The future of heat pump installation is digital


03 July 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to help shape heatly, a new software package and supporting app that will make heat pump installation easier, improving consumer confidence and stimulating demand. Set to benefit the whole sector - from manufacturers and installers to Trade Associations, training providers and energy companies, heatly is part funded by Department of Energy, Security and Net Zero under the Heat Pump Ready programme.

Utilising the latest technologies to enhance the process of choosing and installing a heat pump - including 30 second room surveying, a simple heat loss calculation tool, 3D visualisation and a single place to view all supporting paperwork, heatly will remove installer barriers and improve consumer confidence.

The first version of heatly, which covers the essentials of heat pump installation, is currently being trialled but there is scope to contribute to the next stages of development before widespread launch in Spring 2024. Once launched, heatly will provide opportunities for businesses to tailor the look and functionality of the app for their specific requirements.

Thormer Solutions Limited, the company behind heatly, is calling for a wide variety of organisations across the heat pump supply chain and related industries to invest in the development of this exciting new technology.

Griff Thomas, Managing Director of Thormer Solutions and expert renewables training provider, GTEC, said: "We are at a critical point in the development of heatly; getting it right at this stage will greatly benefit everyone involved in the heat pump supply chain and beyond. We want to hear from businesses and organisations across the sector to understand their challenges and make sure the app meets our industry's needs.

"Investors will have a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of a potentially game changing tool that could really accelerate support for heat pumps. Accurate specification is so crucial and heatly will massively improve and speed-up this part of the process. High quality installations and the removal of barriers will lead to happy heating engineers and end users - essential to driving the market forward."

A new website has been launched,, where potential investors can find out more, and installers and homeowners can register for updates on the app's development.

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What is heatly?

Heatly is the brainchild of Thormer Solutions which was formed by Griff Thomas, MD for the UK's premiere renewables training provider, GTEC, and expert in software design for the heating industry, Paul Harmer from Inventive Software. Paul is also CIPHE's Lead Technical Consultant.

For heating engineers: heatly will simplify the heat pump installation process; utilising the latest technologies, such as 2d/3d modelling and visualisation tools to create a fully intuitive one-stop shop for surveying, specification, installation and commissioning.

For homeowners: heatly will enhance experience; from choosing an installer and visualising what the system may look like, to ongoing operational satisfaction and access to the best energy tariffs.

For the heat pump sector: heatly will link homeowners, installers, manufacturers, energy providers and green finance products/grants to ensure high quality heat pump installations that positively influence end-user take up and the reputation of the sector as a whole.