The building services training provider also experienced a 433% week-on-week increase in traffic to its training courses web page following the news that the Boiler Upgrade Scheme offers £5,000 and £6,000 grants to 90,000 UK households to have low-carbon heating systems such as ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps.
This reaction to the government’s announcement further solidifies the good news that installers and engineers will be even more in demand despite fears that the industry could be negatively affected by plans to discontinue traditional heating systems and introduce low-carbon alternatives.
100,000 searches for ‘heat pumps’ on Google
The study also reveals that Google experienced the highest-ever search interest in ‘heat pumps’ following the announcement, with 100,000 searches recorded on Tuesday 19 October.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme grants will be available from April 2022.
Logic4Training director, Mark Krull, said there is no need for tradespeople to panic about the extinction of gas boilers:
“Gas boiler installations stop being installed in new-builds in 2025 and the government aims to phase out all-new gas boiler installations by 2035. It has also been confirmed that under no circumstances will consumers be required to get rid of a working gas central heating system.
“As gas boilers have an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years it is fair to assume they will be around for at least another 30 years, if not more, requiring regular servicing and maintenance. Heat pump courses are designed for existing plumbing and heating engineers looking to upskill, providing a great opportunity for installers wishing to future-proof their business.”