Heat pump myth 2: Heat pumps are only suitable for new buildings
The truth: Heat pumps can be successfully used to heat even the oldest of properties
Modern heat pumps can be used in renovations, even with radiators, when the system design is appropriate. For example you may simply need to substitute few larger radiators or swap to fan coil emitters in a few rooms. Adjusting to continuous heating patterns is another one of the simple adjustments that can be made for an older property. "We estimate that far more than 50 percent of the existing heating systems can be converted to heat pumps without major measures," said Mark Mcmanus, Managing Director of STIEBEL ELTRON UK.