As we draw to a close on 2022, we are in a reflective mood, particularly on one of the biggest news stories of the year – the escalating cost of energy.
Even with the government’s intervention and subsequent introduction of the ‘Energy Price Guarantee’, average domestic energy bills still grew by a thousand pounds more than last year. As we move into a new year the prices are set to rise again and the Energy Bills Support Scheme has no plans to extend beyond March 2023.
Which is why, with the introduction of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), a £5k government contribution towards renewable heating systems like air source heat pumps (ASHP), and the revised Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), homeowners and businesses alike are realising that they can become virtually self-sufficient.
Carbon Saving Group Director, Tom Read adds, ‘we’ve received a marked increase in customers requesting both an air source heat pump and solar panels, as the two systems really complement each other’.
Tom goes on to explain that ‘an ASHP utilises 75% renewable energy (air) to fuel the system and 25% electricity’. He says, ‘those who’ve installed solar panels can substantially reduce their electricity bills, even when the sun is not shining’. A great investment to future-proof your home or business against rising energy costs whilst lowering our reliance on fossil fuels.