Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI)

What is the Renewable Heating Incentive?

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a scheme formed by the UK Government to encourage private households, communities, and businesses to install renewable energy technologies for heating purposes, through financial support.

The RHI scheme runs until 31st March 2022 and was first established in April 2014. RHI was set up in order to minimise the effects of climate change, as well as contribute towards the UK’s goal to have 12% of heating coming from renewable energy sources.

Am I eligible if I have an Air Source Heat Pump?

To be eligible for RHI, you must have had an air source heat pump installed and it needs to be an air to water heat pump with the compressor driven by electricity - which most are. Also the air pump must:

  • Be a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified product
  • Be issued with an MCS certificate number

You will also require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) number. The EPC must be valid and have been completed within the last 2 years.

You have only 12 months to apply to the scheme from the system’s commissioning date - that is when it has been tested and officially approved with a Microgeneration Certification Scheme certificate.

MSS are an approved MCS certifier of air source heat pumps.

What are the financial benefits?

If you have a certified Air Source Heat Pump installed and adhere to the regulations of the RHI scheme, you can receive quarterly payments from the government for a period of seven years.

For a 2-3 bed property with an Air Source Heat Pump installed you could get an estimated annual RHI payment of £1,302*

The payment amounts are based on the amount of renewable heat generated by your household. The current tariff rates for the scheme are here.

*Find out how much you could get: RHI Payment Calculator.

How do I apply for the RHI

The scheme is open to applications until 31st March 2022 and you can apply via Ofgem’s website and ensure you provide all the relevant information.

Managing your MyRHI Account

Calculate your RHI payment

Call us to discuss Air Source Heat Pump installations on 01469 423 222

Register with MSS as an installer

Partner with us for all of your Air Source Heat Pump installations. We will ensure they meet MCS compliancy and sign them off, enabling your customers to claim their RHIs.



As specialists in Air Source Heat Pumps we often receive enquiries about their suitability and application. Please take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions below.

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