If you install an air source heat pump in your home between now and March 2022 it is possible to benefit from the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) scheme run by the UK Government. This scheme was set up to help promote the installation of renewable heating systems in the home, whereby subsidy payments are paid to those who have an eligible system installed every 3 months over a 7 year period.
With Igloo's Clean Heat Switch we can help to reduce the up-front cost of your heat pump via a process called Assignment of Rights. What this means is that we can claim the DRHI payments on your behalf instead of you receiving the payments over 7 years. In return for you assigning these payments over to us, we will provide you with a vastly reduced system price.
If you chose to proceed with Igloo’s Clean Heat Switch, there are a couple of actions and considerations you need to be aware of which we have outlined below (plus some useful links at the end):
- Within 14 days of the system being Commissioned you will need to complete your online application for the Domestic RHI and Nominate Igloo Renewable Assets Limited as your registered investor.
- To remain compliant with the scheme, you will need to ensure the new heating system remains in good working order and is serviced once a year in accordance with the manufacturer guidelines (you will need to do this anyway to ensure your warranty remains valid). We can provide this service for you, though you are free to use other service providers if preferred.
- You will need to spend a few minutes once a year submitting an annual declaration via Ofgem’s MyRHI portal.
- If there are any changes to your heating system, for example it stops working, needs repair or is changed in any way you will need to notify Ofgem and Igloo. If ownership of the heating installation changes (e.g. if you sell your home) you will also need to notify us and Ofgem at least 28 days prior to the change of ownership.
- You will need to notify Ofgem of any changes that might impact your RHI eligibility (e.g. if the property remains unoccupied for more than 183 days in a year, or if you later receive public grants for the installation). Again, you will need to do this whether you choose to go with our Clean Heat Switch or not.
Ofgem’s Essential Guide for Domestic RHI applicants:
Ofgem's guidance on the ongoing obligations regarding RHI payments:
Ofgem’s guidance regarding Assignment of Rights:
We are here to help
Dealing with Government schemes can be complicated, but we have a lot of experience doing so and are here to help you understand your options and the full details. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with the team who will be happy to help.
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