Author : Kate Robinson
The UK government will be phasing out gas grid fossil fuel heating from 2026, which is less than three years from now. Homeowners and landlords have little time to find a reliable solution.
At present, there are a million homes in England that use off-gas grid fossil fuel for heating. England. These homes use some of the highest carbon heating fuels, including oil and coal. One of the options worth exploring is the GSHPs or Ground Source Heat Pumps. Heat pumps offer low-carbon heat options for off-grid homes. Heat pumps can work for all types of properties, including historic buildiings the inate architectural of a listed building is no barrier. Users may face some challenges in old rural properties, but the problem can be overcome with careful consideration.
As landlords and tenants look for innovative ways to meet the Net Zero targets, heat pump systems are beginning to draw attention across the UK. There is a clear and perceptible increase in awareness around climate change and a greater willingness among people to find practical solutions. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), which gives a 6,000 grant for Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP), has recently reported more enquiries for GSHPs from off-gas grid homes. Many heat pumps being installed under the scheme replace oil-powered boilers.
So, why are ground-source heat pumps a good idea?
GSHPs are among the most reliable alternatives for eco-friendly heating because:
So, why is the popularity of ground source heat pumps growing?
There are many other reasons for the growing popularity of GSHPs.
Electricity bills do not include green levies anymore. Consumers can benefit even more as the government aims to rebalance electricity prices to incentivize the electrification of heat. More good news awaits those planning to get a heat pump installer. The government has announced the Heat Training Grant, providing installers with 500 incentives to subsidize the cost of heat pump installer training. Ringley supports investeornand developer Clients during the build lifecycle and in operating their investment properties beyond. We measure ourselves against 9 of the United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs) and track scope 2 carbon on institutionally owned property assets.
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