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The Future is Renewable

We are all aware of the imminent threat that climate change has upon our lives. Yet many of us have felt detached from the crisis, believing that there is little we can do to make a difference beyond avoiding single use plastic and dutifully recycling our weekly waste. There are… Read More

We are all aware of the imminent threat that climate change has upon our lives. Yet many of us have felt detached from the crisis, believing that there is little we can do to make a difference beyond avoiding single use plastic and dutifully recycling our weekly waste. There are however many schemes that the government are implementing following advice and guidance from external agencies such as, the Climate Change Committee and International Energy Agency.

One of the schemes that has been set up through Ofgem (the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets), to help lower domestic carbon emissions is the Renewable Heat Incentive. The scheme currently provides quarterly cash payments over a seven-year period to homes that have installed an eligible MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certified system.

One of the recognised heating systems is the air source heat pump, which absorbs heat from outside air to provide heating and hot water inside the home. Although they require electricity to operate, because they extract renewable heat from the environment, the heat output is far greater than the electric input. Thomas Read, Manging Director at Carbon Saving Group comments. ‘Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, we knew there would be a spotlight shone on household carbon emissions brought about by heating our homes. We decided to focus our business on helping local residents to reduce their emissions by upgrading to more energy efficient systems. Air source heat pumps are a great investment because they are supported by the renewable heat incentive scheme.’

Carbon Saving Group are an MCS certified installation provider, which means customers who chose to have an air source heat pump installed by them can join the current scheme to apply for their cash incentive.

To find out more about air source heat pumps and the renewable heat incentive scheme please contact the team