Cornwall LivingIssue #143

Save with the switch

Stay warm this winter as temperatures drop and heating bills rise.

As we remain in the depths of winter, it’s more important than ever that we keep our homes warm and cosy. Air-source heat pumps have quickly become the UK’s leading renewable heating solution and the most popular alternative to traditional heating. At GreenGenUK, the friendly team helps dozens of homes each week to upgrade their homes and move away from more expensive and harmful oil and gas systems. This makes GreenGenUK the largest provider of air-source heat pumps in Cornwall, providing more MCS-certified systems throughout the Duchy than any other company; this doesn’t come as a surprise when you combine the host of benefits of installing air source heat pumps with GreenGen’s decade of experience.

The most noticeable of these benefits include reduced heating bills. Replacing a fossil fuel heating system can reduce costs by up to 50% with an air-source unit achieving in excess of 400% efficiency. With recent hikes in energy prices, making the switch has become even more beneficial. One of the biggest drivers for air-source installations is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). This scheme provides a £7,500 subsidy to anybody replacing a fossil fuel heating system with a renewable air-source heat pump and is open to just about any home and new builds.

The scheme was recently increased from £5,000 to £7,500 so it covers an even larger chunk of the overall costs of upgrading an existing heating system. The grant is paid as an upfront contribution towards the cost of installation and deducted from the customer’s bill. The installing company claims the £7,500 directly through Ofgem, who first introduced this scheme; the aim is to lower costs and speed up the decarbonisation of heating systems in homes. GreenGen also deals with the application paperwork on its customer’s behalf so you don’t have to worry about any unnecessary administration.

With the recent grant increase and the prospect of a cold winter ahead, there has never been a better time to switch to a carbon friendly air-source heat pump. GreenGenUK’s team offer friendly, free, no-obligation proposals and aims to give all their customers clear and impartial guidance on upgrading their homes with renewable heating.


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