Domestic RHI good news, for heat pumps

Space Air, Daikin Europe’s largest independent distributor is delighted by the long awaited news from DECC, that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be introduced into the Domestic sector in April 2014. Mark Houghton, Commercial Director, commented:

“At last we have confirmation that investors in air to water heat pump technologies will be able to benefit from RHI payments and we expect this to translate into fresh market stimulus for which we and the industry have been preparing.”

Space Air, an MCS certified company, has been a UK Distributor of Daikin air conditioning and heat pump technologies for over 33 years and offers a comprehensive range of MCS certified air source heat pumps that will qualify for the RHI. The company is fully geared up for the launch of the RHI in April 2014. A dedicated support team is ready to assist with orders. Space Air also provides award winning accessory kits and supporting documentation that reduce installation time and costs.

The RHI support will be paid at a set rate per unit of renewable heat produced (kilowatt hour or kWh), for seven years, to the owner of the heating system – the tariff for Air to water Heat Pumps has been set at 7.3p/kWh. Applicants installing heat pumps will also receive an extra £230 if they install heat metering and monitoring service packages.

Homeowners, private and social landlords, third party owners of heating systems and people who build their own homes are all eligible to apply for RHI, even those that have already installed renewable heat technology since 15th July 2009 and meets the scheme eligibility criteria.

All applicants are required to complete a Green Deal Assessment before applying to the RHI scheme to ensure that they have met minimum energy efficiency requirements. This scheme is also available to those on the mains gas grid unlike the RHHP scheme.

For more information, please visit the below links.

www.gov.uk/government/speeches/statement-by-greg-barker-on-the-domestic-renewable-heat-incentive-scheme

www.gov.uk/government/consultations/renewable-heat-incentive-proposals-for-a-domestic-scheme