Cornwall LivingIssue #96
Be power savvy
We discover the smarter way to power your home in 2020 from GreenGenUK.
Revolutionise how your home is powered in 2020. That’s the message Cornwall’s renewable specialists, GreenGenUK, are giving their customers.
For too long homes and homeowners in Cornwall have suffered higher bills and unfriendlier fuels, but with the new decade comes new possibilities. Mr and Mrs R, recent GreenGen customers, talk us through their journey into renewables.
“We felt it was our responsibility to look at better, cleaner ways to heat and power our home” – Mrs R
“Our oil boiler was a few years old and we were fed up with it. It worked but it was absolutely the right time to look at alternatives,” Mrs R tells us. “We felt it was our responsibility to look at better, cleaner ways to heat and power our home. GreenGenUK seemed the sensible people to talk to about our options. They specialise in renewables and gave us an overview of all systems available, then proceeded to take us from the design stage through to the complete installation.”
GreenGen proposed a combination of air source, solar PV and storage as a complete solution to the couple’s energy needs, minimizing carbon emissions and running costs.
“An air source heat pump was 100% the right solution for us. We’ll be saving over 4 tonnes of carbon a year, we no longer needed our ugly tank and our home is now kept at a constant, comfortable temperature,” Mr R tells us. “Furthermore, the Renewable Heat Incentive subsidises carbon friendly heating. Now we’re registered we’ll earn £1,400-a-year for seven years. Our bills should also be cheaper!”
In addition to the heat pump, the home’s solar system provides the property with free, renewable power throughout the day. Their battery storage allows them to harness more of their free power, even throughout the night.
“It’s nice to know we’ve done our bit and that we’re as carbon friendly as we can be,” Mrs R explains. “Some days, our electricity, heating and hot water is 100% renewable.”
GreenGenUK covers Cornwall and Devon, offering free consultations and proposal to all customers. Get in touch with them today to find more cost-effective, energy-efficient ways to heat and power your home.
"We felt it was our responsibility to look at better, cleaner ways to heat and power our home" - Mrs R