Panasonic welcomes social house RHI change

Panasonic has welcomed the latest changes to the domestic RHI scheme that come into effect in spring 2015 which benefit those in the social housing sector.

Under the new regulations, landlords will find it easier to apply to the scheme – if social landlords already have Energy Performance Certificates for their properties, and these are less than two years old, they will be able to apply to the scheme without the need for a Green Deal Assessment. This change streamlines the application process, and reduces the costs for landlords.

Commenting on the changes, Marc Diaz, Panasonic UK and Ireland country manager, said: “One way to help lift households out of fuel poverty is to improve the energy-efficiency of their homes. Air-source-heat-pumps like our Aquarea range can often be the answer. They have a low maintenance profile which helps to keep annual running costs down, contributing to the significant cost savings on energy bills that can be made in comparison to other heat and hot water systems powered by fossil fuels.”