Options for Going green
Installing a new central heating system need not cost the earth. Since the introduction of the government backed feed-in-tariff (FiT) there has been an unprecedented amount of interest generated in Solar Photovoltaic energy. With the launch later this year of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Green Deal there has never been a better time to consider alternative ways to heat and power your home in a more sustainable manner. With the advances in renewable energy technologies that have been made over recent years, coupled with the financial incentives offered by the government, there are some very attractive alternatives to oil fired central heating that can even save you money.
Solar Hot Water: Solar Thermal is a clean and highly efficient means of using renewable energy from the sun to provide the hot water used in the home. This can not only reduce your energy bills but also attract an income via the governments Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI).
Air source and Ground source heat pumps both harvest low-grade heat energy from the environment, the heat is then upgraded using the vapour compression cycle and delivered at a usable temperature. As the main heat source is free, the energy efficiency is excellent and environmentally responsible.
Biomass Boilers: Biomass is the common name for organic materials used as renewable energy sources such as; wood, crops, and waste. Biomass heating systems are particularly effective in rural and semi rural areas and where the household is used to having energy “delivered” to the property, e.g. in the case of oil, LPG or solid fuel heating systems.
All of the above renewable technologies attract funding through the Renewable Heat Incentive and even a new energy efficient gas condensing boiler can make a difference to your pocket under the Green Deal.
Dodd Group’s specialist Renewable Energy Installation team are on hand to help you make an informed decision about what is right for you and strike a balance between environmental sensitivity and financial reward.