The Environment Agency is calling on the Government to offer more financial incentives to home-owners and businesses to take up this low-carbon, energy efficient form of heating and cooling through the forthcoming Renewable Heat Incentive.
It is also predicting that, with the right financial support, GSHP systems, which tap into the natural warmth stored underground, could by 2020 provide nearly one-third of the UK’s renewable heat.
Patrick Sherriff, sales and marketing director of Geothermal International said: “We have always believed that GSHP systems can make a huge contribution to the UK’s campaign to combat climate change by cutting carbon emissions.
“It is heartening that the Environment Agency is now so convinced that GSHP systems have a major role to play in fighting global warming that it is urging the Government to offer more financial support.
“We are finding that more and more organisations are realising they can reduce building running costs while helping to save the planet by installing GSHP systems to heat and cool their premises.
“The figure of one million systems being installed by 2020 is far from pie in the sky – GSHP systems are truly a heating and cooling solution for the 21st century.”