DUBLIN — According to a recently published report by Fact.MR, the worldwide sales of heat pumps reached 11 million units in 2018, which are estimated to record a year-over-year growth of about 10 percent in 2019. Gains in the heat pump market are prominently underpinned by the continued consumer quest for ecological alternative to conventional heating systems. The report also suggests that the thriving trend of decarbonizing buildings, aiming at the zero-carbon future, will continue to significantly contribute to the robust increase in market revenues.
A wave of energy efficiency and sustainable heating technologies hitting the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors has led to a notable rise in the adoption of heat pumps. Considering the rapid switch to renewable heating systems, heat pump manufacturers are focusing on the incorporation of the latest technologies in their high-efficiency low-cost offerings. The report opines that heat pump manufacturers are also investing efforts in product innovations in terms of customization, with an objective to cater to the demands created by region-specific climatic conditions.
As energy-efficient products continue to play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and regulate the amount of electricity consumed by the residential and commercial sectors, it is highly likely that heat pump sales will remain highly influenced by their sustainability quotient. Additionally, the brisk expansion of the construction industry, coupled with the growing frequency of innovations in HVAC systems, will remain a major booster to the growth of the heat pump market.
According to the study, the overall performance of heat pumps has been experiencing notable improvement, which is expected to enable them to take over those markets that are currently controlled by gas boilers. In comparison with water-source and ground-source heat pumps, the air source variants will continue to account for higher market shares. With about 70 percent revenue share recorded in 2018, manufacturers’ spending on air source heat pumps is likely to see an uptick in the near future.
The full report can be found here.
Publication date: 7/11/2019