Cornwall LivingIssue #83
Go green this year
Mr and Mrs S swapped their oil boiler for an Air Source Heat Pump and they couldn’t be happier.
Having previously heated their Cornish home with oil, Mr and Mrs S were eager to find a more cost-effective, friendlier way to heat their home. They tell us: “Our boiler was coming towards the end of its life and to change it we were told our oil tank would need to be moved and replaced. With what we were quoted to do this, we thought we should see if there were any better alternatives.”
“Our home is now kept at a lovely temperature and our heat pump didn’t cost much more than replacing our oil system”
Having searched online for more efficient heating alternatives, they soon came across GreenGenUK. The couple continue: “They’re a local company who offer free surveys, so we thought we had nothing to lose by getting them out, they didn’t pressure us but simply explained how the system works and the various benefits – such as lower bills and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. We came away confident and excited to see their proposal.”
GreenGen’s proposal broke down the capital costs of an air source installation, the running costs and the government subsidies available. With existing radiators already in place, air source could be retrofitted to the home with minimal changes to the existing setup, thereby reducing costs and disruption.
A new technology compared with fossil fuel alternatives, air source heating extracts heat from the air and uses it to provide heating and hot water. The result? A more efficient, friendlier way to heat a home. Up to 400% efficient, Mr and Mrs S’s air source system will reduce their home’s heating bills by more than 30%.
In addition to reduced bills, the homeowner now earns quarterly payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive. The RHI scheme was initiated to incentivise renewable heating installations. Homeowners installing eligible heat pumps earn RHI for seven years and annual payments can be as much as £1,600. “We decided to go ahead with the installation, and we couldn’t be happier,” explains Mrs S. “Our home is now kept at a lovely temperature and our heat pump didn’t cost much more than replacing our oil system. We’ve just had our first quarterly RHI payment through – £350! We’d recommend GreenGen and air source to anyone in a similar situation.”
If you want to consider following Mr and Mrs S and switching to renewable heating then get in touch with the GreenGenUK team today and discuss your installation with the expert team.
"Our home is now kept at a lovely temperature and our heat pump didn’t cost much more than replacing our oil system"