Times are changing and renewable methods of heating and powering your home are now firmly in fashion. However, for most people, following the fashion is not the first reason for switching to a renewable heat source. The benefits also include lower heating costs, less hassle and the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a positive impact on the environment and on the world that your children will inherit.
Despite the obvious benefits, switching to a renewable source of heat or power for your home is usually a serious investment and not a decision to be taken lightly. Furthermore, having made the decision to switch to renewable energy, your next problem is to choose the best type of technology for your building. There is a bewilderingly large range of renewable heating solutions available on the market today, including: - Ground source heat pumps, which collect heat from the ground through loops of buried pipes and use the heat gathered to power your water or underfloor heating system, - Solar based technology which uses energy from the sun, - Air source heat pumps which collect heat from the outside air and use it to heat the air or water inside your home, as well as many other concepts or varieties on the same ideas.
Most people are savvy enough to shop around and collect quotes from various companies in order to get the best deal. However, when it comes to installing a new heat pump in your house, the cheapest solution may not be the most efficient or the most financially sound solution in the long run. There are many factors which come into play when assessing the suitability of a certain type of heat pump for a certain property. For example, the current heating system, insulation standard, layout, location and aspect of your property all play a part in determining the effectiveness of particular heat pump models. There are also other factors which come into play affecting the financial reality of installation. For example, the necessity to apply for planning permission in association with the planned improvements, or the possibility of receiving an RHI grant from the government. RHI stands for Renewable Heat Incentive and is a scheme whereby the UK government rewards homeowners who switch to more renewable methods of heating their home by paying out a certain amount based on various criteria such as the type of renewable heat and the type of property. The money received under this scheme can make a significant contribution to reducing the overall running costs of your new system and is therefore a factor to consider when making your decision.
As mentioned, there are various types of renewable heat technology, and most people will consider a few solutions to decide on the best one for them. However, in order to get a proper quote for the installation of a certain type of technology, you will need to have a heat loss assessment and feasibility study done on your property. Online quotes can give you a very general idea, but as you surly appreciate, each property is unique and to get an accurate quote you will require a property visit. Receiving visits and assessments from various companies can become both bothersome and expensive, which is where the advantages of employing Franck Energy really come to the forefront.
We will make a single visit to your property, and gather several quotes for you based on your unique situation. We will also gather quotes for possible insulation upgrades that you may need to invest in in order to qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive. In addition we can also gather quotes for possible heat emitter upgrades (for example, for underfloor heating or radiators) we will also present you with different finance options. All presented neatly in an easy-to-understand report. We will then also stay with you for the duration of the project, making sure that the installation process runs as smoothly as possible and that you are happy with your installation. Save yourself stress and bother by employing our friendly team to be your personal expert guides on the journey to becoming more sustainable.