Cornwall LivingIssue #139

Switch for the season

GreenGenUK’s Neil Rollinson walks us through changing our heating systems for the better.

With the future in mind and energy prices uncertain, more people than ever are switching to air-source heating. We speak with Neil Rollinson of GreenGenUK to find out exactly what we can do about the fluctuating cost of fuel like oil and gas.

“Air-source heating is the ideal renewable upgrade for anyone looking to replace their existing fossil fuel boiler,” says Neil. “Disruption is minimal and with the £5,000 Boiler Upgrade Scheme available, the upfront costs of installing a heat pump are now similar to that of oil or gas systems.” The Boiler Upgrade Scheme offers a £5,000 lump sum towards the cost of installation, providing upfront funding to homeowners looking to install renewable heating. Neil explains: “Here at GreenGenUK, we deal with the application and then the grant money is deducted from what the customer pays. With homes needing to meet just a small number of eligibility criteria, the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is open to everyone.”

Air-source heat pumps completely replace the original system, supplying all of a property’s heating and hot water. When running with radiators, modern heat pumps installed by GreenGenUK achieve in excess of 400% efficiency. Not only does this create a carbon saving of several tonnes a year, but this makes them very affordable to run. On top of this, your property will avoid high and low temperatures and have a heating system better for its fabric while creating a more comfortable living environment. Air-source heating seems like the obvious choice!

Neil, who’s worked with GreenGenUK for almost a decade, tells us a little bit more about the process: “The key to all heat pump installations is design. We start with a heat loss calculation that forms the basis of our proposal. A well-sized, well-installed heat pump is key. We offer free advice, free surveys and free proposals to anybody considering making the switch. We aim to keep our customers fully informed and to make the upgrade to renewable heating as stress free as possible.”

Cornwall-based GreenGenUK is among the South West’s leading sustainable energy experts. Contact their team of experts today to discuss the options for upgrading your home with renewable heating!

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