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In London and Looking to Cool Down? Consider a Heat Pump

The device’s name is a bit of a misnomer: they can help lower a home’s temperature, too.

Workers install a heat pump unit at a 1930s-built house in Folkestone, UK, in 2021.

Workers install a heat pump unit at a 1930s-built house in Folkestone, UK, in 2021.

Photographer: Andrew Aitchison/In Pictures/Getty Images

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For British homeowners struggling to keep cool during unprecedented high temperatures this summer, it’s ironically one of the best times to consider installing a new heating system.