Funding your change to an energy-efficient heat pump? Find out more about the different incentives on offer, and how to make your eco-friendly home even more affordable.
Eco-friendly heating that’s better for the planet
– and your pocket
Achieving a warmer and more eco-friendly home could be easier than you think. In fact, there are a number of ways make your Daikin Altherma heat pump more affordable, so you can enjoy a positive change for years to come.
With Daikin’s high-performance technology, not only could you save hundreds on your heating bills every single year – you may be eligible for financial incentives to help you offset the cost of installation, too.
And it’s simple to find which government grants, financial incentives or cashback schemes are available to you.
Green Homes Grant
Green Homes Grant now closed
The Green Homes Grant offering funding up to the value of £5000 (or 66%) for heat pump installations has now closed.
The government has said that any application for the Green Homes Grant made by 31 March 2021 will be honoured. And any Green Homes Grant vouchers already issued may be extended upon request. Find out more.
While it is disappointing that the Green Homes Grant is no longer available, the Renewable Heat Incentive is still in place, providing quarterly payments over seven years to help offset the cost of your heat pump.
In Scotland, homeowners can still apply for up to £7,500 cashback and £2,500 loan in the Scottish Government Renewable Heat Scheme.
Renewable Heat Incentive
The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive has been extended until 31 March 2022. The domestic RHI gives UK homeowners the opportunity to earn money back on their heat pump once it’s been installed.
You’ll receive quarterly payments for seven years from the date you apply, with tariff-based payments for every unit of renewable heat your system generates.
Payments from the domestic RHI are calculated on a tariff basis for every unit of renewable heat it’s estimated your system generates. You’ll receive quarterly payments for the first seven years your technology is installed.
For a highly efficient Daikin Altherma heat pump, this could add up to around £10,200 for a four-bedroom home* – although if you also claim the Green Homes Grant, your future RHI payments will be reduced by the amount of funding you received upfront.
Plus you could receive another £1,610 over seven years, for having a metering and monitoring service package installed alongside your heat pump.
*RHI payments, as calculated in Daikin Heating Solutions Navigator report, based on the capacity requirements of a two storey, four-bedroom detached house, 150 sq.m, built between 1991-2005, in the Midlands, with a heat loss of 8.86 kW
There are certain eligibility criteria you’ll need to meet – and stick to – in order to qualify for these ongoing payments. Some of these rely on your home’s energy performance, and others on your technology’s efficiency.
All eligible Daikin Altherma heat pumps exceed the technical quality standards needed to qualify for the domestic RHI scheme.
As with the Green Homes Grant, your heat pump should be installed by an MCS accredited installer, like a member of the Daikin Sustainable Home Network. Our experts can also guide you on how to ensure you remain eligible for the domestic RHI scheme for its duration.