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    Renewable Energy – Which option is best for my home?

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    Renewable Energy – Which Is Best For My Home?

    Which Renewable Energy is Best For My Home

    Renewable energy is on the tips of everyone tongues, from electric cars to greener heating; we’re starting to think about ways we can make changes now and in the future.

    With the government target of acheiving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, BoilerJuice wants to help customers reduce their carbon footprint created by their heating and help those interested in knowing more about greener energy.

    However, searching for information on green energy can be pretty time-consuming, so we’ve put together a handy table simply to show you the average costs, the options available and the pros and cons for each renewable energy.

    Air Source Heat Pump

    A pump that uses electricity to run. It takes the air from outside and uses it to create heating for your home.
    £ 9,000 -11,000 Installation & System
    • Low carbon option
    • Financial support available
    • Affordable to run
    • You could save up to £1,000 a year
    • Renewable energy source
    • No fuel deliveries
    • No digging needed for installation
    • Easily provides heating and hot water
    • Low savings if switching from mains gas,
    • Space on a wall or ground is needed for   installation
    • Uses more electricity in the colder months

    Ground Source Heat Pump

    A pump that uses the pipes in your garden to extract heat from the ground
    £ 14,000 -19,000 Installation & System
    • Low carbon option
    • Financial support available
    • Affordable to run
    • You could save up to £1,000 a year
    • Renewable energy source
    • No fuel deliveries
    • More energy efficient than an air source pump
    • Easily provides heating and hot water
    • Certain pipework is only suitable for larger gardens
    • Specialist equipment may be needed for installation
    • Land will need to be dug up for installation

    Solar Water Heating

    Uses heat from the sun to provide heating and hot water.

    £ 4,000 -5,000 Installation & System
    • Low carbon option
    • Helps the main energy source work more efficiently
    • Affordable to run
    • Reduce the need to buy fossil fuels
    • Minimal maintenance
    • Easy to install
    • Stores heat/hot water as a backup
    • Must be installed with another renewable energy source.
    • If installed with a solar water system you can not apply for RHI.

    CHEAPEST

    Biomass

    A stove or boiler that burns wood, animal waste or household waste to provide heating.
    £ 11,000 -17,000 Installation & System
    • Low carbon option (less than fossil fuels)
    • Financial support available
    • Affordable to run
    • You could save up to £1,205 a year
    • Renewable energy source
    • Takes up more space due to the storing of the fuel, flue and larger wood boiler
    • One of the most expensive renewable energy system to install
    • Stove not available for financial support

    Thermal Energy Stores

    Vessels that store excess heat created by an energy source.
    £ Varied Installation & System
    • Low carbon option
    • Affordable to run
    • No fuel deliveries
    • No digging needed for installation
    • Stores excess heat for future use
    • Minimal maintenance
    • Helps efficiency of renewable energy sources
    • Financial support available for most renewable energy sources.
    • Not an energy source on it's own. An energy source will need to be installed.
    • Financial support not available if solar water system is your energy source.
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