110,000 new heat pumps installed in 2022 in the Netherlands

13 Feb 2023

With 70,000 heat pumps installed in new buildings and around 40,000 in existing homes in 2022, the Dutch heat pump market experienced a 57% growth compared to 2021

Data released by the Dutch Heat Pump Association, shows that the number of heat pumps installed in the Netherlands skyrocketed in 2022, after steadily growing for years. Central heating boilers will be banned from 2026 and the government has incentivised the installation of heat pumps through several programmes and loans. The Hybrid Heat Pumps Action Plan, for instance, resulted in a 100% surge in sales of this heat pump technology. 

The sector has been investing heavily in the expansion of production lines and training schemes, but, most of the current purchases are from wealthier customers. “Making the less wealthy households gas-free is now the challenge“, warns Frank Agterberg, chairman of the Dutch Heat Pump Association. 

Read the press release of the Dutch Heat Pump Association (in Dutch)

Photo credit: Thomas Bormans on Unsplash

Related articles

Heat pumps are an efficient, renewable replacement for fossil fuel-based boilers. Not only do they heat and pr...
24 May 2024
The European Parliament takes decisions that impact your life, and the future of renewables in Europe.  W...
23 May 2024
Gas boilers in the Netherlands will no longer have to be sustainably replaced from 2026 if a proposal of the.....
16 May 2024
A group of 15 EU governments called for the announced Heat Pump Action Plan to be published in a joint...
14 May 2024