Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
You could get money towards renewable heating costs in your home. You can claim for many types of renewable heating utility costs issued with OFGEM on a quarterly basis to contribute towards your heating bills as part of an ongoing eco drive if you have a heat pump, biomass boiler or solar water heating system installed. Payments are made for 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system.
You can apply if you live in England, Scotland or Wales. You must either:
- Own your home
- Be a private or social landlord
New build properties will not normally be eligible. The only exception is if you’re building your own home.
Green Homes Grant
If you’re a homeowner or residential landlord you can apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home.
Improvements could include installing an air or ground source heat pump to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces. You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2022.
What does it cover?
The following low carbon heating measures are covered by the Green Homes Grant voucher:
• Air source heat pump
• Ground source heat pump
• Solar thermal (liquid filled flat plate or evacuated tube collector)
• Biomass boiler
• Hybrid heat pump
How much does it cover?
Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000. If you, or someone in your household, receive certain benefits you may be eligible for a voucher covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000.
You can claim both the Domestic RHI and the Green Home Grant for a renewable heat installation. You must claim the Green Home Grant voucher first and then notify Ofgem that you have used it when you apply for accreditation to the Domestic RHI. The Green Homes Grant will then be deducted from your Domestic RHI payments. If you’re only claiming the Green Homes Grant voucher for energy efficiency measures, you do not need to notify Ofgem.
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