Get up to £5000 towards replacing your gas boiler
Homeowners could soon see incentives to replace their gas boilers with heat pumps.
The government has announced a sum of £450m to give households grants of £5,000 for homeowners to replace their gas boilers with a renewable alternative, such as heat pumps.
The government is hoping to ban gas boilers in new homes by 2025 (and completely by 2035) as part of the drive towards becoming net-zero.
The grants are scheduled to become available from April 2022. The government says people who choose to install a heat pump will pay a similar amount to what they would pay to instal a traditional gas boiler. This hopes to spark interest and encourage people to choose the greener option.
The boiler upgrade scheme is part of a wider plan. Over the next 3 years, more than £3.9bn of new funding for decarbonising heat and buildings will come into place.
The new grant will help homeowners make the switch to renewable heating without costing them extra. To ensure heat pumps will be no more expensive to run than gas boilers, the government plans to shift tax away from electricity to gas.
Replacing your boiler with a heat pump can seem like a costly choice to many people. However, the new grant scheme offering to give homeowners grants of £5,000 will help the switch be more affordable and beneficial.
Installing a new heat pump currently costs between £7,000 and £35,000 depending on the system needed. The new grant aims to reduce these upfront costs and omit fossil fuel boilers in a way that is affordable, practical and fair.
Clean Heat Solutions
There are several options available for a greener alternative to gas boilers. Contact The Greener Group to discuss your project and talk through your available options.
Heat Pumps are an ideal heating solution for a range of properties. They provide a low-cost heating system which is supported by the renewable heat incentive. They require little ongoing maintenance. Annual services and check-ups are generally all that’s required.
Heat pumps are available in two main forms, Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) and Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs).
A typical MCS accredited ASHP will have an efficiency of around 3.5 to 1, meaning that it takes 1kW of electrical energy to produce 3.5kW of heat energy offering large savings over conventional fossil fuel and electric heating technologies. GSHPs use the radiated solar heat stored below the Earth’s surface and offer savings of 50% over fossil fuels.
Solar Thermal Water Heating uses the energy from the sun to provide hot water for your home or business. A solar thermal water heater can provide up to 70% of your property’s hot water whilst saving you money on your energy bills.
Biomass renewable heating technology is suited to a range of applications from single residential properties to large megawatt district heating schemes. Biomass boilers are also ideally suited to replace existing fossil fuel boilers, especially in rural or off-grid locations, making it an attractive option from both a green and financial perspective.
Contact us today for more information on renewable heating solutions.