Originally posted by: shirleycourse
Originally posted by: Davealmond90
Gas is cheaper to install and will probably integrate more easily with your existing system (depending on how recent it is). Running...
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Are you aware of how much is likely to be paid to owners of systems under the Renewable Heat Incentive? Difficult to compare with an alternative if you don't know this key fact. Also, you would need to factor in the likely rises in gas prices that nearly everybody in the energy industry is expecting. Further consider the value this could add to your property valuation, and the fact that you can rest assured that your contribution to co2 emissions has been reduced. All of a sudden, it's not as easy to write off renewables.
I should further add that financing may be available for renewable heating under the green deal, if you can wait until February for that scheme to get underway.