Renewable Energy Systems for Homeowners and Self-Builders
How we work
It can be difficult to know where to start when upgrading to a renewable energy system, so we aim to provide impartial advice and tailor a solution that best meets your needs and is suitable for your property.
1. We would normally start by discussing your current heating system and what you would like to achieve, and look at your home, its age, construction, insulation levels current heating system etc.
2. If your home is suitable for a renewable heating system (and most are!) we would review plans of the house, your EPC, u-Values etc and come up with a proposal that would include details of:
- The heat pump we would install
- An estimate of the cost of the installation
- Details of the installation itself where the heat pump would be best placed, pipe runs etc.
- A performance estimate which would give details of the running costs
- Advice on applying for the £5,000 on offer under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme
3. If you were happy with the proposal and would like to take the project forward, we’d carry out a full survey of the property and one of our engineers would take a detailed look at the practicalities of the installation such as positioning the heat pump, running pipework, decommissioning your old system etc.
4. Once you were happy with the proposal and the practical issues involved, we’d both sign a formal MCS contract and schedule the installation to suit you.
We aim to work with you and provide you with the information and advice you need as we go along, so you are happy each step of the way.
Lower your bills with a renewable energy system
Your timing couldn't be better if you are thinking of:
- Replacing your fossil-fuel heating system
- Renovating or extending your existing property
- Building a new home
If you install a renewable energy heating system:
- You may be entitled to a £5,000 grant under the government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)
- VAT on renewable heating systems has been reduced to 0% from April 1st 2022, giving a further saving
- With soaring energy prices you could save money on running costs, especially compared to an oil boiler, by fitting a good quality, highly efficient heat pump
- Reduce your carbon emissions by installing a clean and safe renewable energy system. Combine a renewable heating system with solar panels to reduce your environmental impact and reduce your utility bills even further
Design, installation and commission
BioSun Energy can help you:
- Survey your property and design a heating system tailored to your lifestyle and your home
- Install and commission your renewable heating system on time and on budget
- As an MCS-registered company (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) we can apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme for your project on your behalf
Whether you have already decided on the technology you want to install, or you need some help, we can guide you through every step of the process.
Renewable energy: the future of heating
Renewable energy heating systems are still more expensive to install than fossil fuel boilers but over the lifetime of a heating system, renewable energy options such as air source heat pumps and solar panels will cost you less than fossil-fuel heating such as oil, LPG and, with soaring prices, even gas.
- In a well-insulated home, you can expect lower bills and lower maintenance requirements and the equipment typically has a 20-year lifespan
- You will also importantly reduce your carbon footprint. If you install solar panels and use a Green electricity tariff your carbon footprint for heating can effectively be zero
- You may also benefit from a higher property value
According to estate agent Savills, homes in England and Wales that have a heat pump fitted command a premium over average regional prices.
Analysis of average values of homes transacted between 2019 and 2021 shows that newer, cleaner, methods of energy do demand a higher price tag.
Savills survey of home buyers revealed that 59% of respondents said they would be willing to pay more for a home if at least 75% of a property’s energy was powered by renewable sources.
Lawrence Bowles, residential research analyst at Savills, said: “Faced with increasing energy prices, homes that offer more cost-efficient monthly alternatives – such as homes with heat pumps – are climbing higher up buyers’ wish lists when searching for a new home.”
Further help and advice on heat pumps
If you would like to find out more about heat pump systems, please visit John Cantor’s Heat Pumps.
John has been in the heat pump industry for more than 40 years and has an enviable reputation for providing impartial advice on the pros and the cons of heat pump systems, providing warts and all advice in layman’s terms.
Like us he wants to demystify heat pumps and give solid, no-nonsense advice, and is happy for us to refer people to his site.
As John says:
"My site is basically a download of my thoughts and experience gained from forty-two years working with many different types of heat pump. I am not selling anything here and aim to be hype-free and explain in a neutral manner. If I think something won’t work well, I will say so."
"I try to outline the simple basics in a jargon-free understandable manner. So, it should be ideal for beginners to the subject."
"However, I do branch-off into the finer details of various aspects of different heat pump system, and hope there are enough facts and figures to use as reference for those of you actually designing and installing things."
Let's talk about your project
If you have a project in mind or are thinking of installing renewable energy, please contact us for an initial informal chat.