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How the Government BUS scheme works.

The government will provide grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These grants will help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies. The scheme will be open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It will run from 2022 to 2025. Timeline 1 April 2022 – Low carbon heating systems that are commissioned on or after this date will be …

What is a ground source heat pump? 

An ground source heat pump uses the energy from the ground outside to heat the building. It’s a very energy-efficient (500%) and is a good way of generating heat which is supported by the government’s new Clean Heat Grant, which had replaced the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme now.The installation of an ground source heat pump does generally cost more than more traditional heating systems as there are more components and larger pipes are needed, but they have very low maintenance …

What is an air source heat pump?

An air source heat pump uses the energy from the outside air to heat the building. It’s a very energy-efficient (500%) and is a good way of generating heat which is supported by the government’s new Clean Heat Grant, which had replaced the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme now.The installation of an air source heat pump does generally cost more than more traditional heating systems as there are more components and larger pipes are needed, but they have very low maintenance …

The BUS launches

What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme? A new, flat, upfront grant, the BUS comprises £450million of total support over a three-year period. Announced in the government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy, the BUS follows the Domestic Renewable Heating Incentive (DRHI), which closes at midnight on 31 March 2022. We have explained the difference between the BUS and DRHI on our website. The BUS allows consumers to apply for a one-off grant payment of: £5,000 towards the cost of an air-source heat …

Chancellor announces renewables VAT cut, Installer Award and Solar Together Group Buying Scheme

Spring Statement – VAT cut and business rate exemptions for renewables Firstly, the Chancellor announced households having energy saving materials installed will pay 0% VAT from April 2022, for the next five years. The current list of Energy Saving Materials is defined in the existing VAT guidance (see paragraph 2.9). This includes items like solar panels, insulation, heat pumps and biomass boilers. We will need to wait for the further Treasury guidance to understand if items like batteries for energy …

Rishi Sunak reportedly greenlights heat pump loans

The scheme is believed to encourage more people to install low carbon measures in their homes. Ahead of his Spring Statement later today in the House of Commons, the Chancellor has given the go-ahead for “cheap” taxpayer-backed loans to help homeowners install heat pumps, solar panels and other energy efficiency measures to combat rising energy bills. Rishi Sunak has instructed the government’s new infrastructure bank to use some of its £22 billion finds to support low carbon retrofits, according to …

Rishi Sunak to tackle energy bill crisis with cheap loans for heat pumps

Rishi Sunak has given the go-ahead for cheap taxpayer-backed loans to help homeowners install heat pumps, solar panels and other energy efficiency measures to combat rising fuel bills. The chancellor has told the government’s new infrastructure bank to use some of its £22 billion of investment funds to tackle the cost-of-living crisis. The move is expected to help high street banks offer loans at knockdown interest rates for energy efficiency projects that will pay for themselves by reducing utility bills. …

Boiler Upgrade Scheme launch: what installers need to know

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will launch the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) on Monday 23 May 2022. Installers will be able to make voucher applications on this date. Please note that – although the voucher application system opens on 23 May 2022 – installations commissioned from 1 April 2022 will be eligible to apply for the BUS. The portal for installers to register on the system will open on Monday 11 April 2022. This will be …

Oil prices are now so high that owning one is now just not feasible!

Oil prices are now so high that owning one is now just not feasible! I spoke to an owner today who said his oil bills for his heating is estimated to be £5000 this year. There is a solution – install a heat pump system. Air or ground source. No running out of oil, no oil tank, no sky high bills, no smell. What’s not to like!Call or message us for a free quote …

Under floor heating with smart control technology

Under floor heating with smart control technology to a phone or tablet for full control at your fingertips. Floor probes keep the floor a constant temperature to achieve efficiency and provide faster warm up times and comfort levels all contacted to a heat pump system. …