Countdown to the end of the RHI
Install an air source heat pump to heat your home
7 years of income
Do I qualify?
How do I know how much I’ll receive?
RENEWBLE HEAT INCENTIVE
Get paid to use green energy
In 2013, the UK government introduced the RHI to incentivise homeowners to move away from fossil fuelled heat. How we heat our homes accounts for over 30% of the UK’s total carbon emissions. We have to stop using gas, oil and direct electricity. Fossil fuelled heat will be banned in all new houses within 5 years, and if you’re boiler stops working, you will be have no choice but to install a renewable heating product. Sadly, the Renewable Heat Incentive ends on April 1st 2022 – so now is the time to make the switch to an air source heat pump! Take advantage of the RHI and have the cost of your new heating system repaid to you in tax free cash!
Most frequent questions and answers
The following people are eligible to apply for the RHI:
- Owner occupiers (including second homes)
- Private landlords
- Social landlords
- Certain new builds
As long as you own the heating system, you can apply, and you will receive the RHI payments. But you will be expected to get necessary permissions from your tenants, both to install the system, and so you can comply with the requirements on maintenance and possible site visits.
Someone who has built or commissioned a home for their own use, either by building the home themselves or by working with builders.
The tariffs will be paid for 7 years. Payments will be quarterly, in arrears, by Ofgem. While paid over a seven year period, the rates have been calculated over the expected 20 year life of the systems.
Yes. For applicants accredited on or after 1st April 2016 tariffs will change annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Changes will come into effect on 1 April each year
Tariffs are paid per kWh of renewable heat generated. The amount of heat generated from your installation will be ‘deemed’. This is an estimate of the property’s expected annual heat usage. You multiply the deemed heat load of renewable heat by the tariff rate to calculate the annual payments.