With the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), you can claim up to £5,000 towards the cost of an Air Source Heat Pump.
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From 1st April 2022 the Government has launched their new Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) Where any homeowner can claim £5,000 towards the cost of an Air Source Heat Pump.
The scheme is not means tested and is open to all Homeowners. The scheme will run for 4 years and has a budget of £150M per year. Only Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Installers can claim the £5,000 vouchers on the customers behalf, which means a significant decrease in costs for the homeowner.
Switched on are approved MCS Installers and have years of experience in this technology. Air source heat pumps are approx 350% efficient and can save homeowners significant amounts on their fuel bills. The cost of a new Air source heat pump can vary between £11k + depending on the type of property you have.
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Switched On Yorkshire are qualified and certified as an approved Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Installer.
Our team of highly professional personnel can talk you through the process and hold your hand every step of the journey.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme will offer up to £5000 towards the cost of an upgrade, from April 2022. Ministers also said that switching to low carbon heating will cut emissions and reduce the UK’s exposure to global price spikes in gas. It will also support up to 240,000 jobs across the country by 2035.
On 19 October, the Heat and Buildings Strategy was released, which aims to change the way we heat our homes. As the UK gears towards a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the Government has just stopped short of banning the installation of gas-powered boilers.
Although gas boilers won’t be installed in new-build homes from 2035 – a swift change from the previous target of 2025 – there aren’t enough households installing cleaner methods of heating. The Government are hoping heat pumps and cleaner alternatives will be more affordable by 2030, which should encourage more people to make the switch.
With funding of approximately £3.9-billion to cut carbon from heating and buildings; a tidy £450-million will be used towards the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme. It is important to note – the Government have insisted families will not be forced to remove their existing fossil fuel boilers.
As mentioned, the Government are offering homeowners up to £5000 to install a low-carbon heating system, to replace their gas boiler. It is expected the scheme will help to install as many as 90,000 heat pumps over three years.
How can a heat pump efficiently and effectively heat your home? The unit sits outside your home and processes cold air, which is warmed using electricity. This warm air then runs through a water tank, to provide hot water to your radiators and taps.
There are other methods of low-carbon heating also available, from electric storage heaters to electric boilers. As with anything, one box doesn’t fit all – different homes will require different types of heating. What is clear, however, is the new strategy aims to improve the Energy Performance Certificate of all homes to band C by 2035.
2035 is still a while away – don’t rip your boiler off the wall if it is new and efficient. Gas boilers will be replaced by low-carbon alternatives eventually, as part of the natural replacement cycle – so wait until you need too.
Some households may not be able to install a heat pump just yet, due to the size of their home – which is fine. Using our online tool, you can find a modern, energy efficient boiler which will actually reduce your carbon footprint somewhat and increase your EPC rating.
Keeping your home well insulated can enable you to keep your home at a comfortable temperature all year round. Making use of technology such as smart thermostats or smart thermostatic radiator valves can also make a huge difference to your energy bills and energy rating.
For those which are looking to make the switch to a heat pump sooner rather than later, let our team walk you through the process and lay out the costs involved – you may find with the amount you’ll save in the long run, it is better to install a heat pump now.
It is always important to keep on top of your home energy, appliance usage and have a general know-how on preparing your home properly for colder weather. If you’re hoping to save energy this winter, but still keep warm and want some advice, contact our team.
SwitchedOn Yorkshire are able to service your boiler, check whether your boiler is efficient and install smart thermostats or radiator valves to assist in heating your home, without spending a fortune.