Cornwall LivingIssue #86
As light as air with GreenGenUk
Bring your home into the 21st century by switching to air source heating.
With soaring energy prices and climate change at the forefront of people’s minds, there’s never been a better time to switch to renewable heating.
Environmentally friendly, up to 400% efficient and cost-for-cost cheaper to run than oil, LPG and direct electric systems, air source heat pumps are the renewable alternative to Cornwall’s traditional heating problem.
“Air source systems can be 30% cheaper than oil and LPG and over 15 years, that’s a massive saving!”
Cornish homeowners have always been punished when it comes to their heating bills. Littered with areas outside the mains gas grid, homes here have been subject to greater bills and unfriendly fuels. Thankfully, air source heating provides the solution to this problem. Air source heat pumps replace the heating demand from fossil fuels with efficient, free heat generated from the air.
As a result, customers switching to air source can significantly reduce their heating bills and carbon footprint.
Plus, with the government incentivising renewable heating installations through the Renewable Heat Incentive – a scheme paying customers up to £1,600 per year for going green – there’s never been a better time to make the transition.
We catch up with Neil Rollinson at GreenGenUK – one of Cornwall’s leading renewable providers – to discuss why more homes are now choosing to make the switch. “If you’re in an off-gas area you spend more on your heating,” he explains. “Air source systems can be 30% cheaper than oil and LPG and over 15 years, that’s a massive saving!”
Neil, who’s been with GreenGen for four years, continues: “It’s not just the savings on fuel – swapping from oil or gas to a heat pump can also cut a home’s carbon emissions hugely, by several tonnes per year in fact! This means that for a lot of homes, air source is an absolute no-brainer.”
From their offices in Helston, GreenGen provide free surveys and detailed proposals to all Cornish homes. Devising only the most environmentally and financially beneficial solutions, GreenGen’s experts are driven to help more of Cornwall switch to a renewable alternative.
"Air source systems can be 30% cheaper than oil and LPG and over 15 years, that’s a massive saving!"