The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) will be put into place to help homeowners in England and Wales afford the upfront costs of replacing their boiler with a more environmentally friendly heat pump. The scheme will launch April 2022 & will run until April 2025. The BUS will replace the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which will end on the 31st of March 2022.
Last year, the government set a target to install 600,000 heat pumps in homes per year by 2028, this scheme has been set into place to allow the financial side of the replacement to be lesser to the people who decide to replace their boiler with a heat pump. However, some believe that this scheme alone will not be enough to reach this target.
Under the scheme, if you are eligible, you will be able to receive this government grant for the purchase of low-carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, which are more environmentally friendly than natural gas boilers. Homeowners can apply to receive government grants of £5,000 for the purchase of air source heat pumps (ASHP) and grants of £6,000 for ground source heat pumps (GSHP).
What do people think of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?
Laura Bishop, Chair of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association, said:
‘The Ground Source Heat Pump Association warmly welcomes the release of the Heat and Buildings Strategy. We look forward to a consistent policy environment which will drive growth in our sector and the UK economy on the path towards achieving Net Zero.’
‘Ground source heat pumps represent a long-term infrastructure asset which delivers unrivalled efficiencies in generating clean heat, and we hope the policy will underpin the mass market roll out we have been anticipating for some time.’
Phil Hurley, Chair of the Heat Pump Association, said:
The heat pump industry warmly welcomes these bold steps forward. The industry in the best shape it has ever been, with sales this year already double those seen ever before.
This announcement is timed perfectly to take advantage of the Heat Pump Association’s recently launched training course, with the industry now ready to retrain the UK’s army of installers with the capacity to train up to 40,000 per year, to ensure consumers can find a suitably trained and skilled heat pump installer when they need one.
Today’s announcement will give industry and installers a huge confidence boost that now is the time to scale-up and retrain in preparation for the mass roll out of heat pumps, as well as making heat pumps as affordable as boilers, so all consumers can soon access and enjoy the benefits of affordable, reliable low carbon heating that stands the test of time.
What does Radiant Heating think of the scheme?
Jane Herrick, Radiant Heating Solutions LTD Business Manager, comments:
‘As the Government continues to show full commitment to cutting the greenhouse gas emissions and to play our part in helping to limit global warming, they have recently introduced the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme starting in April 2022.
We are hopeful this will make a difference to many more households up and down the country by offering reduced heating upgrade costs making it more affordable to all.
At Radiant Heating Solutions, we are working hard to honour our current commitments to ensure our clients receive the RHI grant in time for the expiry date and are very much looking forward to helping new clients to take advantage of the newly advertised BUS scheme.
We are investing heavily in more staff and more training to offer the best advice and to enable our high levels of customer service to continue throughout what promises to be a very busy time ahead.’
If you want to find out more then be sure to check out the government site by clicking HERE.
Thinking about taking advantage of this new scheme in April? Why not get a quote from us today, whether it’s just supplying you with a Heat Pump or also the possibility of installing it too? We’d love to be able to help you to take advantage of the new Government incentive, so, be sure to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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