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Renewable Heat Incentive

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What is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)?

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme aiming to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies amongst householders, communities and businesses through financial incentives, and contribute towards the 2020 ambition of 12% of heating coming from renewable sources.

The UK Government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) makes key policy decisions and energy regulator Ofgem E-Serve administers the scheme.

Policy documents are available on the UK Government website.

There are two versions of RHI: domestic, and non-domestic. This page provides information on the domestic RHI, but for details on the non-domestic RHI

Domestic RHI scheme

The domestic RHI launched on 9 April 2014 and provides financial support to the owner of the renewable heating system for seven years. The scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland.

Am I eligible?

Further information about the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is below. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of criteria to apply for payments through the scheme.

If you generate heat for your home via a renewable source, you may be eligible to apply. We have listed some of the key eligibility criteria below, but before applying, you should read the full requirements and rules of the scheme available Ofgem's website.

What technologies are covered?

You should check before starting work whether the system you wish to install could be eligible for RHI payments.

We have given some information on eligibility criteria here – including additional requirements for biomass systems (below). Further guidance on domestic RHI eligibility criteria can also be found on Ofgem’s site.

To be eligible for RHI payments all renewable technologies must be:

  • Listed as a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified product

  • Issued with a MCS certificate

Technologies included are:

  • Biomass (wood fuelled) boilers*

  • Biomass pellet stoves with integrated boilers providing space heating*

  • Ground to water heat pumps

  • Air to water heat pumps

  • Solar thermal panels (flat plate or evacuated tube only) providing hot water for your home

  • Water source heat pumps can potentially be eligible for the Domestic RHI – they are included in the definition of a ground source heat pump.

  • Certain cooker stoves and high temperature heat pumps may also be eligible.

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  • We isolate and repair overflow problems, replacing ball-valves where deemed necessary

  • We provide a shower installation and repair service. If your shower isn’t working as it should be, one of our specialist engineers will drive out and put it right for you!

  • Toilet repairs. If your toilet is blocked, leaking or just isn’t flushing correctly, simply call us and we’ll come out and repair it for you.

  • Leaking tap repair. Whether your tap drips when turned off, or the pipework beneath your sink is leaking, we’ll quickly isolate the problem and put things right. With Boiler Pointer you’ll never have to listen to a dripping tap again!

  • We identify and fix hot water problems and immersion heaters. Have no running hot water? Don’t hesitate to call… Boiler Pointer will help!

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