Lo­cal home­own­ers have their say

The Oban Times - - News -

Bar­cal­dine based com­pany, Re­new­ables Now, took to the streets of Oban and Fort Wil­liam in Oc­to­ber to ask lo­cal home­own­ers how they cur­rently heat their homes and which heat­ing tech­nol­ogy they would choose in the fu­ture. The sur­vey pro­vided an in­sight into how the pub­lic feel about re­new­able heat­ing and de­liv­ered some sur­pris­ing re­sults.

With the fu­ture of re­new­able en­ergy of­ten dom­i­nat­ing the head­lines, not to men­tion the fast ap­proach of the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s 2020 bid to re­duce car­bon emis­sions, it’s no won­der that 91% of peo­ple sur­veyed in Oban were aware of re­new­able heat­ing and re­new­able en­ergy. The sur­vey re­vealed that over a third of the home­own­ers liv­ing in Oban and al­most half of those in Fort Wil­liam who cur­rently have elec­tric heat­ing were un­happy and ex­pressed a strong de­sire to change to a ‘less ex­pen­sive’ method of heat­ing. Of th­ese, 39% were con­sid­er­ing a switch to a re­new­able form of heat­ing, how­ever, over half of the home­own­ers were un­sure of how to source fur­ther in­for­ma­tion when con­sid­er­ing a re­new­able heat­ing in­stal­la­tion.

Of the home­own­ers who had a clear idea of how to se­lect a sup­plier, the ma­jor­ity de­clared the need to find a well- es­tab­lished lo­cal com­pany ca­pa­ble of pro­vid­ing ad­vice for a range of op­tions and a com­pany who could de­liver a be­spoke ser­vice be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter in­stal­la­tion.

Re­new­ables Now are one of Scot­land’s longest es­tab­lished re­new­able en­ergy ad­vi­sors and have helped home­own­ers to make en­ergy ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ments to their homes for a num­ber of years. Whether it be in­tro­duc­ing smart heat­ing zones through­out the home, in­stalling a smart en­ergy mon­i­tor or by re­plac­ing a fos­sil fuel heat­ing sys­tem with a more ef­fi­cient re­new­able one, there is al­ways a more sus­tain­able, af­ford­able and con­trol­lable so­lu­tion for ev­ery­one. Call the Re­new­ables Now team on 01631720587 to find out more or ar­range to view one of their many re­new­able heat­ing in­stal­la­tions near you.

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