What is the best renewable heating solution?

What Is The Best Renewable Heating System?§

When it comes to heating your home, you want a long-lasting system, at a reasonable cost. Many households are turning towards more sustainable heating; to achieve this – a renewable heating solution is needed.


With so many available options when it comes to renewable heating – each with many advantages and disadvantages – it can be a difficult task. Whatever you choose will need to keep your house warm, continue to run smoothly, but also keep your energy bills down.

The Renewable Energy Advice Line aims to provide you with the information you need to choose the best renewable heating solution for your home. We’ll cover what renewable heating is, the options you have, costs and how we can help further.


What is renewable heating?

Before you invest in a renewable heating system, you need to know what renewable heating is. As the world becomes more aware of climate change, more sustainable solutions and how the average household can contribute towards a greener environment, many are making the shift to renewables.

As the name suggests, renewable heating measures take advantage of renewable resources which can be replenished over time. One of the biggest positives of renewable heating is that your carbon footprint is reduced, so you can live in a greener way.

Using renewable sources, opposed to the standard gas and electric, can supply your home with a constant source of heat, which requires less energy than you are used too. Renewable heating is a highly beneficial option and can be made possible with schemes such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).


The Renewable Heat Incentive?

To encourage more homeowners to take the leap into the world of renewable heating, the Renewable Heat Incentive was created. Following the installation of your renewable heating solution, if you have met specific criteria, you will then begin to receive quarterly payments over 7-years.

These quarterly payments will soon add up and in most cases, you will be reimbursed for your initial spend on installing the system.

To find out more about the Renewable Heat Incentive, book a free chat with the Renewable Energy Advice Line experts.


Is an air source heat pump right for your home?

An air source heat pump takes heat from external air, converts it to liquid and pumped around your property when the liquid is heated.

Even in temperatures as low as -15 degrees, an air source heat pump can provide an excellent level of heating to your home. As it is such a modern solution, the heat can be pumped around your home via piping and radiators, or a fan system. Of course, it depends on how modern your home is.

With a potential to operate for as long as 20-years, air source heat pumps are often a cheaper source of renewable heating. With fast and easy installation, they’re safe to run, provide a consistent level of heating to your home and of course; reduce your heating bills .

Other sources of renewable heating include biomass boilers, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal systems. To find out what solution is best for your home, send our experts a message and we’ll be only too happy to help.


How can the Renewable Energy Advice Line help you?

There are so many benefits to installing a renewable heating solution in your home. There isn’t an ultimate solution which is the best renewable heating system for everyone’s needs, but there are solutions which are highly effective for your unique requirements.

Perhaps you’ll find the best option to be the one you get the most heat put of and gain the most money through using schemes such as the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Working with the Renewable Energy Advice Line, we can assist you in finding the best solution for your home, which solution will require the least amount of maintenance and how you can benefit from RHI.


Don’t delay installing a renewable heating solution in your home; the Renewable Heat Incentive will come to a close in Spring 2022. We provide free home energy assessments, surveys and suggestions on how you can improve your home energy.

As the Renewable Energy Consultants of the Year, as awarded by the Energy Efficiency Awards; we’re able to provide you with advice on the best solution for your home, your budget and your future.

Talk to us today!

Forget Oil Heating, Thousands of Households are Now Opting for Air Source Heat Pumps

Renewable energy options for your home or business

If you’re thinking of ditching the oil heating, we don’t blame you. Oil is expensive and for anyone who’s been targeted, oil thefts cause inconvenience and upset. Using oil also has a detrimental effect on the planet and as we become ever conscious of the environmental impact we’re having, people are looking for more sustainable alternatives to oil and gas.

With more than 27 million homes in Britain, each one using energy all day every day, as a country we spend a whopping £13.5 billion a year on heating our homes, that’s a staggering amount of money and a huge amount of energy.

The rising costs of fossil fuels like oil and gas means millions of families are looking to reduce their energy bills. But more worryingly, rising energy bills are pushing some households into fuel poverty.

The technologies we’ve used for decades for our energy consumption in the UK also produce too much carbon dioxide which is something the UK government are keen to change to help us met our climate change targets as a country.

We just can’t keep using oil and gas like we have been. We must switch to clean renewable energy sources

The good news is there’s proven technology already being used for thousands of properties throughout the UK. It’s a renewable, super-efficient and affordable solution, but it’s one you might not have heard of – an air source heat pump.

As architect and TV favourite George Clarke explains in this video, you’ve been using the technology for years in your fridge. Only this works in reverse.

The air source heat pump unit sits outside your property, and simply needs electricity and water connections to work. They have a low sound output so won’t have a negative impact on neighbours or your enjoyment of your garden.

It takes free renewable heat energy from the air and upgrades to provide all the hot water and heating that your property needs, even when it’s freezing cold outside or there’s snow on the ground.

So, what makes an air source heat pump so good? Well it’s all about the energy efficiency. For every kw of electricity it uses, it can create over 3kw of heat energy, making it 300% efficient. Compared to oil and gas, which at best can only achieve around 90% efficiency, you can see just how efficient air source heat pumps really are.

Unlike other heating systems that give short bursts of heat into your property, an air source heat pump can be used to maintain a constant temperature throughout your home. That way it’s always cosy and warm! It can be controlled by wall mounted displays, handheld remotes or via an app on your smart phone.

And just like a convention heating system, an air source heat pump works with a cylinder that distributes the hot water throughout the house.

Air source heat pumps are classed as renewable technology so they qualify for payments from the Renewable Heating Incentive. The UK Government’s financial incentive to promote renewable heat. You could expect to get back more than £7,000 over a 7-year period for an average 4 bed semi-detached house, so it virtually pays for itself.

Accredited installers have fitted thousands of air source heat pumps over the UK in the last 10 years, it’s tried and tested technology that is clean, efficient and low maintenance.

The great thing about this technology is that is that it can also work in conjunction with other renewable energy solutions, such as solar panels

So, if you’re using oil or LPG to heat your home, the benefits of switching to an air source heat pump really do stack up. You can add an air source heat pump or replace your current heating with one.

With almost 75% of the energy we consume being used for hot water and heating, you can save money on your heating bills whilst reducing your carbon emission with an air source heat pump, but more than that, you’ll be future proofing your heating for generations to come.

There’s no smell, no risk of oil theft, no price volatility or inconsistency of supply and no issues due to political unrest. It’s a clean, low maintenance, proven technology and with the Government’s Renewable Heating Incentive payments, it’ll virtually pay for itself.

If you’re interested in knowing if an air source heat pump would work for your home, contact us on 01603 552311 or drop us an email today.


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