Teign Housing wins renewable heating bid
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The Energy Saving Trust have announced that Teign Housing is one of 57 social landlords in Great Britain to be awarded a share of £5million. This money has been shared out to help the selected landlords install more renewable heating systems into the homes of their tenants.

Mike Hanrahan, chief executive said: “Whilst we are still waiting for the details of our share to be confirmed, we are really pleased to hear that our bid has been successful. Over the past few years, tackling fuel poverty has been an on-going priority and this money will have a really positive impact on a number of our tenants. Our original bid was for £30k and, should we receive that amount, we will use it to support the installation of air source heat pumps into 30 households that currently use more expensive electric heating systems.”

In general, an air source heat pump works the same way as a refrigerator does, the heat exchanger takes heat from the surrounding atmosphere and then transfers it into an enclosed space. The heat can then be sent around the home through a central heating system. The main advantages of an air source heat pump are:

  • It uses less electricity, but provides the same amount of heating as standard electric heaters, so reduces utility bills.
  • In areas where there is no gas it is more controllable method of heating a property in comparison to night storage heating.