Government Incentives & Policy

The reward for choosing heat pump technology

The UK government has introduced a number of policies and incentive schemes, which have been designed with the aim of increasing uptake of ground source and air source heat pumps. 

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

Key Facts

Self/Custom Build & Retrofit

Payments over 7 Years

Index Linked

Tariff Guarantee


Did you know that you can get paid by the Government to install heat pump technology in your home? As part of the UK commitment to global climate change targets, the domestic RHI has been introduced to promote the adoption of ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps.

The Domestic RHI is aimed at private residential self-build and custom build, as well as all retrofit applications

Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive 

Key Facts

Commercial Applications

Payments over 20 Years

Index Linked

Tariff Guarantee

The Non-Domestic RHI is a Government programme which provides financial incentives over a 20 year period for the use of renewable heating products, such as ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps.  

Payments are based on the metered amount of heat produced by the heat pump, and are index-linked, meaning payments should increase year on year.

Building Regulations & Heat Pumps

Key Facts

Reduced CO2 Emission Rates

Easily comply with Part L

SAP Appendix Q Listed

It is established fact that energy efficient homes attract higher property prices. However, at Alto Energy we understand that achieving building regulations and improving the thermal performance of each property can be a difficult path to navigate.

Heat pumps and underfloor heating save carbon dioxide emissions compared with conventional fossil fuel technologies and radiator distribution. These carbon savings contribute to towards your compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations.