The United Kingdom Air Source
Heat Pump Market is driven by rising awareness about the adverse effects of
greenhouse gas, growth in infrastructure development to cater the increasing
population, along with various government schemes.
An air source heat pump is a
device that uses outside air to convert into and hot water or air systems in
the house. To generate heat water for the home's heating and hot
water systems, an air source heat pump first takes heat from the outside and
transforms it into a fluid. Even when the temperature drops to -15°C or even
-25°C, the pump, which is located outside the house, continues to take heat
from the air. It needs electricity to operate, but as it generates more
heat than it uses electricity, it is more energy-efficient than typical heating
United Kingdom Air Source
Heat Pump market has been fueled by the rising need for heat
pumps brought on by the expansion of the residential and commercial
building sectors as well as government subsidies for improving energy
efficiency and lowering carbon emissions. Additionally, because residential
facilities have more affordable heat pumps, the demand has increased.
Due to their great energy
efficiency and low carbon emissions, several governments are attempting to
enact energy conservation legislation. To organize, monitor, and create energy
conservation policies as part of its energy efficiency policy, the U.K.
government established energy efficiency offices.
The COVID-19 pandemic
restrictions were accompanied by new product launches and technological
advancements that will propel the market's expansion. For instance, Daikin
Europe recently introduced the Daikin Altherma 3 R, a high-capacity R-32
refrigerant split air to the water heat pump that provides household hot water
setup in addition to cooling and heating.
A central heating and hot
water system can use heat pumps, a relatively recent technology, to move heat
from the earth or outside air around it. Compared to gas, they are far cleaner
and more energy efficient.
Currently, gas boilers
provide more than 85% of the household heating in United Kingdom. On the other hand, air
source heat pumps, which are much more prevalent than ground source heat pumps,
make up roughly 1% of the UK's heating systems and account for 2% of renewable
heating. The UK government’s goal of net zero by 2050 is incompatible with
this. An intergovernmental energy organization known as the International
Energy Agency has urged for global action to outlaw gas boilers starting in
2025 and encourage the use of heat pumps in their place.