Frequently Asked Questions

Solar

What are the benefits of solar water heating systems?

  1. Sunlight is free and will reduce your energy bills
  2. It cuts your carbon footprint
  3. The system works all year round and can supply up to 70% of a households hot water needs
  4. Planning permission is not required
  5. 5 year Manufacture warranty on solar panels
  6. Minimal maintenance required
  7. PV panels are usually larger than solar panels and can also provide electricity which can be used to heat your home as well – and can be sold back to the national grid at a premium if not used by the base load of the property

A competent accredited installer will be able to assess your home and help you choose the best set-up and design to meet your needs.

Ground Source Heat pumps

What are the benefits of ground source heat pumps?

  1. GSHP’s can reduce your carbon footprint: heat pumps can lower your home’s carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing
  2. No fuel deliveries required
  3. Can provide space heating and hot water
  4. Can lower fuel bills, especially if you are currently using conventional electric heating
  5. It's often classed as a ‘fit and forget’ technology because it needs little maintenance

Air Source Heat Pumps

What are the benefits of air source heat pumps?

  1. Can lower fuel bills, especially if you are using conventional electric heating
  2. Can reduce your carbon footprint: heat pumps can lower your home’s carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing
  3. No fuel deliveries required
  4. Can provide space heating It’s often classed as a ‘fit and forget’ technology because it needs little maintenance
  5. Can be easier to install than a ground source heat pump, but efficiencies can be lower

For more information on costs and savings visit the energy saving trust http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generate-your-own-energy/Air-source-heat-pumps

Grants and Funding

If you'd like to generate your own energy from renewable resources, financial incentives are available through various government funded programmes.

Clean energy cash back schemes such as Feed in Tariffs are in place for electricity generating technologies such as solar electricity (PV) and wind turbines.

For further information on Grants and Funding visit the Energy Saving Trust website.

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generate-your-own-energy/Grants-offers-UK