Re­new­able Heat­ing

The af­ford­able, sus­tain­able al­ter­na­tive

The Oban Times - - News -

Am­bi­tious tar­gets to re­duce car­bon emis­sions by 42% by 2020 and to de­liver 11% of heat­ing from re­new­able energy places Scot­land at the fore­front of the UK’s ef­forts in tack­ling cli­mate change. Lo­cal com­pany Re­new­ables Now are keen to con­trib­ute with the help of their cus­tomers and say that us­ing a more sus­tain­able fuel or mon­i­tor­ing your heat and energy use could make a huge dif­fer­ence to the way your home de­mands and sup­plies energy.

Sim­ple changes like im­prov­ing in­su­la­tion, fit­ting heat­ing con­trols or in­stalling a re­new­able heat­ing sys­tem can all help to lower car­bon emis­sions and meet these am­bi­tious tar­gets.

The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment are keen to achieve these tar­gets and have put fund­ing in place such as an in­ter­est free loan to help with the ini­tial costs of a re­new­able in­stal­la­tion. In 2014 the UK Gov­ern­ment launched the Do­mes­tic Re­new­able Heat In­cen­tive, a scheme that over a 7 year pe­riod will pay con­sumers for the amount of re­new­able energy they pro­duce. With this in­cen­tive al­ready prov­ing to be pop­u­lar it is likely that by 2020 Scot­land will be de­liv­er­ing a grow­ing per­cent­age of its heat­ing from re­new­able sources and these home­own­ers will pay sig­nif­i­cantly less for their energy bills than their energy ca­sual neigh­bours who chose not make the change to a more sus­tain­able form of heat­ing.

To find out more call Re­new­ables Now on 01631720587 or visit their Bar­cal­dine based show­room and see how switch­ing to a more sus­tain­able heat­ing sys­tem could make a pos­i­tive im­pact to your home and help to­wards a lower car­bon fu­ture for Scot­land.

*From Oc­to­ber 5th 2015 all house­holds with a biomass heat­ing sys­tem will have to source their fuel from a sup­plier reg­is­tered on the Biomass Sup­pli­ers List (BSL) in or­der to con­tinue to claim the Re­new­able Heat In­cen­tive (RHI).

The best way to check if you are al­ready us­ing an ap­proved fuel is to call your sup­plier di­rectly or visit biomass-sup­pli­ers-list.ser­vice.gov.uk/find-a-fuel to en­ter your post­code and find an ap­proved sup­plier in your area.

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