£7m social housing upgrade


26 March 2024

More than 200 of Ideal Heating’s Logic Air heat pumps are being installed in properties across the North East as part of a major social housing upgrade programme.

Ideal Heating’s heat pumps form part of a £7m retrofit upgrade investment by Bernicia Group and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

The investment will mean hundreds of tenants will benefit from improvements to their homes to meet Government targets, including the installation of the heat pumps and solar panels, as well as better insulation.

It is part of a wider £80m project to upgrade more than 5,000 homes across the North East and Yorkshire under a Government programme to make homes more energy efficient.

The two-year contract is underway, with more than 20 heat pumps already installed. The project spans homes in areas including Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead and across Northumberland.

A total of 206 Logic Air heat pumps will be installed over the next 18 months, in Bernicia properties which do not currently achieve at least an energy SAP rating of C.

Installation of the heat pumps will not cost tenants anything, or affect their rent.

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Logic Air is Ideal Heating’s first monobloc heat pump for the domestic market. It was launched last year as a major move by the company to support the drive to decarbonise UK homes.

Ideal Heating’s contract with Bernicia Group underlines the powerful proposition Logic Air offers social housing providers, as they transition their housing stock to low carbon heating solutions for new and existing homes.


For more about Ideal Heating’s work in the social housing sector, go to www.idealheating.com/social-housing