British Gas announces heat pump install price guarantee

British Gas

British Gas has announced it will be offering the lowest priced heat pump installations to help more of its customers to lower their emissions.

The company is set to start prices from £2,999 per install but said it will match anything lower offered by another company for a MCS credited install.

British Gas has over 2,300 heat pumps installed to date.

Andrew Middleton, managing director of British Gas Net Zero, said: “Heat pumps are an essential part of the UK’s journey towards a decarbonised future. We recognise that many households are being cautious with their spending in the current climate and want to do all we can to make this technology more affordable – so that those customers who can make the move to low carbon heating feel compelled to do so now.

“Supporting our customers in lowering their emissions at home is at the forefront of our plans and we need to make sure it is affordable and accessible so that no one is left behind. We are committed to working with governments, regulators and legislators to ensure we have the right policies and frameworks in place to achieve this. Our engineers have installed over 8,000 electric car charging points, have installed over 2,300 heat pumps and are improving insulation and providing solar panels around the country each day.”

Business and Energy Minister Lord Callanan added: “It is fantastic that homeowners across England and Wales will benefit from the clean, efficient energy that heat pumps deliver and at a much more competitive price than they would have been sold for just a few years ago, thanks to initiatives like the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and British Gas’s new offer.

“We know that heat pumps are proven to be an excellent, reliable technology which help consumers to move away from fluctuating gas prices. With offers like this one, alongside government incentives such as slashing VAT on heat pump installation to zero, government and industry can work together in helping more homeowners to see these benefits in 2023 and beyond”.  

The offer applies to a standard air source heat pump up to 7Kw and a standard cylinder with a capacity up to 200L, along with mechanical and electrical installation.