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Blame cowboy solar installers, not the product

Daily Mail’s alarmist article shows what goes wrong when you don’t use good renewable energy installers

A recent article in the Daily Mail entitled ‘How ‘money-saving’ solar panels actually INCREASED my heating bills by 220 per cent!’ appeared to criticise the benefits of Solar PV and Air Source Heat Pumps. However, if you read further the reason for these high bills is made clear – incorrectly installed or poorly designed systems.

The massive heating bills one unfortunate couple in the article received is likely to have come from the incorrect sizing of their Air Source Heat Pump or the property not actually being suitable for a heat pump. As a homeowner in article states ‘The boiler is far too powerful, it is a 9kW boiler, enough to heat the Royal Albert Hall’.

Another case highlighted an example of incorrectly installed solar panels. Solar PV on the wrong roof can mean they won’t be generating as much solar electricity as they could.

All of this illustrates the importance of enlisting expert installers, who design and specify the appropriate solution for your property. If designed and installed correctly, Solar PV and Air Source Heat Pumps can reduce your bills a great deal, often by around 50%, as well earning you tax-free money from the Government’s Feed-in Tariff and Renewble Heat Incentive schemes.

EnegyMyWay has years of knowledge and experience behind us, we’ll help you select the right products for your property which allow you to save money and help the environment

To find out more, or if you’d like advice about Solar PV or Air Source Heat Pumps, please contact your local EnergyMyWay director for a free survey and to discuss the best products for your property.

James Eades

By: James Eades

Operations Director, James Eades is EnergyMyWay's in-house expert on renewable energy policy, microgeneration technologies and best practice in the renewable energy industry.