Heat pumps are chosen in 32,2% of new residential buildings in Germany
According to the German Federal Bureau of Statistics, the share of heat pumps used as primary heating device for newly constructed residential buildings was 32,2% in 2013 — a gain of 2% compared to 2012.
The market share of aerothermal heat pumps further increased. In 2013, 22,9% of the new buildings were equipped with heat pumps that use air as heat source. By contrast, the segment of geothermal systems continues to decline. Their market share fell from 10% in 2012 to 9,2% in 2013. In 2010, areo- and geothermal heat pumps had similar shares — with 14,8% for the former and 14,1% for the latter technology.