The government are always looking for new ways to encourage home owners to install renewable technology in their property and to improve homes to make them more efficient and eco friendly.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme
This is a payment of up to £5000.00 towards the cost of installing an air source heat pump and £6000.00 for a ground source system. From April the 1st 2022 all systems that are MCS approved and installed by an MCS accredited installer are eligible to claim the BUS. The payment is made to the installer on behalf of the home owner once the system is installed. For all the Ts and Cs please get in touch.
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) is a government backed scheme over seen by Ofgem. It is paid to heat pump installation after the system is commissioned and is designed to bridge the gap between the cost of a conventional boiler and a heat pump. The RHI can be applied for up until March 2022 and is quarterly payments for seven years paid. Once on the scheme you will receive the full seven years payment.
To apply for the RHI and BUS the system must be fitted by an MCS (Microgeneration Scheme) accredited installer and the equipment used must also be MCS approved. Eco-Wright Energy has been MCS registered for over ten years. The property must also have an up to date energy performance certificate EPC, it does not matter what rating is shown on the EPC but there must not be any recommendations on the certificate to improve loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.
For more details on the small print and any help discussing your options please get in touch!