Heatpumps have been in the UK for many years, a simple and clean technology, often there has been concerns about effectiveness and usability but we want to stress that heatpumps designed, sized and installed professionally and by an MCS accredited business, will provide you with worry-free, environmentally friendly and cost-effective heating and hot water for many, many years.

Ground source heat pumps are outstanding ways to heat your home, replacing the gas or oil fired boilers, transforming your home to a more eco-friendly household, but also saving you money on your energy bills.

The government have designed a financial incentive to encourage homeowners and landlords like you to use renewable heating systems, and at the same time help towards the UK’s promise of lowering its carbon emissions. In spring 2019, the Government announced that ‘fossil-fuel heating systems’ would no longer be installed in any domestic new build properties from 2025 as part of the Future Homes Standard. These systems include gas and oil boilers. Dore Woodman are dedicated to deliver this Government promise, to lower the UK’s carbon footprint and make these renewable heating systems accessible to homeowners, developers, and landlords.

Quarterly payments are made over a 7-year period, to people who have joined the scheme by installing heating systems that use natural, green energy and comply with its regulations. These payments help towards the cost of installation and give you every reason to make the move over to a greener energy system – not only do you benefit from the very latest in renewable heating solutions but you get paid to do it!

You must ensure that you work with an MCS accredited installer to ensure you are able to receive your RHI Grant. Dore Woodman are proud to be MCS registered, so you can be safe in the knowledge that not only are we great at what we do, our work has been and will continue to be checked to ensure the highest standards of service.

Benefits

• No need for gas or oil boilers
• One system to control your heating and hot water
• Ultra-efficient
• RHI Grant qualifying – many thousands of pounds over 7 years
• Benefits from only 5% VAT
• No need to pay for gas supplies for new builds
• Quiet, clean and tucked away outside
• Fully monitorable via smartphone app technology
• Great for house resales due to futureproofing
• Can be used to provide heating via Underfloor Heating and/or Radiators

HOW DO HEAT PUMPS WORK?

Ground Source Heat Pumps utilises natural heat from underground, that has been absorbed by the sun, to heat water that is pumped through a ground loop (a circuit of water pipes buried below ground level). After being compressed, the water temperature is increased and transferred to your heating system.

The ground loop size will depend on the size of the property and how much heat you require; they can be laid horizontally or vertically into the ground. These systems, like air source heat pumps, are compatible with radiator heating systems, underfloor heating systems and hot water systems. The heat pump unit is installed inside the property, with sizes ranging from the size of a large filing cabinet, to being able to fit under the kitchen sink.

How effective are Ground Source Heat Pumps?

These heating systems are highly efficient; for every 1kW of electricity used to operate the heat pump, it will provide 4kW of energy.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

​Both Air and Ground source heat pumps are included in the Government’s attractive Renewable Heating Incentive.

Click the button below to find out more about the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive.

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GREEN HOME GRANT – TrustMark Update November 2020

As part of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s, “Ten Point Plan” for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ he has confirmed the Green Home Grant Voucher Scheme has now been extended until March 2022.

The scheme which launched at the end of September was set to run to March 2021, so it’s great news the scheme will continue to March 2022, which will provide relief to households and tradespeople who wish to take advantage of the Green Homes Grant.

Under the Green Homes Grant, property owners can apply for a voucher to help towards the cost of installing energy efficiency measures to their home. Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum of £5,000 or £10,000 if the household is on low income or certain benefits.

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The Green Homes Grant – MCS Update 12th August 2020

There has been much discussion, excitement and confusion as to how this will work and when it will come into practice. This is what we understand so far:

The Grant will:

  1. Come into force from the 1st September 2020 and run until April 2021
  2. Run in tandem with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and will NOT be one or the other. The £5k will be taken from your RHI and the rest paid over the usual 7 year period
  3. Only be applicable for installations of ASHP / GSHP when carried out by an MCS accredited installer AND a member of Trustmark
  4. Will only be available to homeowners and single dwelling self-builds
  5. Will contribute 2/3 of energy saving products up to a value of £5k – and £10k for those who receive some sort of benefits or low-income allowances

It’s great news that the GHG will not replace the RHI and in fact allows homeowners to receive a larger proportion of their grants up front, to contribute towards installation costs.

Homeowners will also benefit from an even more intense scrutinisation of the installations by way of follow up checks with clients, unannounced site visits and a careful monitoring of Contractor activity.

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