In July the Government announced a Green Homes Grant Scheme which will allow homeowners and landlords to apply for vouchers worth up to two thirds of the cost of hiring tradespeople up to a maximum of £5,000 (£10,000 for households on low income)
To be eligible for the voucher household must install a primary measure:
- Insulation (solid wall, cavity wall, underfloor, loft, flat roof, room in roof, park home)
- Low Carbon Heat (air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal)
In addition to a primary measure, households can install eligible secondary measures:
- Draft proofing.
- Windows and doors: double/triple glazing (replacing single glazing), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), upgrading to energy efficient doors (replacing doors installed prior to 2002)
- Heating controls and insulation: appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves.
Tradespeople must register for Trustmark or Microgeneration Certification Scheme(MCS) accreditation to take part in the scheme.
How can R A Brown help homeowners?
We can assist customers who are looking for an air source heat pump, ground source heat pump or solar thermal installations.
You are able to claim the Green Homes Grant for a renewable heat installation in addition to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. It is important to note that you need to claim the Green Home Grant first and then when you apply for the Domestic RHI, you will need to notify Ofgem that you have used the Green Home Grant and this amount will be deducted from your Domestic RHI Payments.
Courtesy of R A Brown Heating Services Ltd – 17/08/2020