From a design perspective, we also had to work hard to fit the new, slightly larger, radiators in their home in a way that did not affect their living space or were intrusive. The radiators are slightly larger with this system as they run at a lower temperature and use less energy than ordinary radiators.
The result was the family could enjoy their back garden again free of the oil tank that was previously there. The house was at a more comfortable temperature and, more importantly, the family no longer had to worry about running out of oil, particularly in winter. They also didn’t have to worry about the cost of oil in the future or the volatility of the oil prices.
On top of that, the family benefited from the RHI feed-in tariff offered by the government and the interest free loan, with an install cost of £10,800 and an Est funding of £10,000. The new running cost per year is now £1,041 however, with this being said their new RHI income rate is £11,332 consequently more than the install cost. The result was a brand new, clean green energy heating system that cost them the same price as it would upgrading the standard oil boiler.