The Government’s Off-Grid Heating Plans Won’t be Cheap, so Who Will Pay?

The Government’s Off-Grid Heating Plans Won’t be Cheap
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Homeowners living off the grid could be affected by government plans to replace oil-fired heating systems with heat pumps from 2026 - plans which could be described as controversial, at the very least. 

The potential costs facing these homeowners to install low-carbon heating systems such as air source heat pumps is an issue which has sparked grave concern. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.