls into the proposition later this year. This would enable customers to manage their heating remotely.
Centrica – British Gas’ parent company – is already installing air source heat pumps into social housing under the PH Jones brand, aiming to install up to 1,000 a year, and up to 20,000 a year by 2025.
The government, meanwhile, is targeting a total of 600,000 heat pump installations annually by 2028, having committed to this goal in the Ten Point Plan, which was released in November 2020.
“Heat pumps are an essential part of the UK’s journey towards a decarbonised future. Our first homeowner installation in Ivybridge is testament to our commitment to helping customers lower their carbon emissions using smart technology,” Jana Siber, managing director at British Gas sai.