The hybrid heat pump will become the standard for heating homes from 2026, the cabinet announces. This means that from then on people will have to switch to a more sustainable alternative when replacing a central heating system. In addition to a hybrid heat pump, this can also be a fully electric heat pump or a connection to a heat network.
By now naming a year, the cabinet wants to provide clarity to suppliers, installers and home and building owners. “The urgency of sustainability is great and the pace must be increased,” says Minister De Jonge for Housing. He adds that there is an exception for houses that are not suitable.
Minister Jetten for Climate and Energy says that a heat pump not only provides significant gas savings, “but is also good for the energy bill and the climate”. In the coming years, he wants to work with manufacturers and installers to train more technicians and to scale up the production of heat pumps in the Netherlands.