Cornwall LivingIssue #124

Beat the rush

Could air source heating be the solution to your heating and energy needs this winter? 


With the heating season just around the corner and oil and gas prices at all-time-highs, there’s never been a better time to swap over to an environmentally friendly, energy efficient air source heat pump. 

With homeowners looking to find ways to reduce their energy bills, we speak with Neil Rollinson – Sales Manager of Cornish-based renewable heating installers, GreenGenUK – to find out more. “Everybody’s been talking about electricity costs, but gas and oil prices have also soared. GreenGenUK installs heat pumps all year round but there’s always a rush as winter approaches to get swapped over. We can’t stress enough that enquiring early is the best way to be ready for when the colder weather arrives and avoid having to pay for more oil or gas!”

Neil continues to explain that air source heating will not only reduce a home’s energy demand and carbon footprint, but that heat pump installations are eligible for a £5,000 subsidy through the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme. 

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme – or BUS for short – pays homeowners £5,000 towards the cost of replacing their fossil fuel heating system. With the subsidy, the costs of installing a renewable heating system will be similar to the costs of installing an oil or gas boiler. What’s even better, is that GreenGenUK deals with the whole application process for their customers. 

The old RHI subsidy scheme was customer-led but now the installation company deals with Boiler Upgrade Scheme applications. This keeps things nice and simple for customers and means GreenGenUK can inform customers if they’re likely to be eligible from the off.

GreenGen, the south west’s leading renewable heating installer, offers free and impartial advice to anyone considering making the swap to air source heating. Contact them today to start the process of upgrading your heating system and lowering your bills, before the winter rush.