Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

You could get money towards renewable heating costs in your home.

Types of heating

You can claim for:

  • biomass boilers
  • solar water heating
  • certain heat pumps

Payments are made for 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system.

The money is paid through the Domestic RHI scheme.


You can apply if you live in England, Scotland or Wales. You must either:

  • own your home
  • be a private or social landlord

New build properties will not normally be eligible. The only exception is if you’re building your own home.

What you’ll get

Use the Domestic RHI payment calculator to find out how much you could get.

How to apply

You need to apply online.

Read more about the scheme.

If you need help

Simple Energy Advice
Telephone: 0800 444 202
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm

Home Energy Scotland
Telephone: 0808 808 2282
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm

Find out about call charges.

There’s a separate RHI scheme for businesses, the public sector and non-profit organisations.