It’s a race against time for Local Authorities to claim their share of a £25 million Central Heating Fund announced by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) this March. Applications are being accepted until June 5th 2015, so time really is of the essence. Why the emphasis on urgency? Because the benefits of acting will legitimately help those most under threat from fuel poverty – an issue we cannot allow to continue in our modern society. The DECC estimate that the programme will help to fund the installation of complete, energy-efficient central heating systems in 8,000 fuel poor homes. The scheme is targeted at homes in England that are... Read More
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As more success stories emerge, it will be seen as a more viable solution: the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is an excellent opportunity for housing associations to implement cost-effective, energy-efficient and high-performance heating. Renewable heat sources have the potential to eradicate the frankly unacceptable levels of ‘heat poverty’ that are reported each year, particularly in off-grid communities that suffer so much during Winter both financially and in heating performance. We recently saw details of an encouraging heating refurbishment at a Northampton social housing estate that implemented air-to-water heat pumps – a cost effective and energy-efficient solution for residents day-to-day, with the bonus of installation costs being offset by the RHI. Some residents from that... Read More
Jaga Heating Products UK was delighted to receive the announcement from the HPA (Heat Pump Association), confirming that the DECC have made the much anticipated Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) a reality. This is a positive and promising step forward in our nation’s push towards the “20-20-20” targets. As the Minister of Energy, Greg Barker, said himself, “This is the first scheme of its kind in the world – showing yet again that the UK is leading the way in the clean energy sector.” Now, a new challenge lies ahead of the HVAC industry. As we wait, expectantly, to see a rise in the implementation of ‘Step 1’ systems like heat... Read More