As we face another winter of spiralling energy prises, David Cowburn, the Director of Standards at the National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) has released a statement encouraging homeowners to make the changes to Renewables.
Mr Cowburn said: “Householders are increasingly seeing their rising energy bills as unsustainable, and are looking for alternatives. The good news is that there are lots of sustainable solutions to help make your home more efficient, generate your own energy, and even earn money for the energy you produce.
“If you decide to make the switch to sustainable energy, be sure to look into, and take full advantage of all the financial incentives and assistance that you’re eligible for, including; the Green Deal, Energy Company Obligation, Renewable Heat Premium Payment, and the Feed-in-Tariff. The Government also intends to allow householders to earn money from the energy they generate through renewable heat technologies through a scheme called the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. It is expected that this will be made available in spring 2014.
“When considering green home improvements, check the installer you choose to fit any small scale renewable technologies is a member of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and that, if you’re looking to take advantage of Green Deal finance, you use Green Deal Certified installers, advisors, and a Green Deal provider. Choosing certified trades people is the only way to ensure your energy generating home improvements are eligible for the financial incentives you’re entitled to.”
With millions of households in Britain now classified as being in fuel poverty, 82 per cent of respondents (surveyed by the DECC) concerned about steep energy price rises in the future, and the opportunities afforded by this variety of Government back schemes, now is the ideal time to switch to a purse and environment friendly renewable heating source.