As one of the south west’s leading installers of Renewable Heating systems, we are very excited about the recent news regarding the Domestic RHI.

A number of our customers are asking us, what does it mean? Below are some of the facts regarding the Domestic RHI and how it can benefit your Air Source Heat Pump installation

  • The RHI is planned to begin payments in the spring of 2014.
  • Installations made from today will be eligible to apply for payments from next spring.
  • Tariffs will apply to domestic lived in properties in the retrofit sector, and be paid to the owner of the system. This will include systems in privately owned homes, second homes, private landlords, social landlords and self-build new homes.
  • MCS qualified equipment, such as Ecodan, must be installed and specified by an MCS qualified installer in order to make an application.
  • The tariff level for Ecodan products is planned to be 7.3p/kWh, but what does this mean? A worked example of an Ecodan installation is featured in the picture above.

Green Deal assessments are required in order to calculate the annual energy (kWh) needed and also show that the minimum efficiency levels have been met with cavity wall and loft insulation.

This means, just as it has always done, that if you install good equipment with a proven track record of being highly efficient like Ecodan, the overall benefit to the owner is even greater.