Grants Now Available To Help Pay For Renewable Heating Systems-lm3886

Home-Improvement This is excellent news. Starting August I, 2011 you will be able to apply to be given a grant to help pay for a renewable heating system. Some of the heating systems that will be covered by this grant are biomass boilers for burning wooden pellets, and the solar thermal panels used to produce hot water, and you can get a grant for air source heat pumps as well as ground source heat pumps. The grants will be in the form of a government voucher and is all a part of the ministers support plans for renewable heat sources. Under this plan the government will be providing a total of 15m to more than 25,000 households. The main households that are being targeted are the estimated 4m located in England, Scotland, and Wales that are still using heating oil and electric fires as a heat source for their homes. Heating oil and electric fires are both expensive alternatives when it .es to heating, and they both add to the higher percentage of greenhouse gas emissions. Northern Ireland still has over 70% of their homes using heating oil for heat, but at this time those homes are not included in the plans. Households can apply and expect to receive a grant for the sum of 1,250 if they install a new ground source heat pump. For the installation of a biomass boiler the grant amount will be 950, and if you install an air source heat pump you can receive a grant for as much as 850 and the grants being given for the installation of a water heater that is solar thermal will be around 300. This breaks down to the fact that the grants will likely cover ten percent of what it costs to install the renewable heat source. In order to receive a grant you will need to make your application through the program Energy saving Trust that is being funded by the government. To be eligible your household will have to have installed one of these energy efficient systems. A full 3m of the proposed 15m has been earmarked for the provision to landlords so they will make these energy efficient systems standard in their housing stock. Anyone who is currently using the older models of heating systems that are fueled with heating oil really needs to take advantage of this opportunity. Yes the cost of a new renewable heat source system is expensive, but actually the amount you save in the cost of power to fuel your heating system will pay for the renewable system in less than three years time. With the additional grants you can get from the government this year you will be able to get the return on your investment even quicker. When it .es to heating systems you have to carefully choose the option that will supply you with reliable heat, at an affordable price. Some heating systems may seem cheaper at first, but when you calculate fuel cost you see that they will not be cheap to operate. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: