Now we are starting to experience warmer weather in the UK and the peak heating season is coming to and end it is a great time to be thinking about renewable heating. We have spent the last couple of months at exhibitions and events talking about renewable heating in particular and we thought now is a good time to get some answers to those very common but important questions that we come across when we are out talking to home and businesses owners across the UK who are looking to make the switch.
With oil at a relatively low price – why is now a good time to switch to renewable heating?
The obvious but speculative decision to stick with fossil fuels will seem attractive but oil is renowned for its price volatility, and it is likely to remain high. Renewable heating however is much more stable giving a level of certainty that any home or business owner should be entitled to. The cost to run a renewable heating system is also much cheaper than standard oil or gas heating systems. By switching to renewable heating you can not only benefit from stable and predictable fuel costs but also save on those predictable fuel costs too. Even more so now with an Innasol ESCO, business owners can fix their fuel costs for 20 years!
Isn’t cutting down trees for wood fuel a bad thing?
No, it is absolutely the opposite in fact. All certified wood chip and pellet fuel distributors use wood from sustainably managed forests which means that the eco balance is actually positive. Over the last 30 years, we have seen that there is 1.5 trees planted for every tree cut down for heating fuel, you didn’t expect that did you? It is not just about saving, it is also about creating a positive contribution with taking a responsible decision to switch to renewable energy.
Take a look at our many case studies to see the huge savings some of our customers have achieved.
The Renewable Heat Incentive seems too good to be true..
The Renewable Heat Incentive was launched back in 2011 to encourage the installation of renewable heating systems for homes and businesses in the UK. There has been an overwhelming uptake of the installation of renewable heat over the years since, which meant the government reduced the RHI tariffs. There is a chance that the RHI will see a further significant reduction in the future of course but that’s why if you are thinking about installing a biomass boiler or heat pump, it is very worthwhile securing the higher RHI tariff as it stands at the moment.
The current RHI tariff provides you with guaranteed, index linked payments for 7 years for a domestic installation and 20 years for commercial. RHI tariffs aside, switching to biomass for your heating and hot water makes perfect sense. Renewable heating systems improve the value of property prices, and offer stable priced, clean and efficient heating using the most advanced technology available on the market today.