RHI Scheme Is In Trouble In Northern Ireland
Posted 15 February 2016 - 12:31 PM
Another told me the the RHI was gone but I still needed to use an MCS installer or I would void the warrenty.
Can't find the other thread but dimplex confirmed they manufacture the new A class unit but their old ashp was a rebadged Panasonic.
Posted 15 February 2016 - 12:44 PM
Why would you pay extra to get MCs registered if the rhi scheme is over.
Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:04 PM
Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:41 PM
Posted 15 February 2016 - 07:01 PM
Now that all the incentives have been withdrew how do they propose to get the extra 4% needed to hit the targets. The scheme was set up to hit the target as whatever monies where spent to promote Renewables was going to be smaller than any fine they got hit with for not hitting them.
Posted 15 February 2016 - 08:09 PM
I've had my ground floor timber frame walls put up today and haven't had a chance to catch up on all this.
Posted 15 February 2016 - 08:24 PM
Big day today then for you. Now the fun begins.
Edited by declan52, 15 February 2016 - 08:49 PM.
Posted 15 February 2016 - 08:40 PM
So I'll crack on with my order for the solar pv
Posted 15 February 2016 - 08:49 PM
Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:58 PM
There will surely have to be some urgent information given to the public as to what the future holds for the scheme. If they are now saying its suspended we need to know how long for, will it open again in the future ? A lot of people left in the dark , companies left with orders buyers will no longer want ( sell off at cost ) ??
Maybe prices will fall now that the grants have stopped, though doubt that
Still £3.5k and 7 years payback is a big hit for missing out on a gshp install
Posted 16 February 2016 - 12:12 AM
At least there were a few things w3 didn't need to look at. PV guys were pulling prices out of the air. And the heating companies were well pissed off. One lad just said just get oil in and plan to switch to ashp in 5 years. He reckons they won't sell any heat pumps this year.
Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:39 AM
They will need to act quickly so people know where they stand. One guy was telling me he had his collectors already buried
The difference between the cost of the heat pumps and everything involved and a 'simple' oil system buys a hell of a lot of kerosene
Payback must now increase from an estimated 4-5 years to double that
If I just had a crystal ball on oil prices my mind would be made up once and for all
Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:49 AM
For you in your situation oil is the winner in the short term as long as prices stays low. Long term I would say gshp.
What method are you going to use to boost the water temp above 40 degrees to use in showers and baths if you go for a gshp.
Posted 16 February 2016 - 03:26 PM
Posted 16 February 2016 - 03:41 PM
You couldn't make this stuff up.
The scheme was introduced for non domestic first. Could they not have just scrapped the non-domestic part if thats were the problem was.
There was one company that currently had 125K of orders on the books and they were going to loose them all due to the changes.
I can see a wee fire sale of Heat pumps over the next few months.
Posted 16 February 2016 - 03:54 PM
Problems might be in a few years if anything goes wrong with your installation who do you call if your original company is gone.
Posted 16 February 2016 - 03:58 PM
i wasn't going to go with an MCS install for my ASHP so it doesn't really affect me but i could have been swayed to a pellet boiler over it.
looking at an oil install its realistically going to cost 3.5k so it wouldn't be much cheaper than a decent DIY ASHP install. Hopefully the ASHP would be cheaper to run in the long term.
Posted 16 February 2016 - 04:09 PM
If you go ashp how do you intend to boost the water temp.