Heating off-grid homes doesn't have to cost a fortune

It seems to be an accepted fact that it can be expensive to heat a home with no access to mains gas – but this doesn’t have to be the case. Heather Oliver highlights the potential opportunity of renewable technologies for off-grid properties.
When it comes to assessing heating solutions for homes off the gas grid, it is essential that installers are aware of all the options available to their customers. Renewable technologies are increasingly a valid, economic alternative to oil, LPG and direct electricity – especially if potential payments through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) are factored in.
The RHI is a Government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Eligible applicants receive quarterly payments for seven years based on the amount of clean, green renewable heat their system produces, and these can add up to a sizeable figure. Technologies covered by the RHI include ground and air source heat pumps and solar thermal, and it is specifically targeted at (but not limited to) homes off the gas grid because these are the properties that have the potential to benefit the most from renewables.
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[author image=”https://www.installeronline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Heather-Oliver.jpg” ]Heather Oliver is the Product Development Manager at Nu-Heat. She spent fifteen years working in civil engineering on both infrastructure projects and domestic housing schemes before a career change meant a move into graphic design, publishing and advertising. The combination of engineering and design experience has allowed her to further her career with Nu-Heat – firstly as Publications Manager, then Marketing Manager before moving into her current role.[/author]