Heat pumps plan may fail due to lack of engineering skills: The government’s scheme to increase heat pump installations is doomed to fail because of the engineering skills shortage.

According to a new study by the consumer website Heating Hub, that suggests over 90% of the UK’s heating system engineers are not trained to correctly install and set up modern condensing gas boilers to run at their maximum efficiencies.

The discoveries of the report also show that almost 86% of installers feel ‘disappointed’ by the sector because of the inadequate training they have received.

The government revealed a ten-step plan for a ‘green industrial revolution‘ last week, which contained a commitment to install 600,000 heat pumps each year by 2028.

Jo Alsop, Founder of The Heating Hub, stated: “Providing the training to help engineers to install and set up modern condensing boilers to run at their A-rated label efficiencies would present a far quicker route to reducing emissions in the short term.

“Moreover, once gas engineers know how to get condensing boilers working at their A-label efficiencies, the transition to heat pumps is an easy one.”

Heat pumps plan may fail due to lack of engineering skills

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