16 September 2005
Public fails to warm to heat pumps
A RECENT survey by Daikin distributor Space Air has
revealed just how ignorant the UK public is of air
conditioning, particularly heat pumps, and how home
owners are totally unaware of Government reductions
in VAT on heat pump installations. As a result, Space
Air has called on energy minister Malcolm Wicks to
make a more formal announcement about the potential
benefits for customers.
Of the 1,000 people surveyed, no-one was aware of the
VAT reduction on heat pumps to just 5%.
Space md Neil Afram maintains that the Government
has failed to communicate its latest energy
conservation initiative to the general public. 'We believe
the minister should be urged to step-up the current
education programme with all speed,' he said.
The VAT reductions were announced in the last budget
and first reported in the June issue of ACR News.