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tbrick18

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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
« on: January 25, 2016, 03:51:56 PM »
Has anyone taken advantage of the  Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme?
I'm trying to work out if these Biomass heating systems are worth the trouble of having to store pellets, clean them out every week etc.
Or if anyone knows of any common problems/faults it would be good to find out.

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Re: Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 04:34:59 PM »
In the process of using it for a Ground source heat pump. Seems pretty straight forward. Is yours a new build or a retro fit?
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Re: Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 04:55:46 PM »
In the process of using it for a Ground source heat pump. Seems pretty straight forward. Is yours a new build or a retro fit?

It would be a retro fit.
I'm more interested in the mechanics of the biomass system to be honest.
I've heard stories of older ones in particular giving quite a bit of trouble, such as the hopper clogging up.
I'm just trying to identify potential issues so I can ask the supplier about them and hopefully find out if those issues have been resolved in the newest models.

Just out of curiosity, are you buying your ground source system or going through the scheme where you pay nothing?
I'm just sceptical about something that says you pay nothing.

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Re: Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2016, 04:59:32 PM »
No We're buying it. I didn't think there was an option on the heat pumps to pay nothing? We're getting a grant of 3500 for the pump. 
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Re: Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2016, 05:13:47 PM »
No We're buying it. I didn't think there was an option on the heat pumps to pay nothing? We're getting a grant of 3500 for the pump.

Maybe you cant for the heat pump, I didnt look into it.
For the biomass there is a grant available, I think 7K. The grant is paid to you over the course of 7 years if you buy the system outright.
Or you can get the system for "free" and the provider claims the grant.
The scheme itself I can get my head around, it would just be good to speak with someone already in it to see if there are any pitfalls.