Six Town Housing has installed air source heat pumps in 90 properties, as part of a trial programme that aims to reduce energy consumption in homes across Greater Manchester.
Residents across Wigan Borough, Bury and Manchester are helping to reduce carbon emissions while saving money on their fuel bills by taking part in the pilot project that has seen 550 homes have their old inefficient heating systems replaced with air source heat pumps.
The pumps are connected to a ‘smart grid’ system which can manage the energy produced in people’s homes and help reduce demand on the National Grid, which is currently close to capacity. This uses less energy and can therefore lead to cheaper fuel bills. It’s the first time the technology has been used in homes anywhere in the world.