Project type: Energy Efficiency
Project location: Switzerland
Project status: In operation, exclusive
Annual CO₂ reduction: 2,700 t
The support programme for heat pumps of myclimate supports homeowners with a subsidy ranging from 2’000 to 10’000 CHF if they replace their old oil or gas heating system with an energy efficient heat pump with an output of up to 15 kW. Another support programme promotes heat pumps with outputs between 15 and 400 kW in residential rental properties.
Although the installation of a heat pump would be feasible and much more climate-friendly in most cases, two thirds of all home owners in Switzerland continue to opt for a new oil or gas heating system
The main reason why many homeowners nevertheless do not choose a heat pump is probably the comparatively higher investment costs. However, it is often forgotten that the running costs for electricity and maintenance are signiﬁcantly lower with a heat pump. The costs for oil or gas are completely omitted and so is the uncertainty, which so far accompanied the price development of the oil and gas prices. Therefore, the heat pump is a future-oriented and sustainable heating solution. Per installed heat pump, around 2000 litres of heating oil or 2000 cubic metres of natural gas are saved annually. With this step, every private household can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Are you a homeowner and would you like to replace your old oil or gas heating soon? myclimate calculates the amount of the subsidy for the heat pump after successful registration based on past annual energy consumption (0.18 CHF/kWh), whereas the subsidy amounts to at least CHF 2'000. The funding calculator offers you an initial estimate. With the subsidy, we would like to remove investment barriers and make it easier for you to decide on a heat pump and protect the climate.
Send us the completed registration form today! We support heat pumps up to 15kW thermal heating capacity, which replace a heating system using fuel oil or natural gas and which do not qualify for any state subsidy. Please visit the Energiefranken website to check whether you can receive a state subsidy. The subsidy in the myclimate funding programme is only valid for the replacement of oil or natural gas heating systems. Electric heating systems and other types of heating are excluded from the programme.
The procedure of the subsidy program is as follows (details can be found in the application form):
In order to guarantee the quality of the programme, only those heat pump systems developed in accordance with the quality standard Heat Pump System Module (HP System Module) will receive a subsidy. This standard was developed by the Swiss Heat Pump Association FWS and guarantees high energy efficiency and optimal processes. According to a study by SwissEnergy (EnergieSchweiz), this leads to an annual reduction of electricity costs by approx. 15 per cent. Generally, the additional expenditures for a HPSM pay off within a few years due to the lower operating costs of the heating system (lower electricity consumption) and fewer service visits.
In principle, any heating installation company with trained specialists can plan and install heat pump systems according to HP-system module. You can refer to the list of qualiﬁed installers or contact an installer directly. Interested installers will ﬁnd further information here.
By the way: If you obtain the electricity for your heat pump from renewable energy sources, the environmental footprint of the heat pump is even better.
While the following points are not participation criteria for the support programme, we nevertheless strongly suggest that they be taken into consideration:
Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us, Tel. +41 44 500 43 50.
Please refer to topten.ch for the most efficient WPSM-certified heat pumps.
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1,022 heat pumps funded.
2,002,223 litres of heating oil and 189,891 cubic metres of natural gas saved.