29 May Everything You Need To Know About CHP Boilers
CHP (Combined Heat and Power) boilers are a new technological advancement that produce both heat and power simultaneously. Traditionally, more conventional boilers such as gas boiler which only generate heat. Though a CHP boiler will operate similarly to a gas boiler, the internal motor of a CHP generates electricity from the heat that’s produced.
As the price of fuel and its effects on the environment have rapidly increased in recent years, it is more effective for the ecosystem, your home and your wallet to install a CHP boiler. Because a CHP boiler not only can provide heat, you could make money back from the government on the electricity you produce. The Government have set up a ‘feed-in tariff’ whereby they pay you per kWh of electricity generated, plus an additional fee for any exported back to the national grid.
The Government explain: “If your application is successful, you’ll get a set amount for each unit (kilowatt hour or kWh) of electricity you generate – a ‘generation tariff’. The rates vary depending on:
- the size of your system
- what technology you install
- when your system was installed
- how energy efficient your home is.”