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Could a heat pump be the answer to heating your home in winter?

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Heat pumps are already cheaper to run than conventional boilers. Image: REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Douglas Broom
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A graphic showing how heat pumps work.
Heat pumps are more efficient than boilers. Image: IEA.

A bar chart showing which region is installing heat pumps the fastest.
Despite these rising sales, heat pumps only supplied 10% of heating for all types of buildings worldwide in 2021. Image: IEA.

A bar chart showing heating demand and share of heat pumps worldwide.
The IEA says governments need to support the rollout of heat pumps. Image: IEA.

A graph showing which homes will benefit the most by electricity consumption by heat pumps.
Making homes more energy efficient means they can use lower-capacity heat pumps. Image: IEA.

Charts that show how much natural gas heat pumps can replace.
Annual heat pump installations is set to go over 6 million units by 2030. Image: IEA.
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