Heat pumps are the future of domestic energy

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation supports EHPA tour educating why

Turning the focus onto the fast-growing market at a time when the UK Government has just announced an incentive to replace boilers with heat pumps

Southampton, UK – 9th November 2021: Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, a leading electric heating manufacturer, has highlighted its support for the European heat pump industry by sponsoring the European Heat Pump Association’s (EHPA) heat pump tour from Düsseldorf in Germany to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation hosted one of the legs of the tour at its Innovation Studio in Shoreditch, London on Monday 8th November. During the event, it ran a demonstration of its heat pump solutions on a virtual reality headset and in conjunction with the EHPA, discussed how heat pumps work; the benefits of the technology for new build and building renovations, and its future as part of household energy systems.

This event follows hard on the heels of the UK Government’s recent decision to offer UK households grants worth £5,000 to install heat pumps. The moves form part of the Government’s heat and buildings strategy and wider plans to cut UK climate emissions to net zero by 2050.

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Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation is helping support the transition to more sustainable energy and promoting greener energy use through heat pumps. Today it offers a range of air source and ground source heat pumps ranging from 4-6kW right up to 60kW for air source heat pumps and 130kW for ground source devices.

In the UK, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation is currently focusing on two products: the Zeroth Energy System, an advanced communal ambient loop solution using in-apartment heat pumps to provide building services to residential apartments, (typically high-rise) and the Edel Hot Water Heat Pump, which comes in two sizes, 200 litres (200L) and 270 litres (270L), and is addressing domestic hot water demand.

Martin Betz, Technical Director, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation said: “We are focused on developing easy-to-install heat pumps. By making our products quicker and easier to install we make them more accessible. That’s key as there is no house in Europe, which you can’t heat effectively with a heat pump: as long as you get the installation right.”

EHPA Secretary General, Thomas Nowak, said: “We are delighted that Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation has chosen to support our tour to showcase the value of heat pumps. Heat pumps are a key enabler for the decarbonisation of buildings and industrial processes.”

“The technology is reliable and mature and is already deployed in quantities. Solutions are ready for all new and renovated buildings. We are confidently looking forward to a more sustainable future, where the majority of buildings in Europe are run off heat pumps rather than oil and gas.”

About the European Heat Pump Association

The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) represents the majority of the European heat pump industry. Its members comprise of heat pump and component manufacturers, research institutes, universities, testing labs and energy agencies. Its key goal is to promote awareness and proper deployment of heat pump technology in the European market for residential, commercial and industrial applications. EHPA aims to provide technical and economic input to European, national and local authorities in legislative, regulatory and energy efficiency matters. All activities are aimed at overcoming market barriers and dissemination of information in order to speed up market development of heat pumps for heating, cooling and hot water production. https://www.ehpa.org/

About Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation encompasses other industry notable brands including Burco, Creda, Dimplex, NOBO, Redring and Xpelair.

The company is the market leader in electric heating appliances and installed heating, it designs, develops and manufactures professionally installed heating and ventilation systems for residential and commercial buildings. This ranges from smart electric heating systems using the latest control and communications technologies, through to heating networks encompassing heat pumps, Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery systems and a range of heat emitters. www.gdhv.com