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Energy bills alert: Heat pumps could replace gas boilers but ‘cost upwards of £1,000’

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“While heat pumps are arguably more versatile than gas boilers, being able to both heat and cool homes, more powerful heat pumps that can service the average home cost anything upwards of £1,000, as well as added installation fees.

“On top of this, heat pumps require a large amount of electricity, and electric prices are likely to rise even higher.

“This could lead to higher energy bills for some households, with electricity currency three times the cost of gas.

“While heat pumps may be a good option for households in certain areas and circumstances, they will likely not be affordable for all households.



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