At an online launch on 29 February, Kensa said it is set to reveal its solution to help bring heat pumps to the masses, decarbonise current and future homes and create green jobs.
The launch was presented by Tamsin Lishman, Kensa CEO, joined by Chris Stark, chief executive of the Climate Change Committee.
Tamsin said: “Mass adoption of heat pumps, including Ground Source Heat Pumps, will grow the economy, create green jobs and bring people out of fuel poverty.
“We are about to embark upon the biggest transformation in home heating since the conversion to natural gas fifty years ago. We will show how the next generation of Ground Source Heat Pumps can provide millions with long-lasting clean, energy-efficient home heating and cooling.”
Studies have shown installing more heat pumps will increase GDP by £6.8bn by 2030 and avoid £2.5bn in gas costs. A statement said networked ground source heat pumps can be almost 20% cheaper (£290/year) to install and operate than air source heat pumps (ASHP) on an annual basis.
Research found that mass heat pump adoption improves people’s health, and could save the NHS £1.4bn per year. It cited that 17,000 premature deaths are linked to air pollution annually and one third of UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from heat.
With the Future Homes Standard set to effectively ban installations of gas boilers in new build homes from 2025, ground source heat pumps are expected to be an essential solution for the government to meet its target of 600,000 heat pump installations a year by 2028 and propel the UK to Net Zero.
By 2030 Kensa plans to deliver 70,000 ground source heat pumps a year, a move that will create 7,000 green jobs and put more people in control over when they heat their homes.