Panasonic Unveils Green Homes Cashback Scheme for Homeowners Installing an Air Source Heat Pump

06/10/2020

Bracknell, UK, 6 October 2020: Panasonic has unveiled details of a new incentive for homeowners who install air source heat pumps in the UK; The Green Homes Cashback Scheme. Under this new scheme, which takes effect from 1 October 2020, homeowners replacing an oil-fired, LPG, electric or mains gas boiler will be able to claim cashback of up to £600* via the Green Homes Cashback Scheme following the successful installation of a Panasonic Aquarea A2W heat pump with a connected Smart Cloud Controller* (conditions apply).

The new scheme, available throughout the UK, will run at the same time as the UK government’s Green Homes Grant (1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021) and is an additional incentive aimed at homeowners . Claims for the Panasonic cashback scheme can be submitted regardless as to whether participants have claimed any other government incentives. They are two different schemes running at the same time.

Tony Nielsen, UK Marketing Manager for Panasonic commented, “We are delighted to announce this new scheme. Homeowners will be able to benefit and receive cashback by participating. Not only will they enjoy the advantages of an energy efficient and environmentally friendly Aquarea Air Source heat pump to help to reduce heating and maintenance costs, but as long as they satisfy the scheme criteria, they will also be able to access cashback. The Green Homes cashback scheme is straightforward for homeowners to claim, whilst also providing the benefit of having a sustainable heating and hot water system to reduce homeowners carbon footprint.”
Panasonic is a leading manufacturer of air source heat pumps, with over 60 years of experience, selling to more than 120 countries around the world. The Aquarea range of heat pumps offer an energy efficient and sustainable heating solution for all types of homes – whatever the heating requirement. Aquarea is designed to help homeowners enjoy ideal temperatures and hot water in their home, even when outdoor temperatures are extreme. The system is far cleaner, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than alternatives such as using gas, oil or other electrical systems. The Panasonic units are quick and easy to install, with a modern, sleek, and unobtrusive design with quiet operation. The Aquarea units are highly compatible with other renewable energy efficient sources such as solar panels.
Homeowners can further benefit from connecting to the Panasonic Smart Cloud to enable an easy and intuitive user interface for remote temperature adjustments from anywhere, via a mobile, tablet or laptop, on the go or from the comfort of their own home. Additional savings can be made via monitoring powerful energy usage statistics by setting daily, weekly or monthly timers, plus holiday mode for heating and hot water requirements or setting up two zones within a home where the temperature can be adjusted separately to meet requirements. Furthermore, via the Service Cloud, service partners can offer remote maintenance and monitoring of the Aquarea units to avoid unnecessary call out charges.
Homeowners should note that to be eligible for the Green Homes Cashback scheme, the Aquarea units must be purchased and installed by a suitable heat pump installer between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021. Each Aquarea unit installed must also include a CZ-TAW1 controller and be connected to the Panasonic Smart Cloud.
To benefit from the above scheme, homeowners will firstly need to locate a suitable heat pump installer – these can be found all over the UK via the Panasonic i-finder or MCS website (see links on the website) – the installer will need to visit your home to be able to advise on the best capacity of heat pump to match the size of the house and meet your requirements. The amount of cashback will depend on the capacity of the heat pump that is installed and will be either £250 (3-7kW), £350 (9-12kW) or £600 (16kW).
Homeowners may also be eligible to take advantage of further savings and cashback from the current UK government schemes such as the Green Homes Grant (England only) or RHI scheme.
Once an Aquarea unit has been installed, the homeowner will simply need to upload evidence of the installation which includes: proof of purchase, photographic evidence of the installed outdoor unit and boiler it has replaced, model reference and serial number plus the Smart Cloud device ID. The homeowner will then receive the cashback via a preloaded Mastercard that can be spent anywhere that displays the Mastercard logo.
For more information on the Green Homes Cashback scheme visit https://www.aircon.panasonic.eu/GB_en/green-homes/

For further information on Panasonic’s wide range of heating and cooling solutions visit www.aircon.panasonic.eu.