Saturday, 20 March 2010

Replace your old boiler with energy-efficient Daikin Altherma heat pumps

The boiler scrappage scheme introduced by the Government has the potential to transform the future of central heating. But rather than simply replacing one old boiler for another newer model, home owners should seize this opportunity to move away from traditional fossil fuels towards a more efficient renewable energy alternative.

It’s the perfect chance to grab the biggest cash subsidy in the market today with up to £1,300 of funding available from the Government plus a £500 Top-up Fund from Daikin UK. So don’t get left out of the renewables revolution!

Daikin Altherma heat pumps offer triple the efficiency of even the most efficient boilers in the market and produce 2/3rds of all the heat for warming our homes and hot water absolutely free from the air. Fact not fiction. Yet so far, heat pumps barely get a foot note in the ‘What’s it all about’ section of the boiler scrappage scheme website. The chances are, you’ve not even heard of them yet.

But the Daikin Altherma heat pump range offers a much more future-proof and low carbon alternative to any old (or new) boiler. And one that not only qualifies for the Boiler Scrappage Scheme £400 voucher, but also qualifies for up to £900 grant from the Government’s Low Carbon Building’s Programme and also attracts a further £500 discount available exclusively from Daikin UK: the biggest top up funding currently available in the market today.

The reality is that Daikin Altherma heat pumps are the heating and hot water solution of the future because: It provides all your hot water and home heating needs - even when the weather is down to -20°C You don’t need to rip out your central heating system or change your radiators; just replace your boiler with a heat pump It could save you up to £670 per year in fuel costs, compared with running a G-rated boiler, or up to £270 per year compared with running an A-rated boiler.

To see how these figures add up, take for example a typical Victorian three-bedroom house (120sqm), which has a total heating demand of 27,000kWhr per year. When running on a G-rated gas boiler (typically 65% efficient) the fuel costs for heating this household are on average £1,500 pounds per year. A more energy efficient A-rated condensing boiler (typically 91% efficient) will bring fuel costs down to £1,100 per year.

However, with a Daikin Altherma HT system, which delivers seasonal efficiency of more than 300%, the running costs go right down to £830 per year. That is £670 saving: a 45% lower running cost than a G-rated boiler and 24% lower than an A-rated boiler. The same major savings are calculated when the Daikin Altherma HT system is compared with G and A-rated boilers, based on a typical dual fuel tariff. And that’s without factoring potential rise in energy prices through the lifetime of your heating system.

What’s more, the entire Daikin Altherma product range available from Daikin UK is accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) so you can access all the grants available towards the cost of your installation when fitted by an MCS accredited installer. Check Daikin Altherma’s website to find an MCS certified installer near you.

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