RHI

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme: Making Heat Pumps More Accessible to Households

Phil Hurley – Chair of the Heat Pump Association – takes a look at how the Boiler Upgrade Scheme could increase the popularity of heat pumps, and benefit both installers and the public. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is something we have long been asking for – a scheme that provides households with upfront financial support […]

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How will the DRHI Closure affect installers?

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) scheme is closing to new applications at midnight on 31 March 2022. To gain further insight into the thoughts and understanding of installers regarding the closure of the scheme, HIES conducted an industry survey to air source heat pump installers to gather some responses. Mark Woods, HIES Operations Director, […]

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Q&A with Ian Rippin – CEO of MCS

Installer spoke to Ian Rippin – CEO of the MCS – about what’s in store for the heating, plumbing and renewables industries in 2022: Q. What, in your opinion, is the biggest challenge the sector faces in 2022? Ian: There are quite a number of challenges to consider but in the short-term, the supply chain will […]

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Demand for heat pumps rises 28% in 2021 – says new research

The demand for heat pumps has risen by 28% in 2021, according to new research from Rated People. Adrienne Minster, CEO of Rated People, takes a look at the technology: This year’s Home Improvement Trends Report has found that 57% of homeowners want to be more eco-friendly. A heat pump is a device that gathers […]

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The non-domestic RHI is vital for meeting green targets – says REHAU

The 12-month extension of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be vital to ensuring all future building projects meet sustainability targets – says REHAU. Originally set to finish at the end of March 2021, applicants to the scheme will now be able to apply for grants until 31 March 2022, which comes as a […]

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