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British Gas offers reduced rate heat pump tariff

UK: Energy supplier British Gas has introduced a new reduced rate electricity tariff in a bid to encourage more heat pump installations. 

The offer of a unit rate of 14p/kWh for the electricity used to run a heat pump for the first year could save households up to £450, compared to heating a home with a D-rated gas boiler, it is said.

The new energy offering is available to all British Gas energy customers that purchase any air-source heat pump from British Gas.

British Gas and sister company Hive are also looking to make heat pumps simpler to understand. Smart home expert, Hive, and heat pump manufacturer Daikin have recently announced that they will be integrating heat pumps into the Hive smart home technology with trials due to begin later this year.

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