Viessmann launches online calculator to work out the most suitable renewable heating technology for your home
Covering a range of technologies, Viessmann’s sophisticated tool offers estimations on the savings available for domestic properties in the UK
As part of a fully comprehensive, but concise information hub on the domestic RHI, Viessmann has launched an online calculator to work out the most appropriate renewable technology for different homes, in light of the introduction of the government’s domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which offers long term financial support for the generation of renewable heat in the home. The scheme is designed to increase the uptake of renewable technologies in the home and reduce the domestic carbon footprint in the UK. The initiative is targeted at ‘off grid’ customers, however the same rates are available to all consumers. Viessmann’s calculator is available via www.viessmann-rhi.co.uk and takes just seconds to work out the savings, after users enter their postcode, property type and age, floor area, number of occupants and the age and type of the current heating system. Using this information, the sophisticated and easy-to-use interface then displays the results, allowing you to compare technologies to provide the best savings for your home. The results include the total RHI credit, the payback period and the annual CO2 and fuel savings compared to the current system.
Darren McMahon, marketing director at Viessmann says, “Consumers hear about lots of government incentives for reducing energy consumption on the news and feel that the ins and outs of the schemes can be difficult and confusing to navigate. Viessmann’s domestic RHI calculator will allow homeowners to look at different options in a clear and concise way, encourage them to invest in the lower long-term running costs that renewable technologies offer and significantly reduce their own carbon footprints”.
The technologies the domestic RHI covers include biomass, solar thermal, ground and air source heat pumps. Viessmann has a range of products for all of the technologies included in the scheme, meaning they are in the unique position to give consumers completely unbiased advice regarding the solution that best fits their requirements. Customers, specifiers and installers can expect Viessmann to have thought of everything from the ideal technology or combination of technologies to suit an application to one easy-to-use, integrated control system.
The Viessmann domestic RHI calculator, can be found at http://www.viessmann-rhi.co.uk