For many domestic RHI installations, heat metering is essential in order to claim payments. To help renewable installers carry out heat meter installation successfully, we’re running a new heat meter training courses. The QCF Level 2 in the Principles of Metering for Renewable Heat Installations, covers all you need to know about heat meters; what type of applications they’re needed for, how to select and position them correctly, heat meter installation and commissioning. Heat meters are used on RHI installations where it is not possible to estimate heat use or generation. For these applications, heat meters regularly submit readings to work out how much the customer is owed. Heat meters are currently required in the following scenarios:Back to Insights
- If there is a back-up space heating system in the property. I.e. an eligible renewable heating system installed alongside another fossil-fuel space heating system.
- If the heating system combines a heat pump with a fossil fuel system, like a gas boiler within the same product.
- If the biomass boiler or stove has an installation capacity which does not provide 100 per cent of the space heating requirement.
- If the property was occupied for less than 183 days of the previous year.