Heating Grants Scotland | Different Types of Heating Grants

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Many people who are considering switching to renewable energy are put off by the large upfront cost. Luckily, there are not heating grants Scotland, that allow Scottish people to switch to renewable energy without breaking the bank. Here are just some of the available heating grants Scotland;

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The Renewable Heat Incentive

The renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme is a government funded scheme that is available for homeowners and private and social landlords in Scotland, England and Wales. This funding provides long-term financial support to people looking to install a renewable energy solution to their property.

The RHI scheme is designed to shorten the time that it takes for the household to make back the initial costs involved in installing and maintaining their renewable energy system so they can start saving money.

Here is the tariff associated with the RHI scheme, the homeowner is essentially getting paid for every kWh that is produced.

Renewable Heat Incentive Rates

Type of Heating System Tariff (p/kWh Renewable Heat)
Air Source Heat Pump 7.3
Ground Source Heat Pump 18.8
Solar Thermal (Solar Panels That Heat Water) 19.2 or more
Biomass Boiler 12.2

 

These payments are made to the homeowner quarterly for 7 years. The rates of this scheme can change every year so it’s important to be aware if you decide to go for this government incentive.

 

The Home Energy Scotland Loan

The Home Energy Scotland loan is also funded by the government. This allows people who are considering updating their energy system to renewable. It allows them to borrow up to £10,000 interest-free. Homeowners will be entitled to 75% of the cost to install and initially maintain the system.

Maximum Loan Amounts and Repayment Periods

Technology Maximum Loan Value Maximum Loan Repayment Period (years)
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) £2,500 5
Wind Turbine £2,500 5
Hydro Turbine £2,500

 

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Solar Water Heating System £5,000 8
Hybrid PV – Solar Water Heating System £7,500 8
Air Source-Water Heat Pump £10,000 12
Ground Source-Water Heat Pump £10,000 12
Water Source-Water Heat Pump £10,000 12
Wood-Fuelled (Biomass) Stoves and Boilers £10,000 12

 

Requirements

In order to be able to receive funding, the system must be installed by approved by the district heating scheme operator. Other requirements before you can receive funding include;

  • To minimise the amount of carbon dioxide produced, and maximise the energy saved, a minimum level of energy efficiency improvements is required
  • The system you want to install must be recommended in a supporting energy report
  • Your eligibility will be assessed and affordability and credit checks will be carried out before the loan is issued. No work is allowed to commence on installation until you’ve received a written loan offer.

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How to Find an Installer?

If you are considering switching to renewable energy, then one of the many heating grants Scotland could help you achieve that. Installers must be approved by whatever loan provider you decide to use. The government-funded schemes are the best to go for as they are long-term and have no interest, making them the most practical.

Factors to consider when choosing a Tarmac Company

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Tarmacking is a very delicate matter and no matter how small your project is, getting skilled and qualified personnel to do the job is a must. Tarmacking is always a costly project, and it is therefore critical to ensure that you invest in the right workforce and professionals. This means that you should consider a lot of factors before getting involved with any Tarmac company to avoid getting cheated on or played. In this article, we bring to you some of these factors that you should consider. We hope that you will find this helpful in your next tarmacking adventure!

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Stay Focused During The Working Week

It is hard to stay focused during the week when you are racing to the weekend. The most important thing you can do is stay motivated. Whatever helps you to do this, try to keep a routine and stick to it. We have gathered a list of tips below on how you can improve your working week for the better.

Focus Only On Your Current Task

Multitasking is a necessity in many roles, however, it is advised that you deal only with your current task.  You will have a more productive day when you only one item in front of you whenever possible. It is easy to get distracted when you are working on multiple things at the one time. Start by writing a to-do list and stick to the format that it is written in.

 Supplies

There is nothing that looks worse than not having a and paper on hand. Make sure that you get yourself a paper diary or a notepad where you can track everything that you need to remember. By investing in proper work supplies this will help you to get organised and stay organised.  Your employer may supply these goods for you, however, it is your responsibility to remind them of this. Make sure your office supplies and materials are fully stocked and available at hand.

Declutter 

The Independent has revealed that intelligent people tend to be messy, however, this is no excuse for you to be messy when you are at work. Clutter can be distracting and that is why you should always clean and tidy your desk area.

These are just suggestions, there are many ways that you can improve productivity. Making a change must happen on your own terms. Start by clearing your workspace and starting afresh. Organise whatever needs to be organised and remove anything that is no longer of use to you.

Once you have done this simple step, you will be amazed at how much more productive you will feel because of it. Make sure you do this at the start of the week as you will notice the difference in how you feel after it.

Keep Your Email Organised

Uh oh. We are all guilty of letting our email boxes clog up when really there is no excuse for it. There are a number of ways you can now filter your emails so that everything is sorted while still in the same place. Any professional will feel better about their work they keep their inbox clean and organized. Remember, you would never keep a hold of a paper letter if you did not need it, the same should apply to your digital email. If you don’t need an email, delete it.

Try not to check your emails throughout the day as this will waste time. Pick a couple times during the day to answer all of your emails at once.

 

 Office Preparation for Winter

The temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter. If you work in an office it is important that you get your workplace ready for the winter months. Make these steps towards a cleaner and more comfortable workplace. You should be best prepared for any problems that may arise during the winter months. The more prepared you are, the more smoothly the season will run. This effort should be made across the company, so show your employees that you care. Continue reading “ Office Preparation for Winter” »

Making The Move From Bricks & Mortar To Online

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In the 21st century, we are seeing more and more pure play retailers come into the picture. Many of these purely online retailers are stealing the show and dominating their respective markets. You don’t need to think for too long in order to come up with a few examples in your head; think ASOS, Amazon and any comparison site. If you have been a bricks and mortar faithful and kept your business afloat then you are on to a winner, mounting real estate costs and competition have seen many high street retailers face closures.

This is nothing to be disheartened in, even some of the UKs biggest retailers were hit hard by the recession and above factors. With modern technology and CMS (content management systems) which facilitate eCommerce, there has never been a better time to make the move online. Here we take a look at what is to be gained from making the move from bricks & mortar to online.

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The Best Office Jobs For Students

So you are looking for office jobs, there are many benefits of taking on a 9/5 full-time position. Chances are you will learn things that you could never imagine doing and it will look great on your CV if you apply for a new position after university. Many students take on office jobs during the summer and some employers will even encourage flexible and part time working during term time.

If you are unsure what type of jobs to look for, we have listed some of the best jobs for students below. Continue reading “The Best Office Jobs For Students” »

Why Your Business Should Go Green

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Doing your bit for the environment is a necessary endeavour that we all have to be responsible for. Reducing your carbon footprint is something that most of us have adapted to and made the necessary changes. Whether you are an avid environmentalist that is passionate about saving the planet or an everyday activist that does their part to spread the message, everyone has a role that needs filled to make sure future generations are able to live their years out without the burden that their ancestors have placed upon them. Continue reading “Why Your Business Should Go Green” »