Pub­lic at­ti­tude to­wards Re­new­able Heat­ing

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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