Heat­ing pay­ments be­come avail­able

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

A £15m scheme to en­able house­hold­ers to opt for eco al­ter­na­tives to heat their homes has been given the go ahead by the Gov­ern­ment.

The re­new­able heat pre­mium pay­ment, the pre­cur­sor to the re­new­able heat in­cen­tive, be­gan on Mon­day and runs un­til March 31 next year.

It is in­tended to make re­new­able en­ergy tech­nolo­gies, in­clud­ing so­lar ther­mal pan­els, heat pumps and biomass boil­ers, more affordable. Those who do not cur­rently use gas to heat their homes are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for up to £1,250 to­wards the in­stal­la­tion cost. Home­own­ers who do use mains gas will be el­i­gi­ble for a £300 pay­ment to­wards so­lar wa­ter heat­ing pan­els. www.decc. gov.uk or tel: 0800 779 7710.

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