It is now official that the Government Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme for solar panel installations will end on the 31st March 2019.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has today announced the Government’s commitment to ban fossil fuel heating from new homes by 2025. In today’s Spring Statement, Hammond confirmed the introduction of a new standard for new build homes will be introduced by 2025, in order to future-proof new build homes with low carbon heating, such as heat pumps.
According to the latest advice from Government advisors, new build homes should be banned from connecting to the gas grid within as little as 6 years in order to tackle climate change. As reported in the Times and the BBC, The Committee on Climate Change report, titled “UK Housing: Fit for the Future”, suggests that all new-build homes in the countryside should be heated by heat pumps, rather than traditional fossil fuel boilers.
NHBC warranties are widely regarded as the standard warranty expected by homeowners who have purchased a new-build property. However, did you know that in order for that NHBC warranty to include low and zero-carbon technologies - including Heat Pumps - the installation needs to meet certain requirements.
As we begin 2018, heating oil prices are increasing, and Government support at it's highest ever level. As such, demand for Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps is set to increase. Alto Energy is the UK's exclusive distributor for IVT Heat Pumps, including the IVT Greenline HE: the most popular Ground Source Heat Pump in the UK market.