Useful Links

Grants and funding for heat pumps.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) ended earlier in 2022 in the UK.  The Clean Heat Grant, also known as the Boiler Upgrade Scheme , is a government scheme launched in spring 2022.   This is a £5,000 or £6,000 payment administrated via an MCS accredited heat pump installer. It is likely to rise to £7,500 later in 2023.

Ground Source Heat Pump Association

GSHPA.  Lots if detailed useful information here

The IEA Heat Pump Centre. (International)

UK Heat Pump Association

HPA   UK trade association

Natural Refrigerants          Hydrocarbons21   

There is an increased interest in Natural Refrigerants at present.  These 2 sites show various applications using Hydrocarbon and Carbon Dioxide refrigerants.

UK Manufacturers, Kensa Heat Pumps have a lot of information on their website

Interesting sites for techie-science types

Sound regulations for Air source MCS(from page 15)

This one for beginners  FantasticFridges

And ‘’ is a great one about water in pipes

Sizing ground source trenches and boreholes   MCS look-up tables

How much energy could be saved by making small changes to everyday household behaviours?     (DECC)


Open Source energy monitoring. These systems produce graphs on the interner for temperature and power. Can be adapted for any type of input as required.  Ideal for diagnosis.
Heat Pump Monitor

The AECB. This is THE place for current Low energy thinking

Some very interesting and informative discussions on the AECB forum – used by experts in the know


GridWatch is really interesting. It can be addictive.  UK Dashboard

MyGrid is equally as interesting showing CO2 pollution figures

This Live grid tells you the Live Carbon content of the UK grid. Now

Climate and Carbon information  CarbonBrief