Public attitude towards Renewable Heating
AFTER launching a national survey aimed to track and monitor public attitudes towards renewable heat, household energy bills and energy security, The Department of Energy and Climate Change ( DECC) have released a summary of their key findings which bear insightful results. More interestingly, the data collected by the Government mirrored the statistics recently reported by local company Renewables Now, after they took to the streets of Oban and Fort William to ask home owners how they feel about the future of Renewable Energy.
Barcaldine based company Renewables Now found that almost all of those surveyed by them were aware of renewable heating, however, over half were unaware of how to source further information when considering a renewable installation. The Department of Energy and Climate Change ( DECC) had similar findings and reported that almost half of the UK were aware of renewable heating and it’s three most common forms, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and biomass boilers. Their results however, found that less than 5% of the respondents felt they knew much about these technologies in detail.
The summary of data collected by the Government also revealed that nearly 7 in 10 people were concerned about the steep rise in future energy prices and such concerns were proven to be highest amongst those aged 35 - 44. Renewables Now confirmed that of those aged between 30 and 50 who participated in their survey and of those who currently use electric heating, there was a strong desire to change to a ‘ less expensive’ method of heating.
Renewables Now have been helping homeowners to make improvements to their homes for a number of years and are always happy to welcome new enquiries. They are on hand to advise and support anyone who wishes to make their home more energy efficient and provide each customer with the most beneficial option for them and their home. 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 comfortable solution for everyone. Call the Renewables Now team on 01631720587 to find out more or arrange a viewing at one of their renewable installations near you.