The European Union passed legislation to encourage the use of renewable energy sources (RES) in 2009 (2009/28/EC). The RES Directive’s article two defines which sources of energy are deemed renewable. It includes aerothermal (energy stored in air), hydrothermal (energy stored in water) and geothermal (energy stored below the earth’s crust). The Directive explicitly recognizes heat pump technology as necessary to make use of these renewable sources.
The European Union supports renewable energy from heat pumps, which is why the majority of EU member states offer subsidies for such projects. There are various discount schemes and financial incentives that reduce investment and occasionally operational costs too by double-digit percentages.
A heating system based on a heat pump is characterized by durability, low maintenance and low operating costs. Eurostat data shows that heating still constitutes 49% of domestic maintenance costs. This is why a properly chosen, designed and professionally built heating system is so important for all homeowners.
Thermia heat pumps provide up to 80% energy savings, 50-75% savings on running costs and can reduce your carbon footprint around 50%. However, decision to install a renewable energy heating system involves a major investment. This is a relatively new technology area and you should ensure that you are fully informed and proceed carefully to ensure that you get a system that truly meets your requirements and expectations.
Please contact with authorized Thermia installer for more information about grants and initiatives available in your country.